LOW LOSS CHALCOGENIDE GLASS INFRARED FIBERS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$49,502.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1989
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
10638
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infrared Fiber Systems Inc
2301-a Broadbirch Dr, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Danh Tran
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 622-9546
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
LOW LOSS INFRARED FIBERS FOR THE 2-11 MICRON REGION HAVE NUMEROUS APPLICATIONS IN MEDICAL AND INDUSTRIAL SENSOR AND LASER POWER DELIVERY SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, CURRENT FIBERS FOR USE BEYOND 5 MICRONS HAVE HIGH LOSS. THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS INTENDED TO RESULT IN IMPROVED FIBERS MADE FROM CHALCOGENIDE GLASS, BY DEVELOPING NOVEL PREFORM AND FIBER PROCESSING TECHNIQUES. IN PARTICULAR, OPTIMIZED CLADDING WILL BE DEVELOPED, SCATTERING DEFECTS MINIMIZED, AND PURIFICATION IMPROVED TO ACHIEVE LOWER LOSS. THE PHASE I RESEARCH WILL PROVE THE FEASIBILITY OF TECHNOLOGY, WHICH WILL BE FURTHER OPTIMIZED DURING PHASE II.

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