Low-Loss Miniature Optical Time Delay Modules

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,941.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R360
Award Id:
68837
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB2-0003
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
220 Ballardvale St., Suite D, Wilmington, MA, 01887
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
JingZhao
President
(978) 694-1006
jingzhao@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
ToniScaglione
Contract Administrator
(978) 694-1006
tscaglione@agiltron.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Leveraging on our industry leading switchable photonic delay commercial product offerings, Agiltron proposes to develop the next-generation 8-bit delay line that meets the challenging requirements of lower insertion loss and higher switching speed. The next-level performance improvement will be achieved by implementing a new precision glass micro-optic fiber assembly technology in combination with the use of thermal-expanded beam fibers that promise a several fold miniaturization of the device. The present invention provides an inexpensive and low loss fiberoptic module for emerging microwave photonic applications. Our approach is state-of-the-art in design and closely coupled with proven fiber optic component manufacturing techniques, holding the promise of realizing practical optical digital delay with performance and cost that have not been previously achieved. Constructed using all solid-state inorganic electro-optic material, the proposed switch overcomes the limitations in speed and long-term reliability associated with other approaches. A low loss and high-speed fiberoptic 8 bit reconfigurable true time delay device with large dynamic range exceeding microseconds will be demonstrated in Phase I.

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