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High-Power Semiconductor Laser in the 3.0- to 3.5-um Spectral Range

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N12A-003-0339
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N12A-T003
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
EPITAXIAL LABORATORY, INC.
25 Tiana Place Dix Hills, NY 11746-5215
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: High-Power Semiconductor Laser in the 3.0- to 3.5-um Spectral Range
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-12-C-0327
Award Amount: $149,950.00
 

Abstract:

This STTR phase I project aims to develop a novel material system for muti-Watt level, Room Temperature 3.0 to 3.5 micron Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) utilizing our state-of-art in house Mod Gen II molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system. Due to their bi-polar nature and the exponentially increasing nature of Auger process with wavelength, laser diodes (LDs) has failed to demonstrate high performance short wavelength mid-IR lasing. On the other hand, due to the uni-polar nature, QCLs have shown excellent performance in the range of 4.5 micron and longer wavelength. With the help of InGaAs/AlInAs/InP material system, 3.4 W lasing at 4.8 micron is obtained operating at RT in CW mode. However, due to the conduction band offset (CBO) limitation, this material system cannot offer Watt-level lasers shorter than near 4.5 micron. To make up the vacancy of high performance short wavelength mid-IR semiconductor lasers, We propose an new approach that will enable muti-Watt level, Room Temperature 3.0 to 3.5 micron QCLs. In Phase I, we will demonstrate QCLs operating in pulsed mode. In Phase II, we will optimize the design and parameter to realize Watt-level QCLs operating in the wavelength range of 3.0 to 3.5 micron at RT.

Principal Investigator:

Jie Piao
President
(516) 508-0060
jsdmh23@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Jie Piao
President
(516) 508-0060
jsdmh23@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Epitaxial Laboratory, Inc.
25 Tiana Place Dix Hills, NY 11746-5215

EIN/Tax ID: 223304210
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Princeton University
324 Bowen Hall
Princeton, NJ 08540-5211
Contact: Joseph X. Montemarano
Contact Phone: (609) 258-2267