Extended Wavelength InP Based Avalanche Diodes for MWIR Response

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CI19P
Agency Tracking Number: 100176
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: T5.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Princeton Lightwave, Inc.
NJ, Cranbury, NJ, 08512-3509
DUNS: 170161595
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bora M. Onat
 Principal Investigator
 (609) 495-2546
 bmonat@princetonlightwave.com
Business Contact
 Bora Onat
Title: Technical Program Manager
Phone: (609) 495-2546
Email: bmonat@princetonlightwave.com
Research Institution
 University of Virginia
 Archie Holmes
 PO Box 400195
Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4195
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 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
For this NASA STTR program, we propose to develop a novel superlattice-based near infrared to midwave infrared avalanche photodetector (APD) grown on InP substrates for single photon counting applications at high operating temperatures on the order of 200K accessible using thermoelectric coolers. This enables a detector with broad spectral response spanning 0.9 to 4 & #956;m wavelength with reduced cooling requirements, offering a reliable detector technology with small size weight and power requirements that is ideal for future planetary missions. The detector is based on Princeton Lightwave's industry-leading planar-geometry single photon counting APD detector platform designed for 1.55 & #956;m wavelengths, with incorporation of a novel absorber region.

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