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Silicon Carbide Avalanche Photodiodes for Single-photon Direct Detection of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
89983
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09-408-52
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aymont Technology, Inc.
30 Saratoga Avenue, Suite 6H Ballston Spa, NY 12020 1217
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Silicon Carbide Avalanche Photodiodes for Single-photon Direct Detection of Lyman-alpha Radiation
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $89,965.00
 

Abstract:

In the proposed Phase I SBIR program, Aymont Technology and CoolCAD Electronics will design and demonstrate prototype silicon carbide (SiC) avalanche photodiodes (APD) specifically designed for high-efficiency, single-photon counting of 121.6 nm Lyman-alpha photons. This detector will be provided to relevant personnel at NIST for calibration and testing. Both discrete APDs and arrays will be used to enable a 3 x 5 mm detector suitable for this prototype testing. The proposed research will build upon Aymont¿s demonstration of a SiC APD with over one million multiplication gain and CoolCAD¿s extensive modeling of 4H-SiC APDs for 135 nm applications. An absorption layer on the order of 10 nm thick will be used in Phase I to reduce wavelength and enable at least 5% quantum efficiency at the Lyman-alpha characteristic wavelength.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Rowland
5188842513
rowland@aymont.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aymont Technology, Inc.
30 Saratoga Ave., Suite 6H Ballston Spa, NY 12020

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No