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Photonic Crystal Applications for Laser Diode Technologies

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
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Small Business Information
nLight Photonics
WA Vancouver, WA 98665-0990
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Photonic Crystal Applications for Laser Diode Technologies
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0254
Award Amount: $69,908.00


The objective of this proposal is to derive a practical, manufacturable route to a high performance two-dimensional photonic crystal broad area high power diode laser, through collaboration between a leading research institution (Caltech) and a leading manufacturer of high power diode lasers (nLight). Initial work would be performed on InP based high power broad area devices, but would be transferable to other wavelengths once proven. Design studies for a high performance 2-D photonic crystal laser will be performed. Initial assessment of prototype lasers will be performed using early Caltech designs on nLight epitaxial growth. The process and tool capability required to deliver high performance photonic crystal lasers in high volumes will be determined, in preparation for phase II. The phase I option would assess initial yield and performance by bonding, testing and assessing multiple 1-cm bars.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Crump
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Jason Farmer
VP Advanced Technology
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nlight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E Vancouver, WA 98665

EIN/Tax ID: 912066376
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Applied Physics, 223 Steele, M/C 128-95
Pasadena, CA 91125
Contact: Jennifer Su
Contact Phone: (626) 395-3086
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university