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Ring-Cavity Surface-Emitting Quantum Cascade Lasers for High Power Applications…

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
MP Technologies, LLC
1500 Sheridan RD, SUITE 8A Wilmette, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Ring-Cavity Surface-Emitting Quantum Cascade Lasers for High Power Applications at 4.5 um
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-13-C-0342
Award Amount: $79,975.00


Surface emitting semiconductor lasers eliminate the necessity for facet cleaving and allow for wafer scale testing, which increase the manufacturing yield and reduces the cost. However, in the mid-infrared, surface emitting semiconductor lasers are significantly underdeveloped compared to edge emitting devices. The proposed research will investigate the feasibility of using ring-cavity surface-emitting quantum cascade lasers for power scaling at a wavelength of 4.5 & #181;m. This approach allows for two-dimensional integration of multiple emitters on a single chip. A single mode emitting spectrum, excellent beam quality, and high power can be simultaneously achieved with this technology.

Principal Investigator:

Yanbo Bai
Senior Engineer
(847) 491-7208

Business Contact:

Manijeh Razeghi
(847) 491-7208
Small Business Information at Submission:

MP Technologies, LLC
1801 Maple Avenue Evanston, IL -

EIN/Tax ID: 364280738
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Northwestern University
Center for Quantum Devices
2220 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-8089
Contact: Professor M. Razeghi
Contact Phone: (847) 491-7205