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MWIR Polarization-Maintaining Single Mode Fiber

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0092
Agency Tracking Number: N191-012-0028
Amount: $1,100,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N191-012
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-10-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-06-24
Small Business Information
300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway
Danville, VA 24540-1111
United States
DUNS: 623702557
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Francois Chenard
 (434) 483-4304
Business Contact
 Francois Chenard
Phone: (434) 483-4304
Research Institution

The proposed Phase II work will develop an initial polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber prototype.  The innovative PM single mode fiber (PM-SMF) solution will operate simultaneously throughout the mid-wave infrared (MWIR) spectrum (2-6 micron).  This novel PM fiber is based on Photonic Crystal Fiber (PCF) to offer single mode in the MWIR and large mode area to transmit high power.  The new MWIR PM-PCF will accommodate high power MWIR lasers >10W cw.  Also, the proposed MWIR PM-PCF will have high birefringence (~10-3), high extinction ratio (~-30dB), low propagation losses (<0.2dB/m), and low insertion loss (<0.5dB).  The PM-PCF will be terminated in an optical connector that requires a minimal amount of epoxy.

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