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Large Area, High-Speed Photodiode using Metal-Semiconductor-Metal (MSM) Device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
35949
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
35949
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: 1997
Title: Large Area, High-Speed Photodiode using Metal-Semiconductor-Metal (MSM) Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal is concerned with a large area, high speed photodetector with gain. It involves the incorporation of a metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) diode as the anode in a large area phototube that currently uses a Schottky diode. Present photodetectors either have a large area and low speed or a small area and high speed. The proposed phototube, or the intensified photodiode (IPD) is expected to exhibit a gain of greater than 10E3 , noise figure less than 1.5 dB, and a bandwidth of greater than 10 GHz, while maintaining a 10mm or larger active area. The device will be useful in free space terrestrial, shipboard and satellite communications, as well as a variety of lidar applications. Phase I is the feasibility study, i.e., the design of a prototype of the large area, high speed photodetector (EDMSM-IPD) device, while Phase I Option is the proof-of-concept demonstration which characterizes and demonstrates that the concept works.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Fischl
2152483418

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

F&h Applied Science Assoc.,
7105 Green Street Philadelphia, PA 19119

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