TUNABLE LASER DIODE AND OPTICAL PHASE-LOCKED LOOP FOR LIDAR,TRACKING, & SENSORS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5066
Amount: $489,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
E-tek Dynamics Inc.
250 East Drive, Melbourne, FL, 32904
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 J.J. PAN
Title: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SPACECRAFT TERMINAL RENDEZVOUS/DOCKING, TARGET ACQUISITION/TRACKING/IDENTIFICATION, HAND-HELD LIDAR, COHERENT SENSORS, AND OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING ALL DEMAND THE TUNABLE LASER DIODE (TLD) AND OPTICAL PHASE-LOCKED LOOP (OPLL). THE TLD OR OPLL MUST HAVE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SINGLE-MODE, LOW NOISE, NARROW LINEWIDTH, HIGH STABILITY, AND WIDE LINEAR TUNING RANGE. E-TEK PROPOSES A LOW COST, HIGH PERFORMANCE TLD CONSISTING OF A LASER DIODE, AIR GAP, AND EOM WHICH WILL MEET THE STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS. ALSO, THE NEW TLD HAS ADVANTAGES OF FABRICATION SIMPLICITY AND THEABILITY TO BE CONTROLLED/STABILIZED FOR VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTS. IN ADDITION TO THE THEORETICAL ANALYSES OF TLD/OPLL PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS, A PRACTICAL TLD WILL BE DESIGNED AND FABRICATED DURING PHASE I TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY, VIABILITY, AND TUNABILITY.

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