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
Amount:
$79,792.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-06-C-0189
Award Id:
77136
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-014-1089
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1335 W. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA, 91702
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
077485527
Principal Investigator:
Dick Chen
CEO
(626) 969-0681
dchen@archcomtech.com
Business Contact:
Norman Kwong
CTO
(626) 969-0681
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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