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Active Low-Voltage Modulators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-23-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: N231-010-0788
Amount: $139,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N231-010
Solicitation Number: 23.1
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-08-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-15
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dodd Gray
 (978) 738-8274
Business Contact
 William Marinelli
Phone: (978) 738-8226
Research Institution

We propose the development of Active Low-Voltage Modulators (ALVM) based on the thin film lithium niobate (TFLN) photonic-integrated circuit (PIC) platform to realize enhanced radio-frequency (RF) links that are compact, efficient, and can be scalably manufactured using a commercial wafer-scale production capability. The proposed modulator design combines a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) with an integrated pair of low-biased Mach-Zender interferometers (MZIs) in a push-pull configuration to enable RF-photonic links with low noise figure (NF) and high bandwidth.

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