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Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers at 1550 nm Pumped with 800 nm Laser Diodes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18108
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18108
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Edfa Consultants
46 Carriage Lane, P.o Box 1668 Kingston, RI 02881
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers at 1550 nm Pumped with 800 nm Laser Diodes
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,924.00
 

Abstract:

We are developing erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) for optical communication systems, local area networks, fiber sensors and optical measuring instruments. The EDFA is a new and revolutionary technology that is having a profound effect on the design of lightwave system architectures and other applications. Never has a technology blossomed as fast as the EDFA: it went from a twinkle in the eye to a laboratory curiosity to a practical solution to a commercial product in a 2-3 year time span; a true phenomenon. With an EDFA, the loss in any optical system is no longer a constraint and it can be used as a power amplifier and/or preamplifier to increase loss budget and splitting ratio. We will use semiconductor laser diodes in the 800 nm band as the optical pumps and develop EDFA modules which are much cheaper (

Principal Investigator:

Steven P. Bastien
4017839222

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Edfa Consultants
46 Carriage Lane, P.o Box 1668 Kingston, RI 02881

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