Induim Arsenide Antimonide Very Long Wavelength Photodiodes for Near Room Temperature Operation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-02ER83547
Agency Tracking Number: 70278S02-I
Amount: $99,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Svt Associates
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Moy
 (952) 934-2100
 moy@svta.com
Business Contact
 Jane Marks
Title: 70278
Phone: (952) 934-2100
Email: marks@svta.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
70278 Commercially available photodetectors for the 8-12 micron wavelength range, needed for the monitoring of chemical weapons, are susceptible to high degrees of noise, have low operating bandwidth, and require cryogenic cooling. This project will develop a low noise, high bandwidth long wavelength infrared photodetector that operates at or near room temperature. It will utilize Indium Arsenide Antimonide, a compound semiconductor alloy with an energy bandgap suitable for long wavelength infrared applications. Phase I will employ a materials growth and optimization study, and the results will then be applied to the fabrication and characterization of a prototype photodetector device. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Without the need for cryogenic cooling, smaller, cheaper, more portable long wavelength IR imaging systems could be engineered. These systems could be utilized for astronomy, agricultural and industrial monitoring, night-vision, and chemical sensing.

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