Space-Based Near-IR Monolithic Tunable Laser

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-C-1023
Agency Tracking Number: F051-233-0873
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-233
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
15560 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, Suite B4-405, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Matt Kim
 (602) 214-3524
Business Contact
 Matt Kim
Title: President
Phone: (602) 214-3524
Research Institution
QuantTera is developing a near-IR voltage tunable laser for space based laser communications. We have developed a unique device platform that is capable of providing laser emission from 1300 nm to 1600 nm. In particular this proposal is focussed in developing a tunable laser near 1550 nm with a tuning range of 75 nm. This platform will achieve wavelength resolution of 0.1 pm with tuning speeds greater than 100 nm/s with output powers exceeding 4 mW. The materials are radiation hard and have demonstrated long life for space applications. The laser is fully monolithic with present sizes on the order of 15x5x5 mm. This laser is ideal for space applications where size and weight are critical factors. This laser chip will include additional control electronics to make the tunable light output very stable. Additionally this is a fully monolithic module, which should result in enhanced reliability.

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