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High speed, random optical switching, using Fabry-Perot Holographic circle-to-point Conversion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F33615-03-C-4101
Agency Tracking Number: 01-0044
Amount: $749,220.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
55 Middlesex street
Chelmsford, MA 01863
United States
DUNS: 964430169
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr Robert Kerr
 (978) 251-4554
Business Contact
 Dr.John Noto
Title: President
Phone: (978) 251-4554
Research Institution

A solid-state, dense, random optical cross-switch is commercializedto fill needs in the commercial metro-core telecom market, and to supplyrapid, multi-channel, covert, and frequency agile optical communications tothe national missile defense initiative. The optical switch is based uponFabry-Perot and Holographically Dispersed Liquid Crystal (H-PDLC) technology.The deliverable is entirely solid state, is switched electronically requiring minimal power, and is fabricated using planar fabrication techniques - providing significant cost and durability advantages over competing technologies. Two devicesproviding 32-channel and 200-channel discrimination in the telecommunicationsC-band are delivered to the commercial market. This enabling technology will be commercially useful in expanding all-optical communications within the metro-core. Variants of this switchable holographic optical element can be used in applications as farafield as beam-steering, spectrospic detection of chemical agents and surface metrology in the semi-conductor industry.

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