FIBER OPTIC SWITCHES WITH FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS FABRICATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2236
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Displaytech Inc.
2200 Central Ave, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mark A Handschy
(303) 442-5879
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED PROJECT AIMS TO DEVELOP ELECTRO-OPTIC ROUTING SWITCHES SUITABLE FOR FIBER OPTIC NETWORKS. BY EMPLOYING LIGHT VALVES USING FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS, THE DEVICES TO BE DEVELOPED WOULD EXHIBIT MICROSECOND TO SUBMICROSECOND SWITCHING TIMES, LOW ELECTRICAL POWER CONSUMPTION, LOW INSERTION LOSS, AND LOW CROSSTALK, EVEN WITH UNPOLARIZED, MULTIMODE INPUT LIGHT. THE SWITCHING WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY A TRANSMISSION/TOTAL-INTERNAL-REFLECTION SCHEME.

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