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Optimized And Low Cost Praseodymim-doped Fluoride Fiber Optical

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19623
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19623
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTIGAIN, INC.
350 Columbia Street PO Box 3732 Peace Dale, RI 02883
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Optimized And Low Cost Praseodymim-doped Fluoride Fiber Optical
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP OPTIMIZED, HIGH PERFORMANCE AND LOW COST FIBER OPTICAL AMPLIFIERS FOR USE IN THE 1300 NM SIGNAL WAVELENGTH. WE PLAN TO SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF OUR APPROACH BY CARRYING OUT MEASUREMENTS IN AN ASSEMBLED LABORATORY SET-UP. WE WILL COMPARE THESE RESULTS WITH OUR THEORETICAL PREDICTIONS WITH A COMPUTER MODEL, CALLED MEDAL. THIS MODEL HAS PROVEN ACCURATE WITH OUR WORK ON ERBIUM-DOPED FIBER AMPLIFIERS (EDFAs). PREDICTIONS CAN THEN BE MADE ON THE EXPECTED PERFORMANCE IN THE PHASE II PROTOTYPES TO BE DEVELOPED. THE UNIQUENESS OF OUR APPROACH IS THE USE OF (i) NOVEL PUMP REFLECTING MIRROR CONFIGURATIONS WITH (ii) FAIRLY SHORT LENGTHS (6 M) OF HIGH NUMERICAL APERTURE, AND HIGHLY DOPED, Pr-DOPED FIBERS, (iii) OPTIMIZED SINGLEMODE DESIGNS FOR FABRICATING THE 1017/1310 NM WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXERS, AND (iv) THE EVENTUAL USE, IN PHASE II, OF NEWLY DEVELOP HIGH POWER (1W) MASTER OSCILLATOR POWER AMPLIFIER (MOPA) SEMICONDUCTOR LASER STRUCTURES. THESE ARE THE FIRST DEVICES WHICH SEEM ADEQUATE FOR DEVELOPING COMMERCIAL PDFFOAs WITH HIGH GAIN AND LOW COST. WITH THESE DEVICES AND OUR UNIQUE APPROACH, WE BELIEVE THAT THE PERFORMANCE AND COST OF PDFFOAs WILL BE COMPARABLE TO THAT OF EDFAs FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Bastien, Phd
4017839222

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optigain, Inc.
46 Carriage Lane, Po Box 1668 Kingston, RI 02881

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