FEASIBILITY OF LOW-COST FABRICATION APPROACHES FOR SUPERIOR ALGAAS LASER ARRAYS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$55,119.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1987
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
6483
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corp
Patriots Pk, Bedford, MA, 01730
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR MARK B SPITZER
 (617) 275-6000
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES A THREE-PHASE PROGRAM FOR THE REDUCTION OF THE COST OF ALGAAS DIODE LASER ARRAYS. THE INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES TO BE PURSUED INCLUDE IMPROVED WAFER PROCESSING TO REDUCE THE COST OF THE LASER DEVICES, AND FABRICATION OF A NOVEL HEADER, TO REDUCE THE ASSEMBLY COST OF THE TWO-DIMENSIONAL ARRAYS. THIS HEADER IS ALSO EXPECTED TO IMPROVE THE POWER OUTPUT OF THE LASER ARRAY. THE PROPOSAL HEADER IS BASED ON THE USE OF ANISOTROPICALLY-ETCHED SILICON TO PRECISELY LOCATE THE ONE-DIMENSIONAL LASER ARRAYS IN A TWODIMENSIONAL CONFIGURATION. AN INTERCONNECT TECHNIQUE IS PROPOSED THAT COMPRISES USE OF AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO SOLDERING. IN PHASE I, THE FEASIBILITY OF THE PROPOSED CONCEPTS WILL BE TESTED. IN PHASE II, IN-DEPTH RESEARCH INTENDED TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS IN ARRAY FABRICATION WILL BE CARRIED OUT, AND PROTOTYPES WILL BE FABRICATED. PHASE III WILL INVESTIGATE COMMERCIALIZATION OF THE TECHNIQUES.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government