High Speed VCSEL for 1300 nm Optical Network

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F49620-02-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: 01-0038T
Amount: $64,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: 876868647
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Moy
 Senior Research Engineer
 (952) 934-2100
Business Contact
 Jane Marks
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (952) 934-2100
Email: marks@svta.com
Research Institution
 Fan Ren
 227 Chemical Engineering Build, P.O. Box 116400
Gainesville, FL, 32611
 (352) 392-4727
 Nonprofit college or university
Fiber optical transmission is increasingly applied to computer network, secure telecommunication systems, military aircraft, and even in missile guidance systems. 1300 nm vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) are becoming a prefered technologyfor transceivers in short- and medium-haul, enterprise and metro data network. There is significant interest in using diluted nitride GaInNAs as active medium at this wavelength due to its high T0 and lattice-matched reflector stacks. We propose a newdesign, the index guided, implanted struture (I^2-VCSEL) that could lead to far superior performance than the conventional design. Of its advantages particularly notable is the reduced p-layer absorption which is a significant issue in these longerwavelength regions. In Phase I the proposed device structure will be fabricated and evaluated, to demonstrate its potential advantages. Process will be furhter optimized in Phase II leading to demonstration of high speed single mode fibertransmission.Optical fiber data transmission, optical scanners, environmental sensing, optical computing

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