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ALGAN ELECTRO-OPTIC WAVEGUIDE BEAM SCANNER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12232
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12232
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Apa Optics, Inc.
2950 Ne 84th Lane Blaine, MN 55449
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: ALGAN ELECTRO-OPTIC WAVEGUIDE BEAM SCANNER
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,996.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE A UNIQUE ELECTRO-OPTIC LWIR BEAM SCANNING DEVICE. THIS ALXGA1-XN PLANAR WAVEGUIDE BASED ELECTRO-OPTIC DEVICE CAN BE USED EITHER IN A SCANNER OR A RECEIVER CONFIGURATION. IT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF LARGE FIELD OF VIEW (20 DEGREES), FAST RANDOM ACCESS AND LOW POWER OPERATION. THE DEVICE IS BASED ON A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF ELECTRO-OPTIC BRAGG DIFFRACTION GRATING THAT ARE FABRICATED OVER PLANAR ALXGA1-XN WAVEGUIDES. THESE WAVEGUIDES ARE TO BE FABRICATED OVER SAPPHIRE SUBSTRATES USING ATOMIC LAYER MOCVD DEPOSITIONS IN AN APA PROPRIETARY SYSTEM. TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE OUR DEVICE WILL BE THE FIRST LWIR SOLID STATE SCANNING DEVICE. IT WILL BE SUPERIOR TO ITS CONVENTIONAL OR ACOUSTO-OPTIC COUNTER PARTS OWING TO THE LARGER FIELD OF VIEWS AND HIGHER SPEED. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL DEVELOP THE DEVICE DESIGN AND DEMONSTRATE BRAGG GRATING DEFLECTION. THIS FORMS THE BASIS OF OUR DEVICE TECHNICAL APPROACH. PHASE II WILL BE AIMED AT FABRICATING, TESTING & OPTIMIZING THE DEVICE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr M Asif Khan
6127844995

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Apa Optics Inc
2950 Ne 84th Ln Blaine, MN 55434

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