STTR Phase I: Developing Coupled Quantum Dot Multi-Functional Materials for Optoelectronics Integrated Circuits (OEIC)

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0930486
Agency Tracking Number: 0930486
Amount: $147,319.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: MM
Solitcitation Number: NSF 08-608
Small Business Information
Applied Nanofemto Technologies
181 Stedman St. #2, Lowell, MA, 01851
Duns: 607557795
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jarrod Vaillancourt
 MEng
 (978) 430-7128
 jarrod.vaillancourt@appliednanofemto.com
Business Contact
 Jarrod Vaillancourt
Title: MEng
Phone: (978) 430-7128
Email: jarrod.vaillancourt@appliednanofemto.com
Research Institution
 Univ. of Mass. Lowell Research Foundation
 Linda Concino
 600 Suffolk Street
2nd Floor South
Lowell, MA, 1854
 (978) 934-4723
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project is to demonstrate a new Coupled Quantum Dot (CQD) multifunctional material. Electron-tunneling and inter-quantum dot coupling effects will be analyzed. The tunable energy bands of the new CQD material will be simulated. Successfully performing the proposed research will provide an enabling multifunctional CQD material platform that allows the monolithic integratation of lasers, electro-optic (EO) modulators, and photodetectors on a single chip. Such monolithic integration will not only minimize the size and weight of photonic system, but also substantially reduce the optical alignment cost and enhance the system reliability. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

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