News

2018
Sep: Invited conference presentation, 'Integrated optical isolator and circulator in silicon photonics', European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC).
Sept: Invited journal paper, 'Towards heterogeneous integration of optical isolators and circulators with lasers on silicon' Optical Material Express (OMEx), 8, 9, p335572.
Aug: Morton Photonics awarded a 24 month SBIR Phase II extension contract with the Air Force; 'Integrated Photonic Optical Circulators'.  The goal of this extension is to transition the integrated isolators developed so far  in this program to the AIM Photonics Foundry.
Aug: Conference presentation, 'Widely tunable Si3N4 triple-ring and quad-ring resonator laser reflectors and filters', 2018 IEEE 15th International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP).
Aug: Conference presentation, 'Widely tunable Ce:YIG on Si microring isolators for TE mode operation', 2018 IEEE 15th International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP).
Aug: Conference presentation, 'High-Power, High-SFDR, Heterogeneously Integrated III-V on Si MZI Modulators', IEEE Research and Applications of Photonics in Defence (RAPID) Conference.
​​​Aug: Journal paper, ‘High-Power, Ultra-Low Noise Hybrid Lasers for Microwave Photonics and Optical Sensing’, Journal of Lightwave Technology, (Early Access).
Jul: Journal paper, ‘Low-Loss Continuously Tunable Optical True Time Delay Based on Si3N4 Ring Resonators’, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (JSTQE), 24, 4, 5900109.
Jun: Invited journal paper, 'Optical nonreciprocal devices for silicon photonics using wafer-bonded magneto-optical garnet materials', Materials Research Society Bulletin, 43, p419.
Apr: Journal paper, 'Micro-Resonator Soliton Generated Directly with a Diode Laser', Laser and Photonics Reviews, 1700307.
Mar: Invited conference presentation, '‘Beyond Moore's Law’ Photonic Integrated Circuits for RF Photonics and Sensing Systems', GOMACTech 2018.
Mar: Conference presentation, ‘Temporal soliton locked in a micro-resonator pumped by a diode laser without an amplifier’, Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference, Th1I.3.
Feb: Journal paper, ‘Piezoelectrically tuned silicon nitride ring resonator’, Optics Express 26, (3), p3174.
2017
Dec: Journal paper, ‘Integrated broadband Ce:YIG/Si Mach–Zehnder optical isolators with over 100  nm tuning range’, Optics Letters 42, (23), p4901.
Nov: Conference presentation, ‘Ultra low phase noise, high power, hybrid lasers for RF mixing and optical sensing applications’, IEEE Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference (AVFOP).
Oct: Conference presentation, ‘Piezoelectric tuning of a suspended silicon nitride ring resonator’, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC).
Oct: Conference presentation, ‘Tunable optical delay line based on Si
3N4 ring resonators’, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC).
Sep: Conference presentation, ‘Integrated Widely Tunable Broadband Optical Isolator in Silicon Photonics’, European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC).
Aug: Morton Photonics patent issued, US Patent #9,748,726, ‘Multiple-microresonator based laser’.
Aug: Morton Photonics awarded a 9 month SBIR Phase I contract for the Air Force Phase I program; 'Integrable high performance analog optical modulators'.
Jan: Morton Photonics patent issued, US 9,559,484 'Low noise, high power, multiple-microresonator based laser' .
Jan: Journal paper, 'Dynamically reconfigurable integrated optical circulators', Optica, 4, 1, p23.

2016
Dec: Journal paper, 'Ultralinear heterogeneously integrated ring-assisted Mach–Zehnder interferometer modulator on silicon', Optica, 3, 12, p1483. 
Dec: Journal paper, 'Electrically Driven and Thermally Tunable Integrated Optical Isolators for Silicon Photonics', IEEE JSTQE, 22, 6. 
Nov: Morton Photonics patent issued, US 9,507,238 'Linearized Bragg grating assisted electro-optic modulator' 
Nov: Morton Photonics awarded a 24 month enhancement program for the Air Force SBIR Phase II program; 'Simultaneous RF Beamforming Phased Array Sensors through Wafer Scale Photonic Integration' to develop ultra-low power PZT tuning of silicon nitride microresonator based devices.
Nov: Conference presentation, 'Hybrid III-V/Si MZI Modulators for High SFDR Analog Links and Systems', 2016 IEEE Avionics and Vehicle Fiber Optics and Photonics (AVFOP) Conference.
Sept: Morton Photonics awarded a 24 month STTR Phase II contract with DARPA; 'Ultra-Coherent Semiconductor Laser Technology', together with its University partner; Professor John Bowers and his research team at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Aug: Journal paper, 'Highly linear heterogeneous-integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer modulators on Si', Optics Express, 24, 17, p19040. 
Jun: Morton Photonics awarded a 24 month SBIR Phase II contract with the Air Force; 'Integrated Photonic Optical Circulators'.
Jun: Conference presentation, 'Reconfigurable integrated optical circulator', Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO).
Mar: Conference presentation, 'Silicon microring isolator with large optical isolation and low loss', Optical Fiber Communication Conference. 
Mar: Invited conference presentation, 'Heterogeneously Integrated Wafer Scale Silicon Photonics For Receive Phased Array Sensors', GOMACTech 2016.

