HIGH BANDWIDTH, LOW INSERTION LOSS, LINEAR WAVEGUIDE MODULATOR

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 27458
Amount: $64,945.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Apeldyn Corp.
900 Sw 5th Ave Ste 1260, Portland, OR, 97204
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 R Thomas Hawkins Ii
 (503) 221-3010
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
AN EXTERNAL GUIDED WAVE OPTICAL MODULATOR WHICH PROVIDES THE COMBINATION OF HIGH BANDWIDTH, LOW INSERTION LOSS, AND LINEARITY IS BEING DEVELOPED. RESEARCHERS ARE DESIGNING, FABRICATING, AND TESTING A NOVEL MULTIPLE QUANTUM WELL ELECTROABSORPTION MODULATOR. IT OPERATES AT AN OPTICAL WAVELENGTH OF 1300 NM, AT MICROWAVE FREQUENCIES IN EXCESS OF 40 GHZ, WITH AN INSERTION LOSS OF LESS THAN 3DB, A SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO OF AT LEAST 40DB, A COMPOSITE TRIPLE BEAT DYNAMIC RANGE OF AT LEAST 55DB, AND A TWO-TONE SPURIOUS FREE DYNAMIC RANGE OF AT LEAST 80DB. THE MULTIPLE QUANTUM WELL LAYER CONSISTS OF INDIUM GALLIUM ARSENIDE PHOSPHIDE WELLS WITH INDIUM PHOSPHIDE BARRIERS. THE MODULATOR DESIGN IS SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND RUGGED.

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