Predictive Modeling for Intersubband Quantum Devices Grown by MBE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0055
Agency Tracking Number: F054-003-0040
Amount: $99,924.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-T003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1250 E. Collins Blvd., Richardson, TX, 75081
DUNS: 059803945
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Pinsukanjana
 VP of Tech./Business Development
 (972) 234-0068
Business Contact
 Yung-Chung Kao
Title: President
Phone: (972) 234-0068
Research Institution
 William R Frensley
 Electrical Engineering Dept., PO Box 830688, EC-33
Richardson, TX, 75083
 (972) 883-2412
 Nonprofit college or university
This Phase I STTR effort will demonstrate intersubband quantum device modeling capability using UT-Dallas BandProf software package and optical coupling efficiency modeling using SMU optical cavity software packages. The software model will predict fabricated device characteristics based on data inputs from real-time in-situ growth monitoring and post-growth epi materials characterization. The Quantum device modeling will be applied to epi materials grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), such as QWIP's for mid wavelength IR (MWIR) and long wavelength IR (LWIR). For this Phase I, quantum device modeling based on Thomas-Fermi approach will be utilized to calculate the intersubband QWIP (Quantum Well Infrared Photodector) action from ground state to quasi-bound state. Cross correlation between model and device parameters will be performed for GaAs/AlGaAs LWIR and InGaAs/GaAs/AlGaAs MWIR QWIP's as proof of concept.

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