IV-II-VI Wide Bandgap Alloys and Superlattices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18143
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Astralux
2386 Vassar Drive, Boulder, CO, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Walker, Phd
(303) 786-1442
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Astralux will develop IV-II-VI compound semiconductors by synthesizing compounds and characterizing their properties as a function of the deposition parameters. The material will be a combination of lattice-matched semiconductors that will be generated as alloys and superlattices. Electronic and optical properties will vary by adjusting the composition. The II-VI compound semiconductor has optical and piezoelectric properties that can enrich use of the technologically more advanced group I material. II-VI semiconductor piezoelectric properties can be used to generate acoustic waves, which permit acousto-optic modulation of light signals. Such modulation can be controlled by integrated circuits in the group IV semiconductor. The new technology for making IV-II-VI semiconductors is capable of automated deposition of epitaxial semiconductors at one-half of the substrate temperature used in more conventional methods.

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