Monolithic photonic platform for high-power InGaAs/AlInAs quantum cascade laser beam combining and steering

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-18-C-0089
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7221
Amount: $500,520.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17A-T006
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-28
Small Business Information
9801 Stonelake Blvd 916, Austin, TX, 78759
DUNS: 080477753
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Seungyong Jung
 (631) 682-3260
 sjung@transwavephotonics.com
Business Contact
 Seungyong Jung
Phone: (631) 682-3260
Email: sjung@transwavephotonics.com
Research Institution
 University of Texas Austin
 Sofia Zanabria
 101 E. 27th Street, Suite 5.300
Austin, TX, 78712
 (512) 471-4241
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
TransWave Photonics, LLC proposes to develop mid-wave infrared photonic integrated circuits based on monolithic integration of passive low-loss waveguides, thermo-optically tunable photonic elements, and quantum cascade gain sections within the same InGaAs/AlInAs/InP platform. The proposed approach will enable power combining and 2-dimensinoal beam steering of the outputs from multiple high-power buried heterostructure quantum cascade lasers on the same InP chip. In Phase 2 we will demonstrate a prototype full monolithic mid-IR beam-steering microchip system based on the proposed QCL PICs operating near ~4.6 m. The microchip system will produce >10 W average power steerable over a wide range of angles, 90 along lateral direction and 10 along longitudinal direction, at scan rates over 1 kHz.

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