Integrated Ultra-high Performance Oscillator based on a Crystalline Kerr Comb

Period of Performance: 08/16/2013 - 02/28/2015


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Oewaves, Inc.
465 N. Halstead St. Array
Pasadena, CA 91107
Principal Investigator


In this Phase II DARPA SBIR effort, OEwaves Inc., along with UC Davis, will investigate, design, build, test, characterize and deliver for independent Government testing a miniature oscillator based on an optical Kerr frequency comb [1-8] produced with an ultra-high Q crystalline microresonator [9], for targeted use in electronic warfare receivers and transmitters. The projected performance of the oscillator is outlined in Table 1. This oscillator will specifically satisfy the needs of emerging architectures based on combining signals of multiple, small, and spatially dispersed platforms to receive and transmit electronic warfare signals in a segmented interferometer configuration. This game changing approach will fundamentally alter future electronic warfare, and is directly dependent on the performance of the oscillator in receivers and transmitters.