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Compact Quantum Dot Mode-Locked Lasers for Arbitrary Waveform Generation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82215
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-237-3229
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
sdPhotonics LLC
450 South Lake Jessup Avenue Oviedo, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Compact Quantum Dot Mode-Locked Lasers for Arbitrary Waveform Generation
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-C-1418
Award Amount: $749,983.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed Phase II effort will extend the Phase I results to use new quantum dot laser diode designs based on increased cavity size and low internal optical loss to increase pulse energy over existing demonstrations. An integrated optical amplifier will be developed based on the same quantum dot gain material for further power increase. Submount packaging will be developed for efficient heat sinking and separate electrical contacting of the gain, absorber, and amplifier stages. The increased pulse energy and high repetition rate of the short optical pulses are important for compact, reliable, and low cost laser sources in military and commercial lidar applications. Eye-safe wavelength operation will be explored using new quantum dot growth techniques to extend the emission wavelength into the 1.55 m range. Industrial applications of the technology include frequency doubling for displays, medical imaging, tissue modification, and optical clocks.

Principal Investigator:

Sabine Freisem
President
4079296675
sfreisem@cfl.rr.com

Business Contact:

Sabine Freisem
President
4079296675
sfreisem@cfl.rr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SDPHOTONICS LLC
450 South Lake Jessup Avenue Oviedo, FL 32765

EIN/Tax ID: 841716965
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No