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Integrated Optoelectronics for Optical CDMA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0481
Agency Tracking Number: N102-123-1343
Amount: $79,945.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-123
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-08-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-02-19
Small Business Information
Three Corporate Drive
Shelton, CT 06484
United States
DUNS: 793491098
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jianhong Cai
 Senior Scientist
 (860) 486-3466
Business Contact
 Lee Pierhal
Title: CEO
Phone: (401) 338-1212
Research Institution

CDMA is a successful network technology for the wireless industry which relies totally on conventional integrated circuits. The same architecture is equally appealing for telecommunications and is considered an optimum choice for next generation FTTH networks if only low cost implementations were available. The persistent high costs are driven by disparity between optical and electrical components which include WDM capability on the one hand and digital processing on the other. What is required is the ability to merge these onto a single integrated platform so that signals could remain optical at high speeds right to the point that OE conversion was essential. With both capabilities on one die, cost goes down and performance goes up. These same attributes apply to airborne communications. The security enabled is a key aspect and thus multiple recent efforts have focused on the addition of existing PIC devices to a standard CMOS platform. ODIS offers a different solution in the form of POET, a III-V complementary HFET technology on the same integrated circuit as the wavelength division components for OCDMA. This approach achieves the goal and has already solved the main issue of technology compatibility. In this SBIR , POET will be demonstrated for OCDMA.

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