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Period of Performance: 01/01/2001 - 12/31/2001


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Sentel Technologies, LLC
1610 NE Eastgate Blvd
Pullman, WA 99163
Principal Investigator


This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate optical amplification in a single-mode polymer optical fiber. Phase I will: 1) incorporate various rare earth chelates into polymer systems; 2) demonstrate amplification in the material; 3) make a polymer fiber with a rare-earth core; and 4) demonstrate amplification in the fiber. Single mode polymer optical fiber waveguides will be made with a mode profile that matches that of standard silica glass fiber, thus making the amplifier fiber compatible with existing fiber-optic components.