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NONLINEAR MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR 0.8 AND 1.315 MICRONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
10206
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10206
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spec-tran Corp
50 Hall Rd Sturbridge, MA 01566
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: NONLINEAR MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR 0.8 AND 1.315 MICRONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $33,872.00
 

Abstract:

STIMULATED PHOTON ECHOES HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED AS MEANS BY WHICH PULSED COHERENT OPTICAL INFORMATION CAN BE STORED AND RETRIEVED USING FOUR-WAVEMIXING GEOMETRIES. STIMULATED ECHOES CAN BE TEMPORARILY AND SPATIALLY SEPARATED USING COUNTER-PROPAGATING EXCITATION GEOMETRIES, SUGGESTING THAT BACKWARD STIMULATED ECHOES CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IN OPTICAL PROCESSOR DESIGNS. THIS EFFECT IS UNIQUE TO INHOMOGENEOUSLY BROADENED ATOMIC SYSTEMS WHICH HAVE A FINITE NUMBER OF QUANTUM STATES COUPLED BY RESONANT INTERACTIONS, AND HAVE OFTEN BEEN OBSERVED IN OPTICALLY ACHIEVE RARE EARTH ION SYSTEMS. RECENTLY, FLUORIDE GLASSES HAVE SHOWN PARTICULAR PROMISE AS A HOST TO RARE EARTH IONS ACTIVE AT 1.3 MICRONS. THIS SUBMISSION PROPOSES USING A JUDD-OFELT ANALYSIS TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING RESONANTLY DRIVEN RARE EARTH IONS DOPED IN HEAVY-METAL FLUORIDE GLASSES AS AN OPTICAL PROCESSOR MATERIAL AT 0.8 AND 1.315 MICRONS. IT WILL FOCUS ON THE ABILITY OF SELECTED HOSTS TO MEMORIZE PHASES OF THE CORRESPONDING OPTICAL FIELDS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Dipak R Biswas
5083472261

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spec-tran Corp
50 Hall Rd Sturbridge, MA 01566

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