Optimized InGaAsSb/GaAs photodiode for high speed detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$64,519.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG60-01-P-0070
Award Id:
53051
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0556
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
876868647
Principal Investigator:
Peter Chow
President
(952) 934-2100
chow@svta.com
Business Contact:
Jane Marks
Office Manager
(952) 934-2100
marks@svta.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes a new detector material for single mode optical fiber communication over the information highway. High performance detectors are an enabling technology for the moderate to long distanceoptical transmissions at 1300 and 1550 nm wavelengths. However, due to material related problems, detector devices are not yet practical for such optical network applications. Solving these problems would satisfy the ever-increasing bandwidth andcomputing-power demands. A new semiconductor of nitrogen-incorporated quaternary III-V semiconductor, InGaAsSbN, can lead to efficient optical detection at the 1300 nm wavelength. Thin film InGaAsSbN will be studied using molecular beam epitaxytechnique, where the presence of antimony would result in significant material improvement. Thin film layers Multiple quantum well structures will then be grown on GaAs substrate to demonstrate superior optical characteristics of the material system.Detectors will then be fabricated for performance characterization.High performance detectors would be an important component of systems used in data transmission over optical network, and other optical products such as compact disk read heads, copierprint heads, optical scanners, and displays

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