2015
Nov: Journal paper, 'Low kappa, narrow bandwidth Si3N4 Bragg gratings', Optics Express, 23, p30329.
Oct: Invited conference presentation, 'Photonic Integration for Phased Array Systems' IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), TuF3.4.
Oct: Invited conference presentation, 'An Experimental and Theoretical Comparison of Different Narrow Linewidth Bragg Gratings', IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), TuD2.1. 
Jul: The Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI) is awarded to the American Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) Photonics; this consortium is led by the State University of New York, the West Coast Hub being led by Professor John Bowers and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).  Morton Photonics looks forward to developing advanced Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) through its ongoing collaboration with UCSB and the AIM Photonics team.
May: Morton Photonics awarded a 9 month SBIR Phase I contract with the Air Force; 'Integrated Photonic Optical Circulators'.
Apr: Morton Photonics awarded a 24 month SBIR Phase II contract with the Air Force; 'Simultaneous RF Beamforming Phased Array Sensors through Wafer Scale Photonic Integration' to develop advanced Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), creating unique capabilities for future Phased Array Sensor (PAS) Systems.

2014
Nov: Conference presentation, 'High SFDR 'Super-Ring' Microresonator Based True-Time-Delay (TTD)' 2014 IEEE Avionics, Fiber Optics and Photonics Technology (AVFOP) Conference.
Aug: Morton Photonics awarded a 6 month STTR Phase I contract with the Army; 'Ultra-Coherent Semiconductor Laser Technology', together with its University partner; Professor John Bowers and his research team at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Jun: Conference presentation, 'Commercially Packaged Optical True-Time-Delay Devices With Record Delays of Wide Bandwidth Signals', Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO).
May: Morton Photonics patent issued, US 8,718,421 B2, ‘Super-RIng Resonator Based Devices’.
May: Morton Photonics awarded a 9 month SBIR Phase I contract with the Air Force; 'Simultaneous RF Beamforming Phased Array Sensors through Wafer Scale Photonic Integration'.
Mar: Conference presentation, 'Photonic Integrated Circuit Use Case: Optical Time Delay Device', Si2 Photonic Integrated Circuit workshop at Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference.
Mar: Morton Photonics awarded a 24 month STTR Phase IIb contract with DARPA MTO; 'Miniature Silicon WDM Modulators for Analog Fiber Optic Links'.  Devices will be fabricated at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) in collaboration with Professor John Bowers silicon photonics research group.
Jan: Presentation, 'Advancements in Photonic Components', invited talk at 'The Photonics Toolbox for Defense Applications' Workshop, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Atlanta, GA.

2013
Oct: Conference presentation, 'Miniature, Linearized Silicon Photonics Modulators For Phased Array Systems' at the 2013 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics.
Oct: Invited conference presentation, 'High SFDR Optical True-Time-Delay and Photonic Integration Opportunities' at the 2013 IEEE Avionics, Fiber Optics and Photonics Technology (AVFOP) Conference.
Sep: Morton Photonics awarded a 9 month SBIR Phase I contract with the Air Force; 'Ultra-Low-Noise Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Hybrid Integrated Laser'.
Jun: Conference presentation, 'Linearized Silicon Modulator', at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO).
May: Invited presentation, 'Optical True-Time-Delay (TTD) Devices for Phased Array Systems', at the National Innovation Summit, Defense and Energy Session.
May: Booth #1219 at the National Innovation Summit (http://nationalinnovationsummit.com/showcase/) / National SBIR Conference, Washington DC.  A summary of Morton Photonics Technologies, R&D on High Power, Ultra-Low Noise Lasers, and Optical True-Time-Delay Devices can be downloaded on these links.
May: Morton Photonics announces its first Optical True-Time-Delay product, the Silicon Photonics based TTD-S1-XXX series of microresonator based time delay devices.  The TTD-S1-XXX series  represents a breakthrough in optical time delay technology, providing broadband tunable delay, suitable for high spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) systems, and timing applications.  Each TTD-S1 device includes 40 independently tuned microresonators coupled to an input/output waveguide.  These Silicon Photonics devices can provide True Time Delay (TTD) for Phased Array systems; Radar, Communications, Electronic Warfare, MMW Imaging, and Multi-Function Systems.  More information is included in the Preliminary Datasheet.
Apr: TechConnect 2013 National and Global Innovation Award for 'Optical True-Time-Delay (TTD) Devices for Phased Array Systems'
Mar: Morton Photonics patent issued, US 8,406,586 B2, ‘Tunable Optical Group Delay’.

