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Exploiting Unusual Characteristics of Photonic Crystals for Novel Optical Device

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2003 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
2363 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Exploiting Unusual Characteristics of Photonic Crystals for Novel Optical Device
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS1-03042
Award Amount: $69,997.00


This Small Business Innovation Research project proposes to utilize the emerging technology of Photonic Crystals to realize novel optical components. These devices will help pave the road towards commercially viable, high speed, large bandwidth, and miniature all-optical circuits. In particular, the Phase I portion of this project will focus on development of devices based on the ultrarefractive effect in photonic crystals. One such device is an Ultracompact Wavelength Spectrometer. The ultrarefractive effect in photonic crystals enables this and other devices by producing angular deflection of optical beams that is both extremely large in magnitude and also a very strong function of the input wavelength, as compared to standard materials. The expected result of this work is that IFOS will offer some of the first commercially-viable photonic-crystal-based components and modules. Collaboration with leaders in this field at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, will help IFOS accomplish the objectives of this project.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Falquier

Business Contact:

Behzad Moslehi
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems
650 Vaqueros Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085

EIN/Tax ID: 680323887
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No