High-Resolution Wide-Bandwidth Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generation Over Extended Time Apertures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W91CRB-10-C-0070
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0692
Amount: $749,931.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-041
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
2310 University Way, Building 4-1, Bozeman, MT, -
DUNS: 169797383
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Sellin
 Photonics Engineer
 (406) 922-0334
Business Contact
 Kristian Merkel
Title: President / CEO
Phone: (406) 922-0334
Email: merkel@s2corporation.com
Research Institution
We aim to build a prototype device for optical arbitrary waveform generation and use it for demonstrations of performance. The device is based on coherent accumulation and interference of spectrally shaped waveforms using low bandwidth control electronics (less than 1 GHz) to achieve wideband optical arbitrary waveform generation with time apertures of up to 50 us, complete control of optical phase and amplitude, bandwidths up to 100 GHz, and a spectral resolution as narrow as 20 kHz. This technology enables wideband agile waveform generation for communication, sensor, and surveillance applications.

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