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Low-Noise Avalanche Photodiodes for Mid-IR Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67957
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-021-0180
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SVT Associates, Inc.
7620 executive drive eden prairie, MN 55344
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Low-Noise Avalanche Photodiodes for Mid-IR Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0134
Award Amount: $99,843.00
 

Abstract:

Avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are the detector of choice for low noise, high speed, high sensitivity photodetectors. Applications in the mid-IR (3-5 micron) include optical trace gas detection, LADAR, quantum cryptography and targeting countermeasures. Currently there are no commercially available APDs operating in this wavelength range. To address this need, this Phase I program will investigate using the III-V ternary alloy InAsSb for APD applications. This compound semiconductor alloy has a low bandgap energy suitable for absorbing mid-IR photons. The InAsSb material will be combined with a p-i-n avalanche multiplication structure in a unique manner to create a low noise 3-5 micron wavelength APDs.

Principal Investigator:

Aaron Moy
Senior Research Engineer
9529342100
moy@svta.com

Business Contact:

Scott Vandal
Business Manager
9529342100
vandal@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
Research Institution Information:
Columbia University
1312 Mudd, MC 4712, 500 W. 120th St.
New York, NY 10027
Contact: Wen I. Wang
Contact Phone: (212) 854-1748
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university