High Current Photodetector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0148
Agency Tracking Number: 05ST1-0073
Amount: $747,810.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: ST051-007
Solicitation Number: N/A
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
 David Scott
 Vice President of RF Engi
 (626) 969-0681
 dscott@archcomtech.com
Business Contact
 Dorothy Cheer
Title: Accounting Manager
Phone: (626) 969-0681
Email: dcheer@archcomtech.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
 Professor Yu
 9500 Gilman Drive
MC 0407
La Jolla, CA, 92093
 (858) 534-6180
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
For many communication, applications the demand for more bandwidth is a never ending problem. Military system applications often can exceed commercial demands by an order of magnitude or more as SIGINT and IMINT data collection and transmission are keys to our National Security. Optical delivery of RF signals is an increasingly important topic for applications including RF antenna remoting, signal routing, CATV, wireless repeaters and tunnels, in-building coverage, and surveillance and reconnaissance. Communication systems using optical signals are a common approach for both military and commercial applications and advancements made for one application form the foundation for advancements in another application. In this phase II program, Archcom will develop fiber pigtailed photodiode modules with responsivities of 0.7A/W, bandwidths of 20GHz, photocurrent handling capabilities of 50mA, and output IP3s of 30dBm to target these applications. Archcom will also investigate advanced WGPD structures to increase the photocurrent handling capability to 100mA and the output IP3 to 60dBm.

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