Photonic Crystal Applications for Laser Diode Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0254
Agency Tracking Number: N054-010-0141
Amount: $99,681.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T010
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NLIGHT PHOTONICS
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E, Vancouver, WA, 98665
DUNS: 799811646
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Crump
 Principal Investigator
 (360) 713-5161
 paul.crump@nlight.net
Business Contact
 Jason Farmer
Title: VP Advanced Technology
Phone: (360) 566-4476
Email: jason.farmer@nlight.net
Research Institution
 CALTECH
 Jennifer Su
 Applied Physics, 223 Steele, M/C 128-95
Pasadena, CA, 91125
 (626) 395-3086
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to derive a practical, manufacturable route to a high performance two-dimensional photonic crystal broad area high power diode laser, through collaboration between a leading research institution (Caltech) and a leading manufacturer of high power diode lasers (nLight). Initial work would be performed on InP based high power broad area devices, but would be transferable to other wavelengths once proven. Design studies for a high performance 2-D photonic crystal laser will be performed. Initial assessment of prototype lasers will be performed using early Caltech designs on nLight epitaxial growth. The process and tool capability required to deliver high performance photonic crystal lasers in high volumes will be determined, in preparation for phase II. The phase I option would assess initial yield and performance by bonding, testing and assessing multiple 1-cm bars.

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