Photonic Crystal Applications for Laser Diode Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,681.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-05-M-0254
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-010-0141
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
799811646
Principal Investigator:
Paul Crump
Principal Investigator
(360) 713-5161
paul.crump@nlight.net
Business Contact:
Jason Farmer
VP Advanced Technology
(360) 566-4476
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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