Develop and Demonstrate High Performance Infrared Focal Plane Arrays with Advanced Quantum Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$148,825.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7859
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-019-0250
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-019
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
136 Wilshire Rd, Rochester, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
831881201
Principal Investigator:
Shimon Maimon
President
(585) 355-5556
shimon@optics.rochester.edu
Business Contact:
Joseph Wodenscheck
CEO
(585) 474-4124
jwodenscheck@gmail.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
nBn Technologies will research the ability to make a new III-V compound alloy using InAsBi for long wave IR applications. The objective of the proposed research is to find a procedure for growing materials using Bismuth and characterize them by morphology, photoluminescence, x-ray diffraction, hall, etc. For applications needing cutoff wavelengths of 5 um, 10um, 12 um and even up to 20um, a different and new material is needed, especially for use in the nBn concept [1]. It will be very desirable to grow the absorbent n material for nBn structures as an alloy that lattice matches the substrate for defect reduction, easier manufacturing, and higher yields. This alloy of course can be used in pn junction structures, too. It is desired to use the III-V material system, rather than II-VI. The absorber alloy needs to be made from InAsX material if we would like to use nBn devices. In such cases, we can use the barrier (already used for MWIR nBn) for blocking majority carriers, transferring minority carriers, and at the same time used as passivation.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government