"We intend to pursue research and development opportunities in millimeter-wave photonics technology including potential applications in wireless data transmission, highly linear analog links, millimeter-wave spectroscopy, and stand-off detection," says Richard Ridgway, a senior research leader in Battelle's Electronics and Avionics Systems product line who has served as Optimer's chief technology officer.
Optimer formed in 2001 to commercialize Battelle's electro-optic waveguide components for telecommunications. Battelle's acquisition includes 14 U.S. patents, several international patents, and 12 pending applications.
Over its five-year history, Optimer Photonics evolved its focus from optical switching and modulation to electro-optic materials and components that help generate, modulate, and detect millimeter-waves (30 GHz to 300 GHz). Optimer Photonics also has developed and patented more than 100 new materials that conventional optical and nonlinear optical applications.
Battelle does research and development in four core businesses: national security, energy technology, health and life sciences, and laboratory management. For more information contact Battelle online at www.battelle.org.