The $1.7 million U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) project will support a consortium of AIM Photonics members led by University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and includes Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute.  The majority of development to date has focused on a relatively narrow wavelength range —around 1550nm. The goal of this government-directed project is to address the opportunities at longer wavelengths.