Optimization of Strain Balanced Heterostructures for High Power 4-5 Micron Quantum Cascade Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0118
Agency Tracking Number: A045-012-0025
Amount: $749,631.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-T012
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1801 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
DUNS: 129503988
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Slivken
 Technical Director
 (847) 491-7208
 s_slivken@hotmail.com
Business Contact
 Manijeh Razeghi
Title: President
Phone: (847) 491-7208
Email: razeghi@ece.northwestern.edu
Research Institution
 NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
 Charlotte A Trink
 633 Clark St., Room 2-502
Evanston, IL, 60208
 (847) 491-1967
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The mid-infrared (3-5 micron) spectral region is filled with possibilities for laser applications, but most lasers in this wavelength are bulky and/or require cryogenic cooling. The quantum cascade laser is a compact, diode-based laser technology that has the potential for high power operation at room temperature. In this proposal, we outline a plan for development of short wavelength (lambda < 5 microns) quantum cascade lasers for both high average power (1 W) and single-mode, continuous-wave operation at room temperature.

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