Active Silicon Nanophotonics based on Photonic Crystal with Quantum Dots

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number: F045-013-0102
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF04-T013
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ALTAIR CENTER, LLC.
1 Chartwell Circle, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545
Duns: 024491446
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Valery Rupasov
 Principal Scientist
 (508) 845-5349
 altairctr@aol.com
Business Contact
 Sergei Krivoshlykov
Title: President
Phone: (508) 845-5349
Email: 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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