LOW LOSS CHALCOGENIDE GLASS INFRARED FIBERS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,502.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10638
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Infrared Fiber Systems Inc
2301-a Broadbirch Dr, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Danh Tran
Principal Investigator
(301) 622-9546
Business Contact:
() -
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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