N/A

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0091557
Award Id:
55504
Agency Tracking Number:
0091557
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1730 Cimarron Plaza, Stillwater, OK, 74076
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Peter Faguy
(405) 372-9535
jroark@nomadics.com
Business Contact:
James Luby
Authorized Representative
(405) 372-9535
jluby@nomadics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will build upon the exciting results of Phase I, which demonstrated that whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonances of a microsphere can be tuned over a significant range by sweeping the microsphere's temperature. It is intended to employ this effect to produce a temperature-tunable optical filter suitable for development of a next-generation optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) for remotely monitoring dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM) networks. Such a device will greatly benefit the telecommunications industry by providing a means of embedded real-time monitoring of system operation and signal quality. This capability has the potential to virtually eliminate costly system failures. The plan for reaching the project goal is to develop a first-generation prototype and use this prototype to demonstrate the expected capabilities of a next-generation OSA. The initial application for the technology is as an embedded test and monitoring system for telecommunications fiber networks. The major customers are optical network installers and service providers

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