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
Awards Year: 2001
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
DUNS: 063699441
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Myers
 CEO, Research Director
 (843) 681-5800
 kigre@rhsnet.com
Business Contact
 Michael Myers
Title: President
Phone: (843) 681-5800
Email: 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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