DWDM Filters for High Efficiency Optical Communication

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: NASA1421
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 875, Brookfield, CT, 06804
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Jr.
 Vice President
 (203) 775-0136
 trahmlow@rugate.com
Business Contact
 Jeanne Lazo-Wasem
Title: President
Phone: (203) 775-0136
Email: jlazo-wasem@rugate.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is dramatically increasing the bandwidth on telecommunications networks and will have a direct impact on internet-based communication architecture for data delivery from NASA near-earth platforms. The optical demultiplexers in DWDM systems rely on complex interference filters to transmit a very narrow wavelength region while reflecting the larger out of band region. We propose a filter fabrication approach that uses DC magnetron sources, a unique optical coating chamber configuration, very efficient filter designs, and, most importantly,an innovative insitu optical monitor. The result will be the capability to fabricate low cost, high performance DWDM filters, both as single filters and spatially variable filters.

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