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Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
41839
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41839
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
2363 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA 95054-1008
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Ultra-High-Speed Photonic Add-Drop Multiplexers for Wave-Division=Multiplexed Networking
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,986.00
 

Abstract:

50999-98-I Ultra-High-Speed Photonic Add-Drop Multiplexers for Wave-Division=Multiplexed Networking--Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems, 1778 Fordham Way, Mountain View, CA 94040-3662; (650) 967-4107 Dr. Behzad Moslehi, Principal Investigator Dr. Behzad Moslehi, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82599 Amount: $74,986 Add-Drop Multiplexers (ADMs) are crucial for self-routing of signals in future advanced, multi-wavelength, optical communication and sensor networks. However, present designs, such as arrayed waveguide grating router and commercial grating filters, are costly, passive, and have high losses. Tuning to different wavelength channels is difficult to implement and low-speed, e.g., acousto-optic, tunable filters suffer from cross-talk, insertion loss, resolution and cost problems which make them unsuitable as high performance active ADMs. This project will develop a new approach for in-line, all-fiber, compact, low-cost ADMs for selecting, adding, dropping and switching of wavelength channels in multi-wavelength systems. This ADM combines three processes, each of which selectively changes fiber properties. The result is a device with ultra-fast operation, high-selectivity, and low-loss, a combination of features not previously available. Phase I will: (1) expand upon preliminary modeling to optimize the ADM design for networking, (2) fabricate, characterize and integrate the building-blocks for an active 4-port ADM, (3) construct an electro-optically controlled feasibility prototype ADM and characterize its wavelength selectivity, tunability and speed. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed all-fiber active 4-port ADMs, along with passive versions and other spin-off products, have significant market potential in communications (including internet) and sensors. For example, the market for multi-wavelength communications systems is forecast to reach $4.4 billion by 2001, of which 15% is expected to be for ADMs. Commercially available 4-port ADMs are expensive and limited to passive devices and to a few vendors. Devices developed under this project would be low-cost with full fiber-optic compatibility, avoiding pigtailing and circulators._

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Behzad Moslehi
President
6509674107

Business Contact:

Dr. Behzad Moslehi
President
6509674107
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Fiber Optic System
1778 Fordham Way Mountain V, CA 94040

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