SiC Avalanche Photodiodes and Arrays

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CB82P
Agency Tracking Number: 074989
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aymont Technology, Inc.
27 Kent Street, Suite 105A, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020-1543
DUNS: 625950055
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Larry Rowland
 Principal Investigator
 (518) 810-3294
 rowland@aymont.com
Business Contact
 Larry Rowland
Title: Business Official
Phone: (518) 810-3294
Email: rowland@aymont.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Aymont Technology, Inc. (Aymont) will demonstrate the feasibility of SiC p-i-n avalanche photodiodes (APD) arrays. Aymont will demonstrate 4 x 4 arrays of 2 mm2 APDs for visible-blind high-sensitivity UV detection. These arrays will exhibit high gain (10^6), high quantum efficiency (peak < 50%), and high speed (). They will demonstrate scalability, allowing for larger arrays (20 x 20) in Phase 2. They will give nearly 2x the quantum efficiency of other solid state solutions such as Si at UV wavelengths.

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