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Novel ER3+ Glass Fiber Amplifiers with Extremely High Gain Coefficient

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
41176
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41176
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NP Photonics, Inc.
UA Science and Technology Park 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Novel ER3+ Glass Fiber Amplifiers with Extremely High Gain Coefficient
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop novel Er3+-doped glass fiber amplifiers for the lossless beam splitter of the 1.54 um optical communication networks . This special glass fiber will exhibit both ultra high gain coefficient and extremely low cost, less than 1% of today's price. Our goal is to demonstrate a gain coefficient greater than 5dB/cm in this special glass fiber . Therefore, the length of the Er3+--doped fiber for amplifiers will be as short as 5cm. Such a unique short fiber amplifier is the ideai choice to construct an integrated, compact, and rugged lossless beam splitter, which is one of the key devices to realize Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH). The demonstration of this technology will pave the way for the emerging ultrahigh speed optical networks using dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) .

Principal Investigator:

Tao Luo
5205771147

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Small Business Information at Submission:

NP PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
5507 North Paseo Ventoso Tucson, AZ 85715

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