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SLS Photodiodes Grown by MOCVD

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
96971
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-013-0473
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-013
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SLS Photodiodes Grown by MOCVD
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7357
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to experimentally investigate MOCVD (Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition) as a technique for growing high-quality Type-II InAs/(In)GaSb SLS (Strained Layer Superlattice) photodiode epi material. In collaboration with the University of Maryland, our goal is to grow, process, and measure longwave infrared detector material and devices and compare them to identical MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxy) -grown material and devices. MOCVD''s advantages include faster growth rates, fewer defects, and superior optical device epi (resulting from fewer deep traps and non-radiative recombination centers). If these advantages hold true for SLS epi, minority carrier lifetime, diffusion length, quantum efficiency, and array pixel operability can be significantly improved. In Phase I, we will check the promise of MOCVD. If feasible, Phase II will optimize growth and fabricate FPAs (focal plane arrays).

Principal Investigator:

Mani Sundaram
President
6038213092
msundaram@qmagiq.com

Business Contact:

Axel Reisinger
CTO
6038213092
areisinger@qmagiq.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH 03063

EIN/Tax ID: 721569915
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No