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Optimized InGaAsSb/GaAs photodiode for high speed detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
53051
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0556
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SVT Associates
7620 Executive Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3677
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Optimized InGaAsSb/GaAs photodiode for high speed detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG60-01-P-0070
Award Amount: $64,519.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes a new detector material for single mode optical fiber communication over the information highway. High performance detectors are an enabling technology for the moderate to long distanceoptical transmissions at 1300 and 1550 nm wavelengths. However, due to material related problems, detector devices are not yet practical for such optical network applications. Solving these problems would satisfy the ever-increasing bandwidth andcomputing-power demands. A new semiconductor of nitrogen-incorporated quaternary III-V semiconductor, InGaAsSbN, can lead to efficient optical detection at the 1300 nm wavelength. Thin film InGaAsSbN will be studied using molecular beam epitaxytechnique, where the presence of antimony would result in significant material improvement. Thin film layers Multiple quantum well structures will then be grown on GaAs substrate to demonstrate superior optical characteristics of the material system.Detectors will then be fabricated for performance characterization.High performance detectors would be an important component of systems used in data transmission over optical network, and other optical products such as compact disk read heads, copierprint heads, optical scanners, and displays

Principal Investigator:

Peter Chow
President
9529342100
chow@svta.com

Business Contact:

Jane Marks
Office Manager
9529342100
marks@svta.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SVT ASSOC., INC.
7620 Executive Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411764876
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No