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VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASER MODULES FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION AND…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15610
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15610
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASER MODULES FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION AND SIGNAL PROCESSING
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASERS ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT AT SEVERAL U.S. LABS WHICH CONSIST OF A GAAS/ALGAAS QUANTUM WELL FABRY-PEROT CAVITY SANDWICHED BETWEEN N AND P DOPED HIGH REFLECTIVITY SEMICONDUCTOR MIRRORS (GAAS/ALGAAS QUARTER WAVE STACKS). OUR PHASE I RESEARCH PROVES THE FEASIBLITY OF UNIQUE APPROACH TO THE ELECTRIC ADDRESSABILITY OF THESE SURFACE EMITTING LASERS. FOR ADDRESSING A (MXN) SEL MATRIX OUR APPROACH REDUCES THE PINOUT NUMBER TO (M+N). WE THEREFORE PROVIDE THE KEY INNOVATION NEEDED FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF SEL MATRICES WITH PIXEL DENSITIES IN EXCESS OF 1000, IN DIVERSE AREAS SUCH AS OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, LASER DISPLAYS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS. A 3X3 MATRIX ADDRESSABLE SEL DEVICE WAS FORMED IN THE PHASE I TO SERVE AS A PROOF OF CONCEPT. IN PHASE II WE WILL FABRICATE AND PACKAGE MUCH LARGER MATRICES (100X100) WITH INTEGRATED PHOTODETECTORS AND TEST MARKET THEM.

Principal Investigator:

Dr M Asif Khan
Principal Investigator
6127844995

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Apa Optics Inc.
2950 Ne 84th Lane Blaine, MN 55434

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