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Air Force highly integrated photonics program: development and demonstration of an optically transparent fiber optic network for avionics applications
Author(s): Gregory J. Whaley; Roger J. Karnopp
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Paper Abstract

The goal of the Air Force Highly Integrated Photonics (HIP) program is to develop and demonstrate single photonic chip components which support a single mode fiber network architecture for use on mobile military platforms. We propose an optically transparent, broadcast and select fiber optic network as the next generation interconnect on avionics platforms. In support of this network, we have developed three principal, single-chip photonic components: a tunable laser transmitter, a 32x32 port star coupler, and a 32 port multi-channel receiver which are all compatible with demanding avionics environmental and size requirements. The performance of the developed components will be presented as well as the results of a demonstration system which integrates the components into a functional network representative of the form factor used in advanced avionics computing and signal processing applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7700, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications VI, 77000A (16 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852445
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Gregory J. Whaley, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (United States)
Roger J. Karnopp, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7700:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications VI
Michael J. Hayduk; Peter J. Delfyett; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric J. Donkor, Editor(s)

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