INVESTIGATION OF LIQUID CRYSTAL POLARIZATION CONTROLLER FOR COHERENT FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$249,960.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
14262
Agency Tracking Number:
14262
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
520 S.w. Yamhill, Portland, OR, 97204
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Scott Rumbaugh
Vp, Research And Development
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Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
COHERENT OPTICAL DETECTION OFFERS THE POTENTIAL TO SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE THE CAPABILITIES OF EXISTING LONG-HAUL AND LOCAL AREA FIBER-OPTIC NETWORKS. HOWEVER, RANDOM DRIFT OF THE SIGNAL POLARIZATION PRESENTS THE MAJOR OBSTACLE TO THIS METHOD OF DETECTION. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A POLARIZATION CONTROLLER THAT WILL COMPENSATE FOR THIS POLARIZATION DRIFT ENABLING THE USE OF COHERENT DETECTION. WE WILL RESEARCH THE USE OF LIQUID CRYSTALS TO ACCOMPLISH THIS MEANS. THIS APPROACH WILL BE COMPARATIVELY MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE AND EASIER TO IMPLEMENT THAT OTHER METHODS THAT ARE CURRENTLY UNDER RESEARCH.

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