High-Efficiency Electro-Optic Modulators in Potassium Titanyl Phosphate Using Advanced Mode-Shaping Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F3361503M5428
Agency Tracking Number: 031-0428
Amount: $69,943.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
910 Technology Blvd, Suite K, Bozeman, MT, 59718
DUNS: 062674630
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ken MacDonald
 Laser Physicist
 (406) 522-0388
 macdonald@advr-inc.com
Business Contact
 Michael Kehoe
Title: Comptroller
Phone: (406) 522-0388
Email: kehoe@advr-inc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR effort will develop advanced mode-matching structures for highly efficient electro-optic amplitude modulators in potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP). The intended application for these modulators is in intra-satellite fiber-optic data buses andother satellite communication and data-handling systems. The overall goal of this effort is the fabrication of electro-optic modulators featuring low insertion loss (<1dB), high extinction ratio (>20dB), low half-wave voltage at high bandwidth (<2V at20GHz), and low DC bias voltage (<0.1V). During Phase I the optical performance of individual modulator elements will be measured. Results of these measurements will be used to

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