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Closed-Loop, Real-Time, Growth-to-Device Semiconductor Modeling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73344
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-003-0039
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NONLINEAR CONTROL STRATEGIES, INC.
3542 N. Geronimo Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Closed-Loop, Real-Time, Growth-to-Device Semiconductor Modeling
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0069
Award Amount: $99,984.00
 

Abstract:

Semiconductor amplifiers and lasers are pervasive as critical components in modern day military and commercial technologies. High quality semiconductor wafer growth can now produce heterostructures of very high quality with stoichiometrically correct growth of individual mono-layers. Despite these significant advances in MBE and MOCVD growth technologies, a critical void remains in predicting the performance of final packaged functional amplifier or laser devices. The lack of predictive semiconductor device design and growth monitoring capability can be traced to the extreme complexity of calculating the semiconductor optical response from first principles. Parallel progress in basic research over the past decade has led to the emergence of the first fully predictive theory of the optical properties of semiconductor heterostructures. A Nonlinear Control Strategies /University of Arizona collaborative project proposes to develop robust commercial PC-based software tools built on such microscopically computed optical gain databases. Individual modules will aid in semiconductor epi design, growth monitoring and overall functional device optimization. Such closed-loop software tools applicable to a broad class of material systems, will enable the laser designer and materials grower to fast track from device design concept through growth to the final packaged device, thereby avoiding costly and wasteful material re-growth and packaging cycles.

Principal Investigator:

Mahmoud Fallahi
Associate Professor
5206218260
fallahi@optics.arizona.edu

Business Contact:

Jerome V. Moloney
President
5205485786
sfdicosola@comcast.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nonlinear Control Strategies, Inc.
1001 East Rudasill Rd Tucson, AZ 85718

EIN/Tax ID: 860994933
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Room 510, 888 N. Euclid Ave
Tucson, AZ 85721
Contact: Richard C. Powell
Contact Phone: (520) 621-3513
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university