INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR FABRICATION AND POLISHING ON CONICAL FIBER OPTIC ARRAYS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,975.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9638
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
E-tek Dynamics Inc
1885 Lundy Ave, San Jose, CA, 95131
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
J J Pan
(408) 432-6300
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
OPTICAL PHASED-ARRAY USING SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS PROVIDES EXCELLENT AIR-TO-AIR, AIR-TO-SURFACE AND SPACE TARGET DETECTION/TRACKING/POINT SYSTEMS. THE DOME ARRAY USING OPTIC FIBERS AND LASER DIODES HAS HEMISPERICAL FIELD-OF-VIEW, NANOSECOND BEAM STEERING SPEED, 0.02 METER RANGE RESOLUTION, AND TRACKING/POINTING/DETECTION DISTANCE UP TO SEVERAL THOUSAND KILOMETER. IN PHASE I, E-TEK WILL PROVIDE AN OPTIMAL POLISHING AND ASSEMBLING TECHNIQUE TO CONSTRUCT FIBER OPTIC DOME OR CONICAL ARRAY USING THE SUBARRAY APPROACH. E-TEK WILL ALSO DEVELOP FIBER MICROLENS FABRICATION AND ANTI-REFLECTION COATING TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE COUPLING EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE INTERNAL REFLECTION. LOW COST 1XN FIBER COUPLERS (N UP TO 200) PERFORMANCE WILL BE IMPROVED FOR MASTER LASER AND SLAVE LASERS INJECTION-LOCKING. THE PHASE I R&D RESULTS WILL DIRECTLY LEAD TO OPTICAL DOME PHASED-ARRAY FABRICATION, INTEGRATION, EVALUATION AND DEMONSTRATION FOR TARGET DETECTION.

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