Eyesafe Lidar for Stand-Off Bioaerosol Detection and Plume Tracking

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: 99SB20120
Agency Tracking Number: 99SB20120
Amount: $98,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, CO, 80026
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Craig
 (303) 604-2000
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Research Institution
Not Available The development of a high performance laser with low relative intensity noise (RIN) for RF photonics application is proposed. The laser has a modulation doped multi-quantum well active region and is fabricated on a p-type substrate. The former is needed for low RIN because the modulation doped multi-quantum well design increases the resonance frequency, and the latter is needed for low inter-modulation distortion because p-substrate based buried heterostructure lasers reduce leakage currents and hence improve linearity. Measurements and analysis of integrated electroabsorption modulated lasers for RF photonics application will also be carried out. A modulated doped multi-quantum well laser will be fabricated and characterized in Phase I with design optimization planned for Phase II. The best design identified at the end of Phase I will be optimized, fabricated, measured and packed for prototype delivery in Phase II.

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