Laser and LED Arrays for Optical Computing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18715
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Astropower
30 Lovett Avenue, Newark, DE, 19711
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael G. Mauk
(302) 366-0400
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
1 New concepts in optical computing and optical interconnects require hardware developments of generic, compact, multi-element LED source array. A two dementional array of individually-addressable Light-emitting Diode optical emitters will be developed. An innovative CVD/LPE heteropitaxy technique will be employed for the monolithic integration of high-speed-surface-emitting AlGaAs/GaAs LEDs on silicon bipolar transistor driver circurity. The Phase I work utilizes a new surface-emitting LES design with projected modulation rates approaching 1 GB/swith opticalpower levels exeeding 0.2 mW. The heteroepitaxy process will be optimized with special consideration given to reducing defect densities associated with thermal stress and lattice-mismatch. The Phase I work will provide a basis for the production of large (up to 1000 x 1000 elements) prototype arrays durring a Phase II program.

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