Monolithic high-power QCL-based photonic integrated circuits for two-dimensional beam steering

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-19-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: N182-109-0290
Amount: $124,937.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N182-109
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-04-19
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
N/A
Abstract
TransWave Photonics, LLC in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, proposes to demonstrate a mid-infrared 2-dimensional beam-steering photonic integrated circuit (PIC) with a passive InGaAs/InP platform where high performance mid infrared quantum cascade laser sources, low-loss InGaAs waveguides, and beam steering photonic elements are monolithically integrated. Low mid-infrared optical loss (<1 dB/cm) of the undoped InGaAs waveguide core and undoped InP cladding layers in the passive waveguides will enable low-loss light propagation and integration of multiple elements to achieve all-electrical beam steering operation. Our proposed beam steering microchip is expected to achieve horizontal beam steering larger than +/-18 degrees and vertical beam steering larger than +/- 25 degrees with a diffraction limited beam delivering more than 1-watt continuous-wave output power. In Phase 1, the proposing team will demonstrate the feasibility of the key innovations in the proposed PIC.

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