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THULIUM DOPED FLUORIDE FIBER AMPLIFIER FOR USE IN THE 800NM SIGNAL BAND

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
25628
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25628
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: THULIUM DOPED FLUORIDE FIBER AMPLIFIER FOR USE IN THE 800NM SIGNAL BAND
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,988.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop an optimized, high performance and low-cost fiber optical amlifier for use in the 800 nm signal wavelength band. The rare-earth dopant will be thulium (Tm) and the host fiber composition will be a heavy metal fluoride glass (ZBLAN). This amplifier, labeled TDFFOA, or a Thulium-Doped Fluoride Fiber Optical Amplifier, will become a key component in various lightwave systems, principally in short distance communication distribution systems in the first telecommunications window around 820 nm, and also in various fiber optical sensor systems. Our proposed TDFFOA can become a particularly sought after component because GaAlAs based transmitters and silicon receivers are already commercially available and are inexpensive when compared to those available in the 1300nm and 1550nm signal bands. The commercial availability of our optimized, high performance and low cost TDFFOAs will benefit a host of dual use technologies tremendously and have a significant impact on the short distance information intrastructure.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Bastien Phd
4017839222

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optigain, Inc.
350 Columbia Street, Po Box 3732 Peace Dale, RI 02883

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