Ultra Low Drive Voltage Electro-Optic Modulator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W91CRB-10-C-0069
Agency Tracking Number: 08ST1-0221
Amount: $749,994.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: ST081-014
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
Freedom Photonics LLC
615 A State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101-
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nadir Dagli
 Professor
 (805) 893-4847
 dagli@ece.ucsb.edu
Business Contact
 Jonathon Barton
Title: President
Phone: (805) 277-3031
Email: info@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution
 Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
 Dagli
 Harold Frank Hall, Room 5159
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-
 (805) 893-4847
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The development of compact, ultra-low drive voltage optical phase modulators is a critical key component for passive antenna remoting applications, a strategic area, part of a number of current and upcoming DARPA initiatives. With the development of sufficiently low V-pi modulators, passive front-ends can be constructed with a low figure even for a moderate optical pumping power. The combination of passive antenna remoting, low optical pump power and the compactness of semiconductor nanowire optical modulators will allow the development practical large-scale remoted broadband phased-arrays. With volume, the power dissipation, speed and small footprint of these modulators will additionally form an attractive solution for optical interconnects.

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