NASA SBIR 01-1 Solicitation

FORM 9B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: E2.07-8307 (For NASA Use Only - Chron: 013692 )
PROPOSAL TITLE:
High Performance VCSEL for 1550 nm Optical Network

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
Fiber optical transmission is increasingly applied to computer network, secure telecommunication systems, military aircraft, and even in missile guidance systems. 1550 nm vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) are becoming a preferred technology for transceivers in long-haul, and even enterprise and metro data network. There is significant interest in using diluted nitride InNAsP as active medium at this wavelength due to it high T0 and lattice-matched reflector stacks. We propose a new design, the index guided, implanted structure (I^2-VCSEL) that could lead to far superior performance than the conventional design. Of its advantages particularly notable is the reduced p-layer adsorption which is a signifcant issue in these longer wavelength regions. In Phase I the proposed device structure will be fabricated and evaluated, to demonstrate its potential advantages. Process will be further optimized in Phase II leading to demonstration of high speed single mode fiber transmission.

POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
Optical fiber data transmission, optical scanners, environmental sensing, optical computing

NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Name, Organization Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)
Andrew Wowchak
SVT Associates
7620 Executive Drive
Eden Prairie , MN   55344 - 3677

NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)
SVT Associates
7620 Executive Drive
Eden Prairie , MN   55344 - 3677


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