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Tunable Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers for 1550 nm

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 35657
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
25 B Street
Burlington, MA 01803
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Parviz Tayebati
 (617) 273-2005
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Research Institution

Development of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers for 1550nm communication applications has been hindered by the lack of high quality Bragg mirrors. Efforts for growing high quality InGaAsP/InP, SbGaAsAI/InGaAsP as well as wafer-bonding with GaAs/AIOx mirrors are on-going but significant breakthroughs in material quality and yield are needed before devices are produced. In addressing this challenge proposes a novel method for fabricating for 1550 involving post deposition of broad band, low loss mirrors using Ion-Beam Sputtering and flip-chip bonding process. Furthermore our Hybrid approach allows development of integrated microelectromechanical structures to allow 100 tuning of the lasing . In Phase I we will demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating fixed with optical pumping as well as the structures needed for tuning. In Phase we will develop fully functional tunable at 1550.

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