Dualband Polarization Sensitive Quantum Dot Detectors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0137
Agency Tracking Number: F074-027-0028
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF07-T027
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
236 Saint Martins Dr SE, Mableton, GA, 30126
DUNS: 118500516
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 S Matsik
 Research Associate
 (404) 651-2847
Business Contact
 Unil Perera
Title: President
Phone: (770) 948-1505
Email: uperera@comcast.net
Research Institution
 Albertha Barret
 University Plaza
Atlanta, GA, 30303
 (404) 651-4350
 Nonprofit college or university
The proposed innovation will prove the feasibility of developing a spectral tunable and polarization sensitive quantum dot (QD) based detector in the 2-14 micron range. The aim is to satisfy the U.S. Air Force (USAF) requirements for passive spectral and polarization sensing in the infrared range without external filtering components and polarizers. The approach for achieving this challenge is to use a spectrally tunable QD detector structure integrated with a surface plasmon/grid polarizer based light coupling layer. The basic detector structure will consist of QD layer (InAs/GaAs), and double barrier layer (undoped GaAs) for tunneling, and a layer(undoped GaAs) with a metal grid for polarization. The proposed detector will allow the development of new polarization sensitive systems which will not require external polarizers or wavelength selection. This will reduce the weight requirements in sensor systems making them more widely applicable. By using adjcent pixels with perpendicular gratings the polarization components can be measured.

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