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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$749,631.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-05-C-0118
Award Id:
68430
Agency Tracking Number:
A045-012-0025
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1801 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
129503988
Principal Investigator:
Steven Slivken
Technical Director
(847) 491-7208
s_slivken@hotmail.com
Business Contact:
Manijeh Razeghi
President
(847) 491-7208
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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