US Patent Office issues US9,519,104 to Etaphase

US Patent Office issues US9,519,104 to Etaphase Abstract follows: An optical structure includes a Hyperuniform Disordered Solid (“HUDS”) structure, a photonic crystal waveguide, and a perforated resonant structure. The HUDS structure is formed by walled cells organized in a lattice. The photonic crystal waveguide is configured to guide an optical signal and includes an unperforated central strip extended lengthwise and three rows of circular perforations disposed on each side of the unperforated central strip. The perforated resonant structure is formed along a boundary of the photonic crystal waveguide. The perforated resonant structure is configured to be resonant at a frequency band that is a subset of a bandwidth of the optical signal. The perforated resonant structure includes an outer segment, a middle segment, and an inner segment of the circular perforations that are offset away from the unperforated central strip at a first, second, and third offset distance.

Research Opportunities – Engineering Scientist

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 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 →

Etaphase receives supplemental NSF Phase II SBIR “Commercialization Assistance” award

Etaphase received a supplemental NSF Phase II SBIR “Commercialization Assistance” award of $10,000 from National Science Foundation. See also: National Science Foundation awarded Etaphase $750,000 for their Phase II SBIR entitled “Enabling Ultra-Compact Photonic Integrated Circuits with Designed Disordered Dielectrics.” 

Dr. Marian Florescu garners award for Lambertian Solar-Cell Absorbersraft

University of Surrey awards Etaphase co-founder Dr. Marian Florescu an “Impact Acceleration Award (IAA)” entitled “Lambertian Solar-Cell Absorbers” in the amount of ÂŁ15,520 for collaborative work with Etaphase. This award from University of Surrey comes from funded by the UK’s Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council provides mutual in-kind support to Etaphase’s NSF SBIR Programs.

National Science Foundation awards Etaphase $750,000

National Science Foundation awarded Etaphase $750,000 for their Phase II SBIR entitled “Enabling Ultra-Compact Photonic Integrated Circuits with Designed Disordered Dielectrics.”  Abstract The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to allow the Internet infrastructure to keep up with explosive growth demand. A core aspect of Internet operational viability is switching speed of optical devices at various points of the transmission, storage, calculation, and access chain. Current technologies are not poised to be able to meet the speed and stability needs of the projected growth in Internet data volumes and access speed requirements. These are currently growing well beyond a Moore’s Law pace. Needed is a disruptive approach to optical switching that will allow data management to keep pace with market needs. Ability to delivery this essential capability will provide not only essential international leadership in internet services, but also avail companies involved in the innovation to make a substantial commercial impact directly for their shareholders and to those of their partners and affiliates. This Small Business Innovation Research phase II project is an effort to cross the chasm between fundamental new physics insights relating to the structure of matter and an aggressive Continue Reading →

Frost and Sullivan Report identifies Princeton / Etaphase intellectual property as ‘Key Patent’ in photonics

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.