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OPTICAL TRANSMISSION OF MICROWAVE SIGNALS USING TWO ULTRA-STABLE LASERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
8807
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8807
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORP. 2400 CHARLESTON RD MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: OPTICAL TRANSMISSION OF MICROWAVE SIGNALS USING TWO ULTRA-STABLE LASERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

OPTICAL TRANSMISSION OF MICROWAVE SIGNALS AS HIGH AS 100 GHZ CAN BE ACHIEVED BY MIXING ON A PHOTO-DETECTOR TWO SINGLE FREQUENCY OPTICAL SIGNALS. MONOLITHIC, LASER DIODE-PUMPED SOLID STATE LASER ARE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING THE SINGLE FREQUENCY OPTICAL SIGNAL. THESE LASERS ARE EXTREMELY SMALL, MECHANICALLY STABLE, AND ELECTRICALLY VERY EFFICIENT. TO PRODUCE A VERY STABLE YET FREQUENCY AGILE MICROWAVE SOURCE USING TWO LASERS, WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE A LASER OF EXCELLENT FREQUENCY STABILITY AND TO LOCK TWO OF THESE LASERS TOGETHER AT A PRECISE DIFFERENCE FREQUENCY. IN PHASE I WE WOULD GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE NOISE SOURCES IN OUR EXISTING SINGLE FREQUENCY LASERS, INVESTIGATE RAPID TUNING OF THESE LASERS, AND THEN CONSTRUCT TWO OF THESE UNITS WHICH CAN BE LOCKED TOGETHER.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Thomas Kane
4159620755

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Lightwave Electronics Corp.
897-5a Independence Ave Mountain View, CA 94043

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