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Development of Quantum Cascade Laser Heterostructures for Mid-Infrared (4-5…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64981
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0451
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MP Technologies, LLC
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Development of Quantum Cascade Laser Heterostructures for Mid-Infrared (4-5 Micron) Atmospheric Transmission
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-C-0210
Award Amount: $423,469.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal is aimed at further improving the design of quantum cascade lasers for ambient temperature free-space communication in the mid-infrared (4< lambda <5 microns). In Phase I, we established a phenomenological model for the sources of inefficiencies in short wavelength quantum cascade lasers. In a relatively straightforward design improvement based on this model, we were able to demonstrate much improved average power and high duty cycle operation. In Phase II, we will use a systematic approach to further minimize the limiting factors to high duty cycle performance of these lasers at room temperature. For greater versatility, an optional goal is to maximize the power efficiency of the laser in order to demonstrate continuous wave operation as well. A second option will investigate the packaging of these lasers into a battery-driver pointer module which can be used as part of communications transceiver. Provided further interest is available, a final option is to investigate high power, single-mode operation of these lasers.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Slivken
Technical Director
8472567648
s_slivken@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Manijeh Razeghi
President
8472567648
razeghi@ece.northwestern.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

MP TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
1801 Maple Avenue Evanston, IL 60201

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Number of Employees:
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Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No