High Speed Photodetector for Terahertz Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNA04BA57C
Agency Tracking Number: 035398
Amount: $69,380.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A5.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1400 North Harbor Blvd., Suite 605, Fullerton, CA, 92835-4126
DUNS: 09998306
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Larry Yang
 Principal Investigator
 (714) 525-4649
 yang@appliedquantum.com
Business Contact
 Larry Yang
Title: Business Official
Phone: (714) 525-4649
Email: yang@appliedquantum.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The ever increasing volume of the information to be transmitted and processed demands fast communication systems that can fulfill a throughput of 1 Tb/s or even 10 Tb/s. This requires more than 100 times improvement of performance over today?s fiber optic communication systems, and calls for the development of terahertz or femtosecond technologies. Applied Quantum Systems proposes an innovative photodetector for ultrahigh speed or terahertz applications. The success of this program will lead to drastic improvement of device performance in response speed, gain, responsivity and detectivity. Phase I of this program is to demonstrate the proof-of-concept, while Phase II will be built on the success of Phase I and seek the commercialization of the technology.

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