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Advanced Long Wavelength Infrared Detectors using InAs/GaInSb Strained Layer Sup

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51857
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA1846
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC.
242 Kingfisher Dr. Sugar Land, TX 77478
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Advanced Long Wavelength Infrared Detectors using InAs/GaInSb Strained Layer Sup
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,979.00
 

Abstract:

Infrared photodetectors operating in the wavelength range of 3-20 mm and beyond are of great importance to a wide variety of ongoing and future NASA missions, as well as many commercial and military applications in infrared (IR) imaging and sensing. Hence, there is a constant pursuit of advances in detector technologies and enabling technologies related to increasing detector performance. In recent years, the InAs/GaInSb strained layer superlattice (SLS) has emerged as a viable alternative infrared material that holds promise of overcoming fundamental and practical limitations of current high-performance infrared detectors, particularly with respect to enhanced sensitivity at higher temperature and longer wavelength operation. The focus of this project is to address critical development issues that will initiate the advancement of this novel IR material from mere proof-of-principle demonstration to proof of producibility in a manufacturing environment dedicated to the production of single-element, linear and focal plane array infrared products. Finally, the realization of a high-performance, single-color photovoltaic IR technology based InAs/GaInSb would serve as a pivotal milestone for extending the advantages of this material system to more advanced capabilities such as monolithic multicolor detectors as well as very large-area FPA formats.

Principal Investigator:

Alex Anselm
Research Scientist
7137433615
anselm@ao-inc.com

Business Contact:

Jeff Johnson
Vice President
2812422588
chlin@ao-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
242 Kingfisher Drive Sugar Land, TX 77478

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