2012
Nov: Morton Photonics awarded a 12 month SBIR Phase I contract with the National Science Foundation; 'Low-Cost, High-Power, Ultra-Low-Noise Lasers'.
Sep: Conference presentation, 'Low-Cost, Low-Noise, Hybrid Lasers for High SFDR RF Photonic Links' IEEE Avionics, Fiber Optics and Photonics Technology (AVFOP) Conference.
Jul: Morton Photonics releases its "Program Description" covering DARPA SBIR and STTR programs on Silicon Photonics devices for Optical True-Time-Delay (TTD) and Linearized WDM Modulators.  The document describes Morton Photonics Goals for these programs, their Low-Cost Ultra-Low-Noise laser program, and the ultimate goal of developing integrated Silicon Photonics System-on-a-Chip (SOC) including all these devices.  Applications include TTD units for phased array systems, highly linear RF photonic links, RF Photonics systems, advanced datacom and telecom systems, and sensing systems.
Jun: Conference presentation, 'Silicon Photonics for High SFDR Systems'  Advanced Microelectronics and Photonics for Space (AMAPS) Review and SBIR Workshop.
Feb: Morton Photonics awarded a DARPA SBIR Phase IIb contract to extend R&D on 'Highly-Integrable Microresonators with Fast Tunable Group Delay for Broadband RF True Time Delay’.  The one year program is to commercialize the true-time-delay devices and transition to DoD and commercial systems. 

2011
Oct: Conference presentation, 'Practical Silicon Photonics True-Time-Delay Devices for Phased Array Systems' IEEE Avionics, Fiber Optics and Photonics Technology (AVFOP) Conference.
Aug: Morton Photonics awarded a 6 month SBIR Phase I contract with Missile Defence Agency; 'Photonics TDU for Radar True Time Delay'.
Jun: Presentation, 'Low-Cost Ultra-Low-Noise Hybrid-Integrated Laser', the Navy Opportunity Forum, Alexandria, VA.  Morton Photonics exhibiting at Booth # A404.
Jun: Conference presentation, 'Silicon Photonics Devices for True-Time-Delay in Phased Array Systems' at the Advanced Microelectronics and Photonics for Space (AMAPS) Symposium and SBIR Workshop.
Jan: Dr. Paul A. Morton, Morton Photonics C.E.O. and C.T.O elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in recognition "for contributions to optical transmitters".

2010
Nov: Morton Photonics patent issued, ‘US 7,831,119 B2’ ‘Tunable Optical Group Delay Based on Microresonator Structures’.
Jun: Morton Photonics awarded a 2 year STTR Phase II contract from DARPA MTO; 'Miniature Silicon WDM Modulators for Analog Fiber-Optics Links', with collaborator Prof. Michal Lipson and the Nanophotonics group at Cornell University.
Mar: Morton Photonics awarded a 1 year SBIR Phase II Basic contract from the Navy; ‘Low-Cost, Ultra-Low-Noise Hybrid-Integrated-Laser’.

2009
Jul: Morton Photonics patent issued, US 7,558,450 B2, 'Microwave Photonic Delay Line with Separate Tuning of Optical Carrier’.
Mar: Morton Photonics awarded a two year  SBIR Phase II contract from DARPA MTO; ‘Highly-Integrable Microresonators with Fast Tunable Group Delay for Broadband RF True Time Delay’. Devices will be fabricated at Cornell University by Michal Lipson's Nanophotonics group.
Mar: Morton Photonics awarded a 9 month SBIR Phase I contract from the Navy; ‘Ultra-Low-Cost Low-Noise Hybrid-Integrated Laser and SOA Modulator Switch’.
Jan: Morton Photonics awarded an 8 month STTR Phase I contract from DARPA MTO; ‘Versatile Miniature Silicon WDM Modulators for Complex Modulation Formats’, together with its collaborator, Professor Jacob Khurgin and the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

2008
Jan: Morton Photonics awarded a 12 month BAA 07-18 contract from DARPA MTO; ‘Cavity-Mode-Induced, Tailored-Ultra-High-Speed-Response, Directly Modulated Semiconductor Lasers’.
2007
Jan: Morton Photonics awarded a six month SBIR Phase I contract from DARPA MTO, its first SBIR/DoD contract; ‘Highly-Integrable Microresonators with Fast Tunable Group Delay for Dynamic RF Phase Control’.
2006
Dr. Paul A. Morton elected as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) "for fundamental contributions to high-speed optical transmitters and implementation into DWDM transmission systems".
2002
Morton Photonics founded October 2002, by Dr Paul A. Morton and Jill L. Morton, the company initially focused on consulting for photonics component and sub-system companies, and photonics technology development.