Satellite Optical Communications Module

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,668.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-07-M-0017
Agency Tracking Number:
F063-005-0160
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF063-005
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
AZNA CORP.
36 Jonspin Road, Wilmington, MA, 01887
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125997952
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Magherefteh
Chief Technical Officer
(978) 642-2095
daniel.mahgerefteh@aznacorp.com
Business Contact:
Farhang Sakhitab
VP, Operations
(978) 642-2040
farhang.sakhitab@aznacorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Here we propose a compact tunable transmitter based on Azna’s established directly modulated chirp managed laser (CML™) technology that exceeds LaserComm requirements. The transmitter comprises a tunable directly modulated semiconductor laser and a passive optical spectrum reshaping filter. The tunable semiconductor laser is integrated with a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) to generate > 10 dBm output power over 30 nm. This CML transmitter will be capable of generating a variety of modulation formats including standard NRZ, RZ, and RZ-DPSK. The tunable CML transmitter will fit in a standard 14 pin butterfly package, and consume < 3 W power, and require < 2 Vpp driver voltage. Compared to the conventional lithium niobate transmitter, the CML transmitter will be 6 -10 times smaller, consume 3 times less power, with similar performance.

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