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Optimization of Strain-Balanced Heterostructures for High Power 4-5 Micron…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68430
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A045-012-0025
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MP Technologies, LLC
1801 Maple Avenue Evanston, IL 60201-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Optimization of Strain-Balanced Heterostructures for High Power 4-5 Micron Quantum Cascade Lasers
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0069
Award Amount: $99,367.00
 

Abstract:

In order to extract the full potential of quantum cascade laser technology, a heterostructure with a large conduction band offset is required in order to minimize thermal leakage associated with high average power operating conditions. Strain-balanced heterostructures, based on GaInAs/ AlInAs/ InP, exist which are predicted to allow efficient laser operation in the 3-5 micron wavelength region. Due to a large mismatch relative to InP, strict control over layer composition and thickness is required in order to accurately reproduce ideal quantum well heterostructures. In this project, the main effort will be to optimize quantum well shape using strain-balanced heterostructures. In addition, experimental data will be gathered in order to update band structure parameters, which will allow for more accurate laser design. By the end of the project, a laser source with >20 mW continuous wave power in the 3-5 micron wavelength will be demonstrated.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Slivken
Technical Director
8474917208
s_slivken@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Manijeh Razeghi
President
8474917208
razeghi@ece.northwestern.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

MP TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
1801 Maple Avenue Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 364280738
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Northwestern University
633 Clark Street, Room 2-502
Evanston, IL 60208
Contact: Charlotte Newman
Contact Phone: (847) 491-1967
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university