Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generator On a Monolithic InP Chip with Continuously Extendable Duration based on Novel Ultra-High-Resolution Diffraction G

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0691
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-041
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
828 Davis Street, Suite 206, Evanston, IL, -
DUNS: 141545447
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Yingyan Huang
 (847) 425-7585
Business Contact
 Yingyan Huang
Title: President
Phone: (847) 425-7585
Email: yhuang@optonetinc.com
Research Institution
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for extended duration optical arbitrary waveform generator (OAWG) over large bandwidth, based on a monolithically integrated high-speed optoelectronic chip with a unique integrated ultimate-resolution super-compact grating (URSCG). The proposed OAWG is capable of continuously extendable duration without time aperture limit for the arbitrary waveform, referred to as unlimited-time-duration optical arbitrary-waveform generator (UTD-OAWG). Phase II will focus on the realization of a fully working UTD-OAWG chip and module with driver circuits. It will involve research and devlopment of the proposed URSCG based UTD-OAWG chip and its module packaging with driver circuit board. The proposed UTD-OAWG chip has the following advantages: (1) It provides a monolithically integrated chip with spectral channel decomposition, channel’s amplitude and phase modulations, and spectral re-composition functionalities all integrated on a cm-size Indium Phosphide (InP) chip; (2) It provides an OAWG with high modulation speed of 10G to 40GHz; (3) It will be capable of covering wide optical bandwidth of up to 1THz with 1psec time resoultion for the arbitrary opticsl waveform; (4) It will be capable of high-bit resolution up to 256 levels (8 bits) for the amplitude and phase modulations.

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