VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASER MODULES FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION AND SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$500,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
1992
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
15610
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Apa Optics Inc.
2950 Ne 84th Lane, Blaine, MN, 55434
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr M Asif Khan
 Principal Investigator
 (612) 784-4995
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASERS ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT AT SEVERAL U.S. LABS WHICH CONSIST OF A GAAS/ALGAAS QUANTUM WELL FABRY-PEROT CAVITY SANDWICHED BETWEEN N AND P DOPED HIGH REFLECTIVITY SEMICONDUCTOR MIRRORS (GAAS/ALGAAS QUARTER WAVE STACKS). OUR PHASE I RESEARCH PROVES THE FEASIBLITY OF UNIQUE APPROACH TO THE ELECTRIC ADDRESSABILITY OF THESE SURFACE EMITTING LASERS. FOR ADDRESSING A (MXN) SEL MATRIX OUR APPROACH REDUCES THE PINOUT NUMBER TO (M+N). WE THEREFORE PROVIDE THE KEY INNOVATION NEEDED FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF SEL MATRICES WITH PIXEL DENSITIES IN EXCESS OF 1000, IN DIVERSE AREAS SUCH AS OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, LASER DISPLAYS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS. A 3X3 MATRIX ADDRESSABLE SEL DEVICE WAS FORMED IN THE PHASE I TO SERVE AS A PROOF OF CONCEPT. IN PHASE II WE WILL FABRICATE AND PACKAGE MUCH LARGER MATRICES (100X100) WITH INTEGRATED PHOTODETECTORS AND TEST MARKET THEM.

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