Photon Tunneling Optical Interconnect

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAH0101CR166
Agency Tracking Number:
01SB1-0107
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Holler
Senior Physicist
(650) 969-6485
shlgr@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
Anthony O'Keefe
President
(650) 965-7772
aoklgr@ix.netcom.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Phase I project seeks to develop an innovative card-to-backplane optical interconnect technology based on photon tunneling. The proposed technology will provide a low-cost, high-efficiency means of directing light from a PCcard to a backplane without bending the photon waveguide.Furthermore, the proposed technology will provide low insertion-loss and high-spectral quality transmission thus allowing the addition of several photonic circuits operating at different wavelengths without significant cross-talk. The result will be ahighly-modular technology that will enable high-quality, high-speed computer networks to be realized.The benefits of the proposed technology fundamentally include high-quality, high-speed optical networks capable of being easily reconfigured. However, theproposed technology also has implications for high-spectral quality filters necessary for wavelength division multiplexing systems as well as, with slight modifications, being adapted as a rapid response chemical and biological sensor.The extent of the proposed technology is quite broad covering applications in telecommunications networks and photonic sensors, environmental and atmospheric monitoring, and medical diagnostics.

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