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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,631.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
W911NF-05-C-0118
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A045-012-0025
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-T012
Small Business Information
MP TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
1801 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
129503988
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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