SBIR Phase I: Low Cost, High Performance, Compact Wavelength Blocker For Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers

Period of Performance: 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Southeast Techinventures, Inc.
PO Box 13714
Durham, NC 27709
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project is to develop a novel, low cost, high performance and compact wavelength blocker for Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) in fiber telecommunication networks. The primary benefit of an enterprise ROADM network is its ability to add capacity wherever and whenever it is required, with the assurance that the underlying network will automatically compensate for the added traffic, eliminating the need for manual tuning or wholesale upgrades. ROADMs are very rapidly becoming a must-have for equipment vendors serving carriers' metro network needs, resulting in a multi-billion dollar market in near future.