Optical Gain Modulators and Switches Using Toggling (BMDO02-011B)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F30602-02-C-0102
Agency Tracking Number:
02-1193
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lightspin Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 30198, Bethesda, MD, 20824
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
006928857
Principal Investigator:
Eric Harmon
Research Manager
(508) 528-8562
harmon@lightspintech.om
Business Contact:
David Salzman
President
(301) 656-7600
salzman@lightspintech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"An optical waveform can be driven by an electrical signal using the novel physics and device structure of a "toggling" gain modulator. Operation over 100 GHz is anticipated with high extinction. Toggling modulators are expected to dissipate little power,tolerate wide variation in operating temperature, and avoid amplified spontaneous emission noise. Toggling gain modulators should enable a new class of ultra-fast gated optoelectronic devices, including modulation of CW or pulsed sources, opticalswitching, gated detection, and interprocessor communications devices."

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