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Develop and Demonstrate High Performance Infrared Focal Plane Arrays with…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-019-0250
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-019
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
nBn Technologies
136 Wilshire Rd Rochester, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Develop and Demonstrate High Performance Infrared Focal Plane Arrays with Advanced Quantum Structures
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7859
Award Amount: $148,825.00
 

Abstract:

nBn Technologies will research the ability to make a new III-V compound alloy using InAsBi for long wave IR applications. The objective of the proposed research is to find a procedure for growing materials using Bismuth and characterize them by morphology, photoluminescence, x-ray diffraction, hall, etc. For applications needing cutoff wavelengths of 5 um, 10um, 12 um and even up to 20um, a different and new material is needed, especially for use in the nBn concept [1]. It will be very desirable to grow the absorbent n material for nBn structures as an alloy that lattice matches the substrate for defect reduction, easier manufacturing, and higher yields. This alloy of course can be used in pn junction structures, too. It is desired to use the III-V material system, rather than II-VI. The absorber alloy needs to be made from InAsX material if we would like to use nBn devices. In such cases, we can use the barrier (already used for MWIR nBn) for blocking majority carriers, transferring minority carriers, and at the same time used as passivation.

Principal Investigator:

Shimon Maimon
President
(585) 355-5556
shimon@optics.rochester.edu

Business Contact:

Joseph Wodenscheck
CEO
(585) 474-4124
jwodenscheck@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

nBn Technologies
136 Wilshire Rd Rochester, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 270886468
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No