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HIGHLY DISPERSIVE LOW LOSS PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBERS FOR ULTRA SHORT PULSE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83416
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-009-0239
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OMEGA OPTICS, INC.
10435 BURNET RD, STE 108 AUSTIN, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: HIGHLY DISPERSIVE LOW LOSS PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBERS FOR ULTRA SHORT PULSE COMPRESSION
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0359
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

To provide Navy with high energy ultra short pulse (USP) laser technology, Omega Optics Inc. and the University of Texas at Austin propose a low loss highly anomalous dispersive photonic crystal fiber (PCF) for high energy USP compression. The microstructure of a photonic crystal fiber was simulated with anomalous dispersion D greater than 17.5Kps/nm/km. The effective nonlinearity is 0.7 W-1/km, which is 5 to 40 times smaller than standard single mode fiber. For the same input pulse, compared with standard single mode silicon fiber (D ~ -18 ps/nm km), the dispersion length is reduced 972 times, and the peak power of fundamental soliton is increased by 4860 (972x5) to 38880 (972x40) times. It is anomalous dispersion throughout the entire transmission band, and its variation with wavelength is much larger compared with that of a conventional step-index fiber. In Phase I, the length of the photonic crystal fiber will be designed to construct the soliton effect compressor. To prove the feasibility of the USP compression technology, the design and fabrication of highly dispersive PCF will be performed, and high power pulse compression will be demonstrated.

Principal Investigator:

Maggie Chen
Sr. Principal Investigator
5129968833
maggie.chen@omegaoptics.com

Business Contact:

Clara W. Chen
President
5129968833
clara.chen@omegaoptics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OMEGA OPTICS, INC.
10435 Burnet Rd., Suite 108 Austin, TX 78758

EIN/Tax ID: 743016162
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
10100 Burnet Rd. MERB-160
Austin, TX 78758
Contact: Ray T. Chen
Contact Phone: (512) 471-7035
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university