High-speed, low voltage, miniature electro-optic modulators based on hybrid photonic-crystal/polymer/sol-gel technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-07-C-0072
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-007-0365
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF07-T007
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIPD, L.L.C.
5507 N. Paseo ventoso, Tucson, AZ, 85750
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
601990778
Principal Investigator
 Pavel Polynkin
 Director of Engineering
 (520) 621-2864
 polynkin@tipdllc.com
Business Contact
 James Fountain
Title: Director, Contract Administration
Phone: (520) 250-4405
Email: fountain@tipdllc.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF ARIZONA
 Gary Esham
 Bldg 94
PO BOX 210094
Tucson, AZ, 85721
 (520) 621-6996
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
TIPD, LLC and the University of Arizona propose to develop new miniature electro-optic modulators with ultrafast response of 100GHz and low drive voltage of less than 0.1V. In this work, we will leverage our unique expertise and compound capabilities in fabricating silicon-based planar photonic devices, in-house developed technology of infiltrating planar nano-structures with electro-optic polymers, and novel hybrid polymer/sol-gel device architecture that allows for 100% polymer poling efficiency resulting in multi-fold reduction of drive voltage and power consumption

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