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Application of Machine Learning to Quantum Cascade Laser Design

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-20-C-0084
Agency Tracking Number: N20A-T003-0110
Amount: $239,804.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N20A-T003
Solicitation Number: A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-06-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-11-14
Small Business Information
200 N. Prospect Ave.
Madison, WI 53726-4027
United States
DUNS: 829814925
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Luke Mawst
 (608) 263-1705
Business Contact
 Robert Marsland
Phone: (608) 216-6920
Research Institution
 University of Wisconsin
 Vasanthi Pillai
21 North Park St Ste 6401
Madison, WI 53715-1218
United States

 (608) 890-0199
 Nonprofit College or University

We propose to develop fully automated QCL design tools based on neural network machine learning (ML) codes. The current QCL design process requires human intervention at multiple points in the process. The primary goal of the Phase-I STTR program is to eliminate the need for human intervention, which will greatly accelerate the design process, and allow for the generation of a large ML training set. In addition, we will utilize these codes to further develop high-performance QCL designs. Successful completion of the program will enable breakthroughs in the production of powerful (multi-Watt range), single-mode MWIR sources for applications ranging from remote sensing to free-space communications.

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