Quantum Cascade Laser fabrication by Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth Techniques for Mid-Infrared Spectral Range

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0189
Agency Tracking Number: N061-014-1089
Amount: $79,792.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: N06-014
Solitcitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
ARCHCOM TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1335 W. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA, 91702
Duns: 077485527
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dick Chen
 CEO
 (626) 969-0681
 dchen@archcomtech.com
Business Contact
 Norman Kwong
Title: CTO
Phone: (626) 969-0681
Email: nkwong@archcomtech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop CW Quantum Cascade (QC) Lasers based on strain-balanced GaInAs/AlInAs/InP quantum well (QW) system using MOCVD growth techniques. We will design and fabricate lasers operate in the 4.5-4.8 ìm mid-IR wavelength region with high output power (>500 mW) at TE cooler temperature or room temperatures. Also, we will collaborate with Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to develop type-II interband cascade lasers as a second approach to achieve the objectivesBENEFITS: Successful developing high power CW mid-infrared light sources will significantly advance the fields such as chemical sensing, infrared countermeasure (IRCM), IR illumination, IR communications, laser surgery, industrial process control, and IR radar for aircraft and automobiles. Semiconductor mid-infrared light sources have considerable advantages in terms of cost, volume, weight, simplicity of design, reliability, and overall performance.

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