The Innovation Development of Avalanche Photodectors for UV Applications

Period of Performance: 07/06/1999 - 07/06/2001

$678K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Emcore Corp.
394 Elizabeth Ave.
Somerset, NJ 08873
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The goal of this program is to develop the materials and devices for the fabrication of high-performance UV AlGaN/GaN photodetectors. The production of low-dislocation-density material during Phase I that suppresses the premature breakdown has allowed for the realistic development of avalanche photodetectors. However even though p-i-n devices with dark current densities of