Development of III-Nitride Based 280 nm Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0308
Agency Tracking Number: N111-029-0796
Amount: $79,560.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-029
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
1801 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL, -
DUNS: 129503988
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ryan McClintock
 Technical Director
 (847) 491-7208
Business Contact
 Manijeh Razeghi
Title: President
Phone: (847) 491-7208
Research Institution
Unfortunately, existing AlGaN based ultraviolet laser diodes with wavelengths much shorter than 340 nm suffer from poor performance. This is partially due to the fact that most of the existing research has focused on growth of InGaN lasers on GaN based templates, but a large part is also due to material and processing issues unique to deep UV lasers. New approaches to achieving III-Nitride 280 nm lasers are needed to meets the Navy"s ambitious goals laid out in this program; it is unlikely that traditional approaches to III-Nitrides will be able to achieve the desired laser performance. Instead it is necessary to develop revolutionarily novel approaches to the growth and fabrication of AlInGaN based UV lasers. To this end, we propose a novel hybrid n-ZnO/AlGaN/p-Si 280 nm UV laser. The objective of this Phase I proposal is to investigate novel techniques required to achieve such a hybrid laser. This objective will be complemented by scientific studies to better understand the physical origins existing performance limitations.

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