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Front End Opto-Electronics for Future Radio Communications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
85013
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
08ST1-0215
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MicroLink Devices
6457 Howard Street Niles, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Front End Opto-Electronics for Future Radio Communications
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0421
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation in the proposed program is the development of a unique process technology that will enable the realization of a high current InP based photodetector with improved current response and reliability performance. The process technology is an epitaxial lift-off (ELO) process where the epitaxial material is completely removed from the substrate. The InP substrate is left intact and can be reused for additional growths, which provides a pathway to a lower cost solution. The ELO process can provide significant improvements in the thermal impedance of the high current photodetector since the substrate is completely eliminated and the remaining photodetector active material can be bonded onto a high thermal conductivity material or other flexible plastic material to provide further integration with a patch antenna. The thermal impedance of the high current photodetector will be the combination of the InGaAs absorber and the thermal sink. The frequency bandwidth of the photodetector will be up to 20 GHz with a goal towards achieving a high output power of 5 W. The wavelength of interest is 1.55 μm, which is lattice matched InGaAs on InP.

Principal Investigator:

Noren Pan
President
8475883001
npan@mldevices.com

Business Contact:

David S. McCallum
President
8475883001
dmccallum@mldevices.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MICROLINK DEVICES
6457 Howard Street Niles, IL 60714

EIN/Tax ID: 043511752
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME
261 Fitzpatrick Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Contact: Patrick Fay
Contact Phone: (574) 631-5693
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university