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Packaging of 100GHz High Power Photodiodes

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Department of Defense
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2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Freedom Photonics LLC
CA Santa Barbara, CA 93117-3119
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Packaging of 100GHz High Power Photodiodes
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-13-M-1673
Award Amount: $149,855.00


ABSTRACT: In this proposed effort, Freedom Photonics is teaming up with University of Virginia to package high-speed, high power photodiodes. The Phase I effort will establish the technical and commercial foundation for the development of packaged high power 100GHz photodiodes. The Phase I effort will define the requirements, evaluation of key technical challenges, design of submounts and packages to support the program and critical hardware demonstrations and characterization aimed at establishing feasibility of the approach. BENEFIT: High speed, high power capacity linear photodiodes are expected to find application in a number of analog RF applications such as Fiber Optic Antenna Link (FOAL) Systems with antenna Remoting, RF over fiber systems, instrumentation, generation of low phase noise microwave waveforms, and radar. There is a market need for photodiodes that are simultaneously high speed 70-100GHz and can handle high photocurrent levels on the order of amps. Additionally, these applications include next generation satellite communications, airplane avionic systems, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) and other robotic platforms, missile internal communications and shipboard communications.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathon Barton
Ph.D/Senior Scientist
(805) 277-3031

Business Contact:

Milan Mashanovitch
Ph.D/General Manager
(805) 277-3031
Small Business Information at Submission:

Freedom Photonics LLC
90 Arnold Place Suite D Santa Barbara, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 202578468
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes