Single Mode Optical-PCB technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,998.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-13-C-0142
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-122-0712
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-122
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Freedom Photonics LLC
90 Arnold Place, Suite D, Santa Barbara, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
191741292
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Barton
General Manager/Ph.D
(805) 277-3031
jbarton@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Milan Mashanovitch
General Manager/Ph.D
(805) 277-3031
info@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this project, we are developing a single-mode waveguide 1550nm technology suitable for integration into a highly manufacturable Mil-spec Printed Circuit Board (PCB). Optical waveguides provide a high bandwidth, low loss medium for sending digital and analog signals that are not susceptible to Electromagnetic interference (EMI). As bus speeds increase, Copper interconnect technology become more limited due to signal loss, and cross talk. By incorporating an optical layer on a PCB board, the system can minimize its size, weight and power (SWaP) and vibration sensitivity with respect to a discrete fiber based solution.

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