Lossless Splitters based on Novel Integrated-Optic Amplifiers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-02-C-0041
Agency Tracking Number: 99-0447
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
650 Vaqueros Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
DUNS: 877452664
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Behzad Moslehi
 (408) 328-8648
Business Contact
 Behzad Moslehi
Phone: (408) 328-8649
Research Institution
"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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