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Protocol-Transparent, Universal Optical Front-End for 10 Gb/s Network Interface…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61867
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72905S03-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Acadia Optronics, Llc
1395 Piccard Drive Suite 210 Rockville, MD 20850-4348
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Protocol-Transparent, Universal Optical Front-End for 10 Gb/s Network Interface Cards
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83585
Award Amount: $99,600.00
 

Abstract:

72905S03-I High speed networks will be required to deliver the large data volumes associated with DOE science experiments. Deployment scenarios for 10 Gb/s enterprise and access networks will require optical interfaces capable of spanning distances from 100 m to 10 km. Presently available 10 Gb/s optical front-ends are not generally applicable because they are either lacking in capability or are too large, power hungry, and costly. This project will develop a new optical front-end/transceiver based on combining single-mode, vertical-cavity-surface-emitting-laser (VCSEL) transmitter technology with a payload-agnostic electrical interface. This optical front-end is expected to provide the optimum solution for any transport protocol over the entire range from 100 m to 10 km. In Phase I, a laboratory bench-top prototype of the optical interface will be constructed. Robust transmission of 10 Gb/s signals through up to 10 km of standard optical fiber will be demonstrated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The optical front-end should offer a low-cost, superior performance solution applicable to practically all 10 Gb/s enterprise and access applications, including computing clusters, storage networks, servers, and advanced workstations.

Principal Investigator:

Jesse Wen
3012376569
jessewen@acadiaoptronics.com

Business Contact:

Jesse Wen
3012376569
jessewen@acadiaoptronics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Acadia Optronics, Llc
13401 Valley Drive Rockville, MD 20850

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