High-Speed Electronically Tunable Multi Fiber-Optic Wavelength Filter based on Ultra-High-Resolution Super-Compact Grating on Silicon-Photonic Platfor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0370
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-005-0039
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T005
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
OptoNet
828 Davis Street, Suite 206, Evanston, IL, -
DUNS: 141545447
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yingyan Huang
 President
 (847) 722-6980
 optonetinc@yahoo.com
Business Contact
 Yingyan Huang
Title: President
Phone: (847) 722-6980
Email: optonetinc@yahoo.com
Research Institution
 Northwestern University
 Elizabeth H Adams
 633 Clark Street Evanston
Office for Sponsored research
Evanston, IL, 60208-
 (847) 491-3033
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for a high-speed electronically tunable channel filter, based on monolithically integrated ultra-high-resolution super-compact grating (UHR-SCG) technology that has been developed in OptoNet. The grating will be realized on Silicon-Photonic Electronic-Photonic Integrated (EPIC) Platform that has various large-scale manufacturing advantages. This project will be performed 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 Northwestern University. In Phase I of this project, we will deliver proof-of-concept high-speed tunable filter based on the UHR-SCG grating on EPIC platform utilizing semiconductor amplifiers as fast switches. The tunable filter chip will have 4 to 8 ITU-grid channels spanning 32nm wavelength bandwidth. The tuning speed will be<100nsecs.

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