High-Speed Cryogenic Optical Connector for Focal Plane Array Read-out

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-19-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7465
Amount: $499,950.03
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-022
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-06
Small Business Information
4304 Scorpius St., Orlando, FL, 32816
DUNS: 786242094
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dennis Deppe
 (407) 929-1062
Business Contact
 Dennis Deppe
Phone: (407) 929-1062
Email: ddeppe@sdphotonics.com
Research Institution
This proposal is to develop and implement a cryogenic optical data link into an infrared camera that includes a focal plane array. The cryogenic optical data link uses a specially designed laser that can achieve very low bit energy and very low optical loss in cryogenic environments. The laser is a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) that is designed to reach high reliability and high efficiency when optimized for 77 K operation. The optical data link will be integrated into a focal plane array test camera system for test and evaluation of the data link.

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