Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Based on Nanostructured Active Material

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0128456
Agency Tracking Number: 0128456
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6457 Howard Street, Niles, IL, 60714
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Noren Pan
 (847) 588-3001
 noren_pan@mindspring.com
Business Contact
 Noren Pan
Title: President
Phone: () -
Email: noren_pan@mindspring.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I Project will further develop a nanostructure technology for use as the active material of a fiber optic laser. Prior research has demonstrated that self-organized III-V semiconductor nanostructures grown on GaAs (gallium arsenide) substrate can operate as the gain region of a 1.3 micron wavelength laser, and that these structures are effective in realizing vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). 1.3 micron VCSELs are a key device for high speed fiber optic links for use in Ethernet and other metro access and metro applications. This project will have access to a high quality epitaxial growth facility with the capability to grow the III-V nanostructures and VCSEL mirrors and to develop a broad range of electronic and optoelectronic device materials.

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