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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F30602-01-C-0176
Agency Tracking Number: 01-0033T
Amount: $65,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
100 Marshland Road
Hilton Head, SC 29926
United States
DUNS: 063699441
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Myers
 CEO, Research Director
 (843) 681-5800
Business Contact
 Michael Myers
Title: President
Phone: (843) 681-5800
Research Institution
 Scott R Goode
631 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208
United States

 (803) 777-2601
 Nonprofit College or University

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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