Dr. Volker Sorger has been awarded an SBIR Phase II grant award titled “Toward Ultra-Dense Integrated Plasmonic Circuits.” Dr. Sorger is working under the lead of Omega Optics Inc. on this project, which is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. GW’s portion of the grant is $210,000. Dr. Sorger’s project explores nanophotonic building blocks co-integrated onto a silicon photonic chip to perform RF-to-optical signal processing in the context of cognitive radio. As such, it aims to develop an ultra-wideband classification system that combines the inherent wide-band nature of photonics.
August 13, 2018