Large-Area UV-Selective Silicon-Based Avalanche Photodiodes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$97,815.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W909MY-11-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-033-1194
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-033
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Spire Corporation
One Patriots Park, Bedford, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
065137978
Principal Investigator:
Nader Kalkhoran
V.P. R&D, Senior Scientist
(781) 275-6000
nkalkhoran@spirecorp.com
Business Contact:
Mark Little
CEO, Spire Biomedical, Inc.
(781) 275-6000
mlittle@spirecorp.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This Phase I SBIR proposal aims to develop for the first time high efficiency large-area, low-noise UV avalanche photodiodes on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) structures. These devices will benefit from Spire"s patented technology to selectivity detect UV radiation with efficiency levels at greater than 80% while being relatively insensitive to longer visible and near infrared photons. Upon success demonstration of the feasibility of these devices in Phase I, Spire will optimize the design and process parameters and develop devices worthy of government and commercial application.

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