MWIR lasers using Type II quantum well active regions on InP substrates

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-11-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: F10B-T20-0278
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF10-BT20
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
2555 Route 130 South, Suite 1, Cranbury, NJ, -
DUNS: 170161595
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Igor Kudryashov
 Principal Scientist
 (609) 495-2600
 ikudryashov@princetonlightwave.com
Business Contact
 Mark Itzler
Title: CTO
Phone: (609) 495-2551
Email: mitzler@princetonlightwave.com
Research Institution
 University of Virginia
 Archie Holmes
 351 McCormick Road
PO Box 400743
Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4743
 (434) 924-7770
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop modeling and initial concept feasibility demonstration for MWIR lasers that span the 2.4-4 um wavelength span. The laser active region design is based on a novel quantum well design that is grown on InP substrates. The laser will leverage our team's recent advances and demonstrations in quantum well design be use Princeton Lightwave's laser fabrication platform. During Phase I we will perform detailed electro-optic and quantum phenomena modeling with experimental feasibility demonstration of the concept. BENEFIT: There is a need for solid state lasers that can cover the 2.4-4 um spectral range for applications such as free space optical communications (deep-space Earth based communications), molecular spectroscopy (laser induced breakdown spectroscopy), and infra-red countermeasures for military and commercial air-platform protection.

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