Ultra Low Drive Voltage Electro-Optic Modulator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0414
Agency Tracking Number: 08ST1-0221
Amount: $98,867.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: ST081-014
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
75 Willow Springs Lane Suite 201, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathon Barton
 (805) 680-2176
Business Contact
 Milan Mashanovitch
Title: Director of business development
Phone: (805) 708-3960
Email: mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution
 Nadir Dagli
 ECE Dept
Santa Barbara, CA, 93116
 (805) 893-4847
 Nonprofit college or university
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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