The Analysis of Developing a Smart Seal for Critical Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N992-0439
Agency Tracking Number: N992-0439
Amount: $68,779.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 728, Garrison, ND, 58540
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ralph Heinzen
 (701) 337-5619
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Not Available This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project deals with the development of planar waveguide routers for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing Systems, based on our recently developed low-birefringence double ion-exchange glass waveguide technology. The double ion-exchange approach enables much easier elimination of the polarization dependence compared to other planar waveguide technologies. The fabrication process is extremely simple and reproducible, which facilitates low-cost production of the devices. The proposed devices feature low losses, low-cross talk and are polarization insensitive which is of crucial importance in practical applications. Successfully meeting the goals in this Phase I project will provide an excellent foundation for the development of fully packaged fiber-pigtailed devices. The key advantage of the planar waveguide router approach is the possibility for large number of wavelength channels. The goal in this program is to develop reliable 64 x 64 waveguide routers for future Dense WDM-systems. The proposed devices have potential for extremely low-cost production. They meet the needs of the rapidly growing telecommunications market and have great commercial potential

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