Quantum Dots in Optical Cavities for Sharp and Variable Spectral Response

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0108
Agency Tracking Number: F074-027-0336
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF07-T027
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
One Tara Boulevard, Suite 102, Nashua, NH, 03062
DUNS: 168454770
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mani Sundaram
 CEO & President
 (603) 821-3092
 msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact
 Axel Reisinger
Title: CTO
Phone: (603) 821-3092
Email: 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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