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Monolithic Optoelectronic Transmitters Using Bistable Sub-Wavelength Optical Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6003C0049
Agency Tracking Number: 02-1082
Amount: $159,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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Principal Investigator
 Steven Carlson
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 (617) 562-0800
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 Steven Carlson
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (617) 562-0800
Research Institution

Bistable infrared-reflecting organic semiconductors were shown in Phase I to provide novel solid state electro-reflective modulation. These organic semiconductors were also found to possess photon-induced electron transfer and electrical conductivityproperties for use in infrared (IR) photodetectors. Phase II will offer prototypes of an electro-reflective modulator and of an infrared-absorbing photodetector that both incorporate these stable organic semiconductors as the active materials. Theseelectro-optic prototypes will include ultra-small active areas of less than 1.5 micron dimensions, i.e., sub-wavelength in size. This is on the order of 500 times smaller than indium phosphide (InP)-based modulators and in turn more than 20,000 timessmaller than polymer-based and lithium niobate-based modulators. These optical modulators and photodetectors/receivers operate at picosecond speeds and are designed for integration into monolithic optical transceivers for optical interconnects for withinand between chips in computer systems, which will enable much faster and denser computing.

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