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Optoelectronics & Photonics

Optoelectronics & Photonics

Sandia provides the creation, development and prototyping of primarily compound semiconductor-based components addressing high-performance, harsh-environment communication, sensing, and control applications.

We provide photonic microsystem solutions and develop, mature, and apply photonic technology to provide highly differentiated National Security solutions for PMU and external customers.

Technical program area activities include surface-normal and guided-wave optoelectronics, optical and microwave microelectromechanical devices and systems, compound semiconductor epitaxy, and Rad-Hard and high-power density microelectronics.

Examples of device and circuit technologies we have researched, developed and delivered include a wide variety of specialty semiconductor lasers; integrated VCSEL-RCPD circuits (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, resonant-cavity photodiodes); photonic integrated circuits (GaAs, InP); optical amplifiers, modulators, photodetectors, and switches; planar lightwave circuits (SiON materials set) such as various optical guided-wave filters and switches; optical data links; micromirror arrays and subsystems for switch matrices and adaptive optics; radio-frequency switches and networks that include phase shifters and tunable filters; power amplifiers; low-noise amplifiers; rad-hard heterojunction bipolar transistors; and high-electron mobility transistors.

GaAs, InP Photonic Integrated Circuits

For additional information or questions, please email us at Optoelectronics


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