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PHOTONIC/MICROWAVE DEVICES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
14918
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14918
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
F&H APPLIED SCIENCE ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 853 Moorestown, NJ 08057
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: PHOTONIC/MICROWAVE DEVICES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $46,255.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL CONCERNS THE INTERFACE BETWEEN PHOTONICS AND MICROWAVES, A DYNAMIC AREA OF RESEARCH NOW MATURED TO A POINT WHERE MAJOR APPLICATIONS ARE FEASIBLE. THE OBJECTIVE IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF MONOLITHIC INTEGRATED PHOTONIC-MICROWAVE DEVICES, WHICH WOULD GREATLY ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF HIGH-SPEED FIBEROPTIC LINKS. FOR MICROWAVE APPLICATIONS, THERE IS AN INTEREST IN TRANSMITTING OPTICAL SIGNALS TO AND FROM MMIC CHIPS. THUS, OPTICAL INPUT AND OUTPUT PORTS FOR MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (MMIC) WILL BE DEVELOPED. WE WILL INVESTIGATE THE USE OF MESFETS AND HEMTS, THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS OF MMICS, AS OPTICAL INPUT PORTS ON THESE CHIPS. USING FREE CARRIER INJECTION/DEPLETION AS THE BASIC INTERACTION MECHANISM, WE WILL ALSO STUDY THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXTERNAL MODULATORS ON MMICS AS OUTPUT PORTS. THE USE OF THIS MECHANISM INSTEAD OF THE ELECTROOPTICAL EFFECT PROVIDES A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE HYBRID DEVICES VIA WELL DEVELOPED, RELIABLE, AND COST EFFECTIVE SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING AND FABRICATING METHODS. DEVICE INTERACTION WILL BE STUDIED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EXTERNAL MODULATOR IN TERMS OF DYNAMIC RANGE, NOISE CHARACTERISTICS, AND OPERATING CONDITIONS. EMPHASIS WILL BE ON COMPATABILITY WITH MMIC PROCESSING AND ON INNOVATIVE PACKAGING. PHASE I WILL STRESS ANALYTIC AND SIMULATION STUDIES THROUGH WHICH THE MOST PROMISING DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS WILL BE IDENTIFIED FOR EXPERIMENTAL IMPLEMENTATION UNDER PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

P R Herczfeld
Principal Investigator
2158952256

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

F&h Applied Science Associates
7105 Greene Street Philadelphia, PA 19119

EIN/Tax ID: 222440621
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No