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Sandia's photonic program and its changing national role
Author(s): Richard Franklin Carson; W. Jeffrey Meyer
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Paper Abstract

Photonics activities at Sandia National Laboratories are founded on an extensive materials research program. In 1988, the Compound Semiconductor Research Laboratory was established at Sandia to bring together device and materials research and development, in support of Sandia's role in weapons technologies. Recently, industrial competitiveness has been added as a major mission for the national laboratories. As a result, present photonics programs are not only directed towards internal applications-driven projects, but are increasingly tied to the Department of Energy's Technology Transfer Initiatives, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, and participation in partnerships and consortia. This evolution yields a full range of photonics programs, ranging from materials synthesis and device fabrication to packaging, test, and subsystem development. This paper presents an overview of Sandia's photonics-program directions, using three applications as examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2153, Optoelectronic Interconnects II, (2 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174506
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Franklin Carson, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
W. Jeffrey Meyer, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2153:
Optoelectronic Interconnects II
Ray T. Chen; John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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