FIBER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3857
Amount: $281,889.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
E-tek Dynamics Inc.
250 East Dr, Melbourne, FL, 32904
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J J Pan
 (305) 723-3226
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DURING PHASE I, E-TEK WILL INVESTIGATE, COMPUTE/SIMULATE, DESIGN, AND OPTIMIZE A 1.3 UUM SINGLE-MODE 1:100 OPTIC FIBER SPLITTER USING A GRADED-INDEX (GRIN) LENS. THE SPLITTER WILL HAVE ANTICIPATED EXCESS LOSS OF < 4 DB AND LOSS DEVIATION OF < + OR - 5%. THE PROPOSED APPROACH HAS THE ADVANTAGES OF MASS PRODUCIBILITY, POTENTIALLY LOW COST, CAPABILITY OF OPERATING IN ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTS, NO PHASE-ERROR INTRODUCED AT MICROWAVE MODULATED FREQUENCIES, AND THE POTENTIAL OF EXPANDING TO 1:1,000 OR EVEN 1:5,000 SPLITTING RATIO. IN ADDITION TO THE USE OF THE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE GRIN LENS, E-TEK WILL OPTIMIZE THE INDEX PROFILE TO IMPROVE THE LOSS DEVIATION. MULTILAYER FIBERLENS INTERFACE UNIT WILL BE OPTIMIZED TO REDUCE EXCESS LOSS CONTRIBUTED BY FIBER MISALIGNMENT AND FRACTIONAL LOSS, AND TO IMPROVE PRODUCIBILITY.

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