Ultra Low Drive Voltage Electro-Optic Modulator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,867.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0414
Award Id:
85014
Agency Tracking Number:
08ST1-0221
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
75 Willow Springs Lane Suite 201, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
191741292
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Barton
President
(805) 680-2176
jbarton@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Milan Mashanovitch
Director of business development
(805) 708-3960
mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Nadir Dagli
ECE Dept
UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA, 93116
(805) 893-4847
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The main objective of this proposal is to develop ultra low drive voltage, low insertion loss, and high bandwidth modulators. This will be achieved using substrate removed optical nanowires. This new phase modulator design and fabrication platform will be combined with existing techniques for achieving the required high bandwidth and high efficiency operation, such as traveling wave electrode design and push-pull Mach Zehnder modulator architecture. The proposed approach enables a modulator that has a drive voltage on the order of 0.1V and the potential for integration of a driver amplifier.

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