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Advanced Tunable Optical Filter for Fiber Optic Communications Network

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
32959
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32959
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AURORA ASSOC.
3350 Scott Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Advanced Tunable Optical Filter for Fiber Optic Communications Network
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $746,350.00
 

Abstract:

Fiber optic communication networks utilizing wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) have been shown to be the most promising for realizing enormous bandwidth (terabit) for information transport and processing. A key device in the wideband WDM netowrk is a wavelength selective crossconnect for efficient routing of optical signals. Among the various approaches, the acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) has shown to be the most promising due to its unique capabiity of simultaneously and independently routing a number of wavelength channels. It suffers the basic limitation of unacceptable crosstalk due to high sidelobes and the complexity of construction of the polarization independent version. Aurora Associates proposes a new type of high performance AOTF that overcomes these basic deficiencies. The objective of the Phase I effort is to design, fabricate, test and demonstrate feasibility models of the advanced AOTF with the performance goals of 1 nm bandwidth, -30 dB sidelobe, 3 dB insertion loss, and polarization independent operation without the use of polarization beam splitters.

Principal Investigator:

I.c. Chang
4087480867

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aurora Associates
3350 Scott Boulevard, Bldg 20 20 Santa Clara, CA 95054

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No