STTR Phase II: Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Based on Nanostructured Active Material

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0321699
Agency Tracking Number: 0321699
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
6457 Howard Street, Niles, IL, 60714
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Noren Pan
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
 University of Texas at Austin
 P. O. Box 7726
Austin, TX, 78713
 Nonprofit college or university
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) that operates at 1.3 micron wavelength based on incorporating a quantum dot active region of GaAs-based InAs and GaAsSb. It is based on recent research developments within the university laboratory in developing novel 1.3 micron laser and VCSEL sources, and the commercial epitaxial growth capability of the company. In the project the tasks involved include growing GaAsSb quantum dots and quantum well structures, fabricating VCSELs using the InGaAs and GaAsSb based quantum dot and GaAsSb quantum well active regions, and development, demonstration and evaluation of manufacturable, high Q cavity suitable for commercial 1.3 micron VCSELs. Commercially the project will lead to important new products for an emerging fiber optic market. The low cost 1.3 micron wavelength VCSEL is viewed by industry analysts as a key enabling device for high volume production of fiber optic transceivers for the metro and metro access markets.

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