SBIR Award Title Enabling Ultra-Compact Photonic Integrated Circuits with Designer Disordered Dielectrics SBIR Award Abstract Until recently, the only known photonic band gap (PBG) structures were photonic crystals consisting of regularly repeating, orderly lattices of dielectric materials. It was generally assumed that crystal order was essential to have a photonic band gap. This longstanding assumption is now known to be false. New PBG structures, characterized by suppressed density fluctuations (hyperuniformity), include disordered structures that are isotropic. This means that light propagates the same way through the photonic solid independ… more Research Opportunity Title: Engineering Scientist Number of Fellows: 1 Open for Applicants: Yes Address 8201 164th Avenue NE, Suite 200 Redmond, WA 98052-7615 Officer Ruth Ann Mullen firstname.lastname@example.org 425 922 5119 Description Appropriate candidate will matched to one or more of the following research activities at company facilities in either Seattle, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York City, or Princeton: Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) design, layout, test, and analysis, in either the silicon photonics, III-V, or hybrid materials systems, working at the component and sub-system levels to develop one or more applications ranging from optical transceivers and sensors to solar photovoltaics, cameras, displays, etc. Massively parallel computational modeling and optimization Continue Reading →
May 2015 In their recent report, Impact of Photonic Materials in Key Applications, market research firm Frost and Sullivan has called out US application US20140366647 “Narrow-band frequency filters and splitters, photonics sensors, and cavities having pre-selected cavity modes” as a ‘key patent’ in the advance of metamaterials in photonics. Etaphase is the exclusive licensee of this intellectual property. The inventors are Etaphase co-founders and members of the core scientific team. The use of Etaphase’ hyperuniform disordered structures (‘HUDS’) in these photonic components has commercial applications in data communications, optical processing, big data, security and defense.
2015 March. Etaphase welcomes Dr. William Colleran to Board of Directors. Colleran is a co-inventor of Bluetooth. Former Director of Business Development, Broadcom and CEO of RFID IC maker Impinj.
2015 January. Etaphase applies for Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Grant with the National Science Foundation. This work would continue the successful completion of NSF’s Phase I SBIR award to Etaphase.
2014 October. Etaphase successfully completes Phase I SBIR. Etaphase is pleased to announce successful completion of its NSF-funded research program into the application of HUDS in photonic integrated circuits.
2014 January. Etaphase awarded Phase I SBIR. Etaphase is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation has selected Etaphase as a recipient of a Phase I SBIR grant for its research in the application of hyper-uniform disordered structures (‘HUDS™‘) material structural design to photonic integrated circuits (‘PICs’), entitled ‘Enabling Ultra-Compact Photonic Integrated Circuits with Designer Disordered Dielectrics’.
2013 September. Etaphase successfully completes proof of concept development cycle for photonic integrated circuit components based on HUDS technology. In conjunction with teams at the Universities of Washington and British Columbia, and San Francisco State University, Etaphase engineers designed, built, and tested the first set of photonic components using the company’s proprietary architecture and design tools. This outcome extends earlier work by the company’s founding scientific team at Princeton, where HUDS™ was implemented for microwave devices to deliver isotropic band-gaps.
2013 October. Etaphase welcomes Dr. John Gustafson to Board of Directors. Gustafson is a Mathematician and computing thought leader. Formerly the Chief Product Architect at Advanced Micro Devices (‘AMD’), an Intel Director and Senior Architect, and CEO of Massively Parallel Technologies, Gustafson is the author of ‘Gustafson’s Law’ pertaining to parallel computing, and of ‘The End of Error’, a revolutionary solution to the problem of floating point error in numerical representation.
2013 June. Etaphase applies for Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (‘SBIR’) grant from the National Science Foundation (‘NSF’). Fundamental Quasicrystals and HUDS™ research has been funded, in part, by NSF.
2012 October. Etaphase has successfully demonstrated structural color in commodity inorganic, non-toxic materials. This advance confirms HUDS as a viable alternative to colorants that are subject to UV degradation and fading, that are toxic, that require the use of toxic solvents, or that are not commercially practical as uniform colorants due to iridescence. HUDS structural color solutions can be used in inks, dyes, paints, in textiles, and in coatings for strong, bright, colors.