Active Silicon Nanophotonics based on Photonic Crystal with Quantum Dots

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-04-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-013-0102
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-T013
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ALTAIR CENTER, LLC.
1 Chartwell Circle, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
024491446
Principal Investigator:
Valery Rupasov
Principal Scientist
(508) 845-5349
altairctr@aol.com
Business Contact:
Sergei Krivoshlykov
President
(508) 845-5349
altairctr@aol.com
Research Institution:
University of Rochester
Donna L Beyea
515 Hylan Building, RC Box 270140
Rochester, NY, 14627
(585) 275-8036
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ALTAIR Center in cooperation with University of Rochester proposes to develop a new class of active nanophotonic devices based on quantum dots embedded into photonic crystal microstructures fabricated in silicon-on-insulator waveguides. Due to extremely strong nonlinear optical and electro-optical properties and extremely short switching times, the silicon-based photonic crystal microstructures with quantum dots can be used as key elements for design of various all-optical and electro-optical components enabling their on-chip integration with silicon microelectronics. In Phase I we will prove feasibility of the proposed concept by analytical and numerical studies, fabricate the proposed devices, perform the simplest proof-of-concept experiments, and will characterize basic optical properties of the proposed key elements of active silicon nanophotonics. We will also develop conceptual designs of all-optical switches, modulators, transistors, amplifiers and lasers based on the proposed concept. In Phase II, we will study electro-optical properties of the proposed elements. The technology will be completely optimized and applied to fabrication of the prototype nanophotonic devices enabling on-chip integration with silicon microelectronics.

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