2-Dimensional Phase Controlled Coherent VCSEL Arrays for Military Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0308
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-024-0476
Amount: $79,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T024
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B, Ventura, CA, -
DUNS: 145925520
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chad Wang
 Research Scientist
 (805) 642-4645
 cswang@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact
 John Baumann
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (805) 642-4645
Email: baumann@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institution
 University of Illinois
 Professor K D. Choquette
 3108 Micro and Nanotechnology
208 N. Wright Street,
Urbana, IL, 61801-
 (217) 265-0563
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Aerius Photonics and the University of Illinois propose to develop a large two-dimensional coherently coupled Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) array that will enable phase controlled operation, providing a building block for electronic steering of optical beam outputs with no mechanical parts. In Phase I, the program team will design the array including epitaxial layers, VCSEL array structure and assembly/hybridization approach. In addition, Phase I tasks will include the fabrication and test of a small prototype for risk reduction purposes. Also in Phase I, the program team will define the commercialization plan to guide action in Phase II and Phase III of the program. In Phase II, the team will develop and build a larger array to demonstrate the beam steering capability at higher output power in a deployable configuration. The resulting products will be integrated into systems that benefit the mission of DoD in a range of areas and that will be transitioned into manufacturing in Phase III.

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