New Broad Band Rare-Earth-Doped Glasses For Optical Fiber Communications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$65,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F30602-01-C-0176
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0033T
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
KIGRE, INC.
100 Marshland Road, Hilton Head, SC, 29926
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
063699441
Principal Investigator:
John Myers
CEO, Research Director
(843) 681-5800
kigre@rhsnet.com
Business Contact:
Michael Myers
President
(843) 681-5800
kigre@rhsnet.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Scott R Goode
631 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC, 29208
(803) 777-2601
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Kigre has an idea and evidence for a new family of broadband glasses that break all of Zachariasen's standard accepted rules for glass formation. This family of glasses is based upon the extensive use of multiple glass formers such as SiO2, B2O3, La2O3and P2O5. By employing multiple glass formers in a laser glass, Kigre is able to expand the bandwidth without sacrificing cross section and gain. Normal glasses may be modified to expand bandwidth. However, in a normal glass this typically results in alowering of the material's gain. Gain and bandwidth are critically important properties for matierials used in broadband Wavelength-Division-Multiplexing (WDM) and Dense-Wavelength-Division-Multiplexing (DWDM) optical communications systems.With bandwidthdemands doubling every 2 years, the 35nm conventional

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