The Innovation Development of Avalanche Photodectors for UV Applications

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


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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


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