Affordable Large-Format Mid-Infrared (IR) Imagers Using Large Metamorphic InSb-on-GaAs Wafers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8718-06-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-212-3467
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-212
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
QMAGIQ, LLC
One Tara Boulevard, Suite 102, Nashua, NH, 03062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator:
Mani Sundaram
CEO & President
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact:
Axel Reisinger
CTO
(603) 821-3092
areisinger@qmagiq.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose epitaxial InSb grown on large metamorphic GaAs substrates as a platform to enable large affordable mid-infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs). In Phase 1, we will design and grow a number of metamorphic buffers to accommodate the lattice mismatch between InSb and GaAs. Their quality will be evaluated in actual focal plane arrays that we will fabricate and test. Phase 1 will experimentally test the feasibility of this approach. If successful, Phase 2 will quantify manufacturability and yield issues of InSb FPAs on 6-inch GaAs substrates.

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