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Extended Wavelength InP Based Avalanche Diodes for MWIR Response

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
100176
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
T5.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Princeton Lightwave, Inc.
2555 Route 130 South, Suite 1 Cranbury, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Extended Wavelength InP Based Avalanche Diodes for MWIR Response
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CI19P
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

For this NASA STTR program, we propose to develop a novel superlattice-based near infrared to midwave infrared avalanche photodetector (APD) grown on InP substrates for single photon counting applications at high operating temperatures on the order of 200K accessible using thermoelectric coolers. This enables a detector with broad spectral response spanning 0.9 to 4 & #956;m wavelength with reduced cooling requirements, offering a reliable detector technology with small size weight and power requirements that is ideal for future planetary missions. The detector is based on Princeton Lightwave's industry-leading planar-geometry single photon counting APD detector platform designed for 1.55 & #956;m wavelengths, with incorporation of a novel absorber region.

Principal Investigator:

Bora M. Onat
Principal Investigator
6094952546
bmonat@princetonlightwave.com

Business Contact:

Bora M. Onat
Technical Program Manager
6094952546
bmonat@princetonlightwave.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Princeton Lightwave, Inc.
2555 Route 130 South, Suite 1 Cranbury, NJ -

EIN/Tax ID: 223711457
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Virginia
PO Box 400195
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4195
Contact: Archie Holmes