Polarization Maintaining Coherent Fiber Bundle Array

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,498.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CD58P
Agency Tracking Number:
094689
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AdValue Photonics, Inc.
4585 S. Palo Verde Road, Suite 405, Tucson, AZ, 85714-1962
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800757598
Principal Investigator:
Shibin Jiang
Principal Investigator
(520) 790-5468
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Business Contact:
Shibin Jiang
Business Official
(520) 790-5468
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Future NASA flight missions are considering passive wavefront and amplitude control in astronomical applications such as the search for exo-planets. NASA's Discovery mission proposal called out the need for a coherent 2-dimensional array of fiber bundles for this application. In this SBIR proposal we propose to develop monolithic polarization maintaining (PM) coherent fiber bundle arrays consisting of 1,600 fibers with core-to-core spacing of 80 micron with placement accuracy of < 2 micron. In Phase I we will design and develop specialty glasses and fibers and demonstrate a 2D array with 16 cores to prove the feasibility of this proposal.

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