Photonic Crystal Chip-scale Optical Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0047
Agency Tracking Number: F033-0206
Amount: $748,866.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03T021
Solicitation Number: N/A
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200 Executive Boulevard, Ossining, NY, 10562
DUNS: 621991322
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Scarmozzino
 CTO
 (914) 923-2164
 rob@rsoftinc.com
Business Contact
 Zhengyu Huang
Title: Vice President
Phone: (914) 923-2164
Email: zhengyu@rsoftinc.com
Research Institution
 COLUMBIA UNIV.
 Richard Osgood
 500 W. 120th St. Rm 1322
New York, NY, 10027
 (212) 854-4462
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Photonics research is increasingly focusing on integrated photonic chip platforms, built around photonic crystals, nanoscale devices and hybrid integration. Designing such complex devices requires ever more powerful multi-layered simulators. We propose to develop the next generation of photonic modeling tools based on a new graphical hierarchical circuit level software tool. This tool will balance speed and efficiency, by allowing the connection and interaction of different simulators, so that appropriate numerical methods can be applied to different parts of a circuit; field representations can be transformed between simulators; and models at different levels of sophistication from microscopic fields to coarse S-matrices may be connected. The work will also provide new algorithms and descriptions for modeling devices in exotic anistropic, nonlinear and dispersive materials. In particular, we target fast, accurate modeling of metallic nano-devices exhibiting plasmonic effects.

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