Compact High-Speed Wideband Multi-Drop Wavelength Tunable Filter Based on Super Compact Grating

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0261
Agency Tracking Number: N054-007-0117
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T007
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
828 Davis Street, Suite 206, Evanston, IL, 60201
DUNS: 141545447
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jing Ma
 Vice President
 (847) 425-7585
 jma@optonetinc.com
Business Contact
 Jing Ma
Title: Vice President
Phone: (847) 425-7585
Email: jma@optonetinc.com
Research Institution
 NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
 Susan G Ross
 Office of Sponsored Programs, 633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL, 60208
 (847) 491-3003
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for high-speed electronically tunable channel filter, based on super compact grating technology that has been developed in OptoNet. This project is proposed by a strong multidisciplinary team of industry and academic researchers, including device design and packaging experts from OptoNet Inc. and device physics and fabrication experts from the Northwestern University. In Phase I of this project, the emphasis will be on the development of a proof-of-concept for the proposed fast tuning speed, wide tuning range fiber optic compatible wavelength filter. The proposed SCG based Tunable Filter has the following advantages: (1) Ultrafast tuning speed of <10nsec. (2) High signal extinction of >40dB. (3) Lossless or amplified throughput by integrated SOAs. (4) Compact size with a chip area <10mm2. (5) High ruggedness based on monolithic integration. (6). High manufacturability due to monolithic integration. (7) High functionalities with functions as channel equalizer or multi-channel amplifier. (8) Signal bypass of un-dropped signal channels. (9) Multiple-Channel Dropping. (10) Wide tuning range of >32nm. (11) Accurate channel reference.

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