Two-Dimensional Surface Emitting Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) Quantum Cascade Laser Arrays for High-Power Applications

Two-Dimensional Surface Emitting Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) Quantum Cascade Laser Arrays for High-Power Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-18-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: N181-016-1133
Amount: $124,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2018
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-016
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Small Business Information
500 West Cummings Park, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 080457660
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robin Huang
 (978) 224-5488
 robinhuang@forwardphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Robin Huang
Phone: (978) 224-5488
Email: robinhuang@forwardphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Significant progress has been made in recent years in improving the efficiency and output powers of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). With the inherent low efficiency of QCL devices, there is a limit to the amount of extra power that can be coaxed out of a device before the amount of waste heat generated overwhelms the available cooling. In order to increase the power output of these devices, and simultaneously reduce the thermal management needs, innovative pathways such as development of broad area vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) could be beneficial. Here, Forward Photonics in combination with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) propose to use a novel technique for controlling the output mode of a QCL to produce a broad area single spatial mode laser with high output power and efficiency.

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