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Tunable Wide-Dynamic-Range Polarization-Insensitive Digital Wavelength…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85145
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-012-0055
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OptoNet
828 Davis Street, Suite 206 Evanston, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Tunable Wide-Dynamic-Range Polarization-Insensitive Digital Wavelength Converter with Built-In-Test based on Novel Integrated Chip in Ruggedized Modul
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0305
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for tunable wide-dynamic-range polarization-insensitive digital wavelength converter with built-in-test based on novel integrated chip in ruggedized module for civilian and military DWDM optical networks. This project is proposed by a strong multidisciplinary team of industry and academic researchers, including device design and packaging experts from OptoNet Inc. and device physics and fabrication experts from the Northwestern University. Phase I will focus on systematic design and feasibility studies of the proposed tunable wavelength converter to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the proposed technology. The feasibility will lay the ground work for Phase II. The proposed wavelength converter module will have the following attractiveness: (1) Orders of magnitude lower power consumption than the typical SOA wavelength converters. (2) Operation with large input signal dynamic range of >20dB without feedback control. (3) Module packaging in low profile module of <5mm. (4) Module packaging in a temperature-controlled module with wide operating temperature range of -40C to 100C. (5) Better polarization insensitive operation. (6)High operating speed of >100Gbit/s possible.

Principal Investigator:

Jing Ma
Vice President
8474257585
jma@optonetinc.com

Business Contact:

Jing Ma
Vice President
8474257585
jma@optonetinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTONET
828 Davis Street, Suite 206 Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 743092128
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208-1110
Contact: Charlotte Newman
Contact Phone: (847) 491-2103
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university