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Conference Presentations and Proceedings

Following is a list of recent presentations MDL scientists and technologists have been involved in during 2009:

Conference Publications

  1. J. E. Krist, K. Balasubramanian, C. A. Beichman, P. M. Echternach, J. J. Green, K. M. Liewer, R. E. Muller, E. Serabyn, S. B. Shaklan, J. T. Trauger, D. W. Wilson, 
S. D. Horner, Y. Mao, S. F. Somerstein, G. Vasudevan, D. M. Kelly, and M. J. Rieke, “The JWST/NIRCam Coronagraph: Mask Design and Fabrication,” in Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV, San Diego, CA, USA, 2009, p. 74400W-10.
  2. A. Soibel, M. Wright, W. Farr, S. Keo, C. Hill, R. Q. Yang, and H. C. Liu, “Mid-infrared Interband Cascade Lasers for Free-Space Laser Communication Source,” Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 7199, pp. 71990E-8, 2009.
  3. J. Z. Wilcox , V. White, and K. Shcheglov, “Feasibility of a Spectral Imager in the Soft X-ray Region,” SPIE Proceedings, Europe Optics and Electronics, 2009.
  4. L. D. Bell, N. Tripathi, J. Grandusky, V. Jindal, and F. Shahedipour-Sandvik, “A III-Nitride Layered Barrier Structure for Hyperspectral Imaging Applications,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1167, 61 (2009).
  5. M. E. Hoenk, T. J. Jones, M. R. Dickie, F. Greer, T. J. Cunningham, E. Blazejewski, and S. Nikzad, “Delta-Doped Back-Illuminated CMOS Imaging Arrays: Progress and Prospects,” SPIE Proceedings, 7419B-34, 2009.
  6. I. Mehdi, J. Ward, A. Maestrini, Go. Chattopadhyay, E. Schlecht, B.Thomas, R. Lin, C. Lee, and J. Gill, “Broadband Sources in the 1–3 THz Range,” Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Busan, Korea, Sept. 2009.
  7. C. Lee, J. Ward, R. Lin, E. Schlecht, G. Chattopadhyay, J. Gill, B. Thomas, A. Maestrini, I. Mehdi and P. Siegel, “A Wafer-Level Diamond Bonding Process to Improve Power Handling Capability of Submillimeter-Wave Schottky Diode Multipliers,” accepted for IEEE-IMS2009 Symposium, Boston, June 2009.
  8. R. J. Dengler, K. B. Cooper, N. Llombart, G. Chattopadhyay, T. Bryllert, I. Mehdi, and P. Siegel, “Toward Real-Time Penetrating Imaging Radar at 670 GHz,” accepted for IEEE-IMS2009 Symposium, Boston, June 2009.
  9. B. S. Karasik, P. K. Day, J. H. Kawamura, B. Bumble, and H. G. LeDuc, “Multiplexing of Hot-Electron Nanobolometers Using Microwave SQUIDs,” Proc. of the 13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors (LTD-13), Stanford University/SLAC, Palo Alto, CA, July 19-24, 2009 (to be published in AIP Conference Proceedings).
  10. C. J. Hill, A. Soibel, S.A. Keo, J. M. Mumolo, D. Z. Ting, S. D. Gunapala, D. R. Rhiger, R. E. Kvaas, and S. F. Harris, “Demonstration of Mid- and Long-Wavelength Infrared Antimonide-Based Focal Plane Arrays,” Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, edited by Bjørn F. Andresen, Gabor F. Fulop, Paul R. Norton, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 7298, p. 729804 (9 pages), 2009.
  11. D. Z.-Y. Ting, S. V. Bandara, C. J. Hill, S. D. Gunapala, Y.-C. Chang, H. C. Liu, C. Y. Song, A. Soibel, J. Mumolo, J. Nguyen, J. K. Liu, S. A. Keo, Sir B. Rafol, and 
E. R. Blazejewski, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, edited by Bjørn F. Andresen, Gabor F. Fulop, Paul R. Norton, “Novel Quantum Well, Quantum Dot, and Superlattice Heterostructure Based Infrared Detectors,” Proc. of SPIE, vol. 7298, p. 729805 (15 pages), 2009.
  12. A. Soibel, S. D. Gunapala, S. V. Bandara, J. K. Liu, J. M. Mumolo, D. Z. Ting, C. J. Hill, and J. Nguyen, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, edited by 
Bjørn F. Andresen, Gabor F. Fulop, Paul R. Norton, “Large Format Multicolor QWIP Focal Plane Arrays,” Proc. of SPIE, vol. 7298, p. 729806 (8 pages), 2009.
  13. S. D. Gunapala, D. Z. Ting, C. J. Hill, A. Soibel, John Liu, J. K. Liu, J. M. Mumolo, S. A. Keo, J. Nguyen, S. V. Bandara, and M. Z. Tidrow, “III-V Infrared Research 
at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,” Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments III, Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editors, Proc. of SPIE, vol. 7467, p. 74670R (12 pages), 2009.
  14. D. Z. Ting, C. J. Hill, A. Soibel, J. Nguyen, S. A. Keo, J. M. Mumolo, M. C. Lee, B. Yang, and S. D. Gunapala, “Antimonide Superlattice Barrier Infrared Detector,” Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology IV, edited by Eustace L. Dereniak, John P. Hartke, Paul D. LeVan, Randolph E. Longshore, Ashok K. Sood, Proc. of SPIE, vol. 7419, p. 74190B (12 pages), 2009.
  15. W. R. Johnson, S. J. Hook, P. Mouroulis, D. W. Wilson, S. D. Gunapala, C. J. Hill, J. M. Mumolo, V. Realmuto, and B. T. Eng, “Towards HyTES: An Airborne Thermal Imaging Spectroscopy Instrument,” in Imaging Spectrometry XIV, San Diego, CA, USA, pp. 745706-13, 2009.
  16. W. R. Johnson, S. J. Hook, P. Mouroulis, D. W. Wilson, S. D. Gunapala, C. J. Hill, J. M. Mumolo, V. Realmuto, and B. T. Eng, “Thermal Infrared Spectral Imager for Airborne Science Applications,” in Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, Orlando, FL, USA, pp. 729802-13, 2009.
  17. S. Gunapala, S. Bandara, J. Liu, D. Ting, J. Mumolo, P. LeVan, and M. Tidrow, “First Demonstration of Megapixel Dualband Simultaneous Pixel Co-registered QWIP Focal Plane,” Proceedings of IEEE Sensors 