Ruggedized Laser Diode Package for Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-04-C-0138
Agency Tracking Number: N041-003-0618
Amount: $99,924.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-003
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
PO Box 8627, Princeton, NJ, 08543
DUNS: 602750358
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Laury Watkins
 (609) 584-9696
Business Contact
 Vince Zumbo
Title: CFO
Phone: (609) 584-9696
Research Institution
Advanced Navy platforms will need to transfer enormous amounts of data between sensors, data processors, storage systems and users. WDM networks offer the best possible solution to the bandwidth requirement. Tunable laser based WDM networks have many advantages over the fixed wavelength laser based networks which are rapid adaptability of the network resulting in improved efficiency and survivability, in addition to being lower cost. The most critical subsystem in the new generation of WDM networks is the tunable transmitter. Princeton Optronics (PRO) offers to develop rugged low profile tunable transmitters based on Princeton's high performance tunable laser. PRO has the best tunable laser in the industry and this technology will be further developed to build a rugged low profile transmitter for both digital and analog transmission. In Phase I of this program PRO proposes to establish the requirements and develop new technology required for this rugged WDM transmitter and integrate them into a working bench top model. This model will be evaluated through bench top measurement as well as mechanical and thermal simulations to demonstrate the feasibility of building a robust and manufacturable low profile widely tunable WDM transmitter in phase II.

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