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HIGH-SPEED TUNABLE FILTER FOR ALL-OPTICAL WDM NETWORKS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27461
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27461
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107 Lafayette, CO 80026-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: HIGH-SPEED TUNABLE FILTER FOR ALL-OPTICAL WDM NETWORKS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,962.00
 

Abstract:

BECAUSE OF THE DISCOVERY OF ER-DOPED FIBER AMPLIFIER (EDFA), THE USE OF OPTICAL FIBERS OPTIMIZED FOR 1550 NM IN TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS IS GAINING FAVOR AS A METHOD OF ADDING CAPACITY, PROVIDING LONGER COMMUNICATION LINKS, AND SYSTEM ECONOMY. FOR SIMILAR REASONS 1550 NM SYSTEMS ALSO ARE BEING CONSIDERED FOR NEW LOCAL EXCHANGE NETWORKS INTENDED TO ADD ROUTING DIVERSITY TO HIGH-SPEED COMPUTER NETWORKS. WITH THESE ALL-OPTICAL NETWORKS, THE SOON-TO-BE-REACHED ELECTRONICS SPEED BOTTLENECK WHICH USES TIME-DOMAIN PARTITIONING CAN BE AVOIDED. SINCE THE BANDWIDTH, OR THE INFORMATION CARRYING CAPACITY OF ER-DOPED FIBER AMPLIFIER (EDFA), IS ABOUT 30 NM AT 1550 NM, WAVE-LENGTH-DIVISION MULTIPLEXING CAN FIT 150, 0.1 NM CHANNELS WITHIN THIS BANDWIDTH (NUMBER OF CHANNELS=FINESSE/2). TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS EDFA CAPACITY, THERE IS A NEED FOR AN INEXPENSIVE, HIGH-SPEED WIDE RANGE TUNABLE OPTICAL FILTER. AN OPTICAL TUNABLE FILTER FOR OPTIMALLY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF WAVELENGTH-DIVISION MULTIPLEXING IN THE PHOTONIC-NETWORK WHICH HAS HIGH THROUGHPUT, LARGE TUNING RANGE, HIGH RESOLUTION, AND HIGH MODULATION SPEED IS BEING INVESTIGATED.

Principal Investigator:

Jian-yu Liu
3037868958

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Boulder Nonlinear Systems
1898 S Flatiron Ct Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 841118066
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No