Single Mode Optical-PCB technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0142
Agency Tracking Number: N112-122-0712
Amount: $499,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
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, -
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathon Barton
 General Manager/Ph.D
 (805) 277-3031
 jbarton@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Milan Mashanovitch
Title: General Manager/Ph.D
Phone: (805) 277-3031
Email: 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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