Quantum Dots in Optical Cavities for Sharp and Variable Spectral Response

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-07-C-0108
Award Id:
83368
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-027-0336
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
One Tara Boulevard, Suite 102, Nashua, NH, 03062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
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:
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV.
Elias Towe
Electrical & Computer Engg.
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213-3890
(412) 268-8091
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We propose to embed quantum dots in resonant optical cavities to sharpen their spectral respone and provide a mechanism to spatially vary it across an infrared detector array. This project will combine the self-assembled-quantum-dot epitaxy expertise of Professor Towe's group at Carnegie Mellon University with the infrared focal plane array design, fabrication, and test expertise of QmagiQ. Phase 1 will model device performance and experimentally validate the device concept with test devices. In Phase 2, we will develop a "spectrometer on a chip" consisting of a detector array hybridized to a readout multiplexer, and having a laterally varying sharp spectral response.

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