An Innovative High Speed Photodetector (BMDO/02-214B)

Period of Performance: 08/26/2002 - 03/26/2003

$69.2K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Applied Quantum Systems, Inc.
1400 North Harbor Blvd., Suite 605
Fullerton, CA 92835
Principal Investigator

Abstract

High-speed photodetectors are required for telecommunications systems, for high-capacity local area networks, and for high precision instrumentation. Applied Quantum Systems proposes to develop high speed and high detectivity photodetectors using our innovative design and fabrication technology. The success of proposed innovation will lead to (1) drastic improvement in photodetector performance such as speed, detectivity, and quantum efficiency, (2) significant reduction in dimension of the devices, and (3) significant cost reduction for making high speed photodetectors. Phase I will seek to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed innovation, while Phase II will continue development effort and optimize the technology with aim at bringing it to commercialization. High-speed photodetectors are required for telecommunications systems, for high-capacity local area networks, and for high precision instrumentation.