Lossless Splitters based on Novel Integrated-Optic Amplifiers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,992.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DASG60-02-C-0041
Award Id:
59200
Agency Tracking Number:
99-0447
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
650 Vaqueros Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
877452664
Principal Investigator:
Behzad Moslehi
(408) 328-8648
Business Contact:
Behzad Moslehi
(408) 328-8649
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"The need for splitting signals in optical networks is as critical as it is in copper networks. However, the problem of signal loss in optics continues to be a major difficulty - this is especially true in the Metro/Access marketplace. The incorporationof a waveguide amplifier with a modest optical fain at the input to a waveguide splitter offers one of the best solutions. Development and integration of these devices into a small, low-power optical module will be the outcome of this work. The IFOSinnovation is the realization of lossless splitters seamlessly incorporating amplifiers with a modest fain. In this regime, the pump power requirement as well as the signal-to-noise-ratio degradation are very low. The IFOS design involves optimum balancebetween gain and nose figure and their dependencies on the waveguide parameters. In Phase I IFOS designed, successfully fabricated, and characterized unique proof-of-principle optical amplifiers - including demonstration of sol-gel based Er+ dopeddevices. Phase II will focus on the fabrication of commercially-viable packaged lossless splitters. Concentrator will be on low-cost manufacturability, test and evaluation of performance characteristics, reliability, and preparation of the technology forcommercialization through strategic partners."

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