Packaging High Power Photodetectors for 100 MHz to 100 GHz RF Photonic Applications

Period of Performance: 08/22/2013 - 05/24/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Ultra Communications, Inc.
990 Park Center Drive, Suite H Array
Vista, CA 92081
Principal Investigator


ABSTRACT: This program creates an innovative approach to packaging high-power, high-frequency photo-detectors for use in RF photonics applications. We target 5-10 Watts of power at 100 GHz operation in a traveling wave configuration. The approach matches the electrical mode profile at the detector interface to the coax mode profile. BENEFIT: This program will create components that significantly outperforming electronic counterparts and at rendering photonic technologies overwhelmingly practical for application in antenna systems.