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SBIR Phase I: Low-Cost Avalanche Photodiodes

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79578
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0539386
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vega Wave Systems
1275 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 104 West Chicago, IL 60185-4815
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase I: Low-Cost Avalanche Photodiodes
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0539386
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will describe the design, fabrication and delivery of a novel, high-yield, low-cost planar InAlAs avalanche photodiode that is suitable for communications applications. The team will design, fabricate and test a 50-um-diameter avalanche photodetector. Avalanche photodiodes for communications applications are much higher cost components than conventional p-i-n photodiodes. The fabrication process used in this program will enable low-cost, high yield manufacturing of avalanche photodiodes with excellent device uniformity. The unique features of the component design of this program will enable planar, reliable devices with low excess-noise factor and high gain-bandwidth products and high quantum efficiency. The results of the devices developed under this program will enhance the state-of the- art in reliable low-cost avalanche photodiodes for fiber optic communications. The market size for optical and electronic transmission components was over $1 billion in 2003 and is projected to exceed $1.6 billion by 2008. The optical component market segment will grow from $368.7 million in 2003 to $530 million in 2008. Avalanche photodiodes account for approximately half of the revenue for detector components for communications and account for only a fraction of the total detector unit volume.

Principal Investigator:

Alan R. Sugg
Dr
6305629433
arsugg@vegawave.com

Business Contact:

Alan R. Sugg
Dr
6305629433
arsugg@vegawave.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vega Wave Systems
1275 West Roosevelt Road Suite 112 West Chicago, IL 60185

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