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New Broad Band Rare-Earth-Doped Glasses For Optical Fiber Communications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
53183
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0033T
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KIGRE, INC.
100 Marshland Road Hilton Head, SC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: New Broad Band Rare-Earth-Doped Glasses For Optical Fiber Communications
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: F30602-01-C-0176
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

Kigre has an idea and evidence for a new family of broadband glasses that break all of Zachariasen's standard accepted rules for glass formation. This family of glasses is based upon the extensive use of multiple glass formers such as SiO2, B2O3, La2O3and P2O5. By employing multiple glass formers in a laser glass, Kigre is able to expand the bandwidth without sacrificing cross section and gain. Normal glasses may be modified to expand bandwidth. However, in a normal glass this typically results in alowering of the material's gain. Gain and bandwidth are critically important properties for matierials used in broadband Wavelength-Division-Multiplexing (WDM) and Dense-Wavelength-Division-Multiplexing (DWDM) optical communications systems.With bandwidthdemands doubling every 2 years, the 35nm conventional

Principal Investigator:

John D. Myers
CEO, Research Director
8436815800
kigre@rhsnet.com

Business Contact:

Michael J. Myers
President
8436815800
kigre@rhsnet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KIGRE, INC.
100 Marshland Road Hilton Head, SC 29926

EIN/Tax ID: 341126612
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
631 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Contact: Scott R. Goode
Contact Phone: (803) 777-2601
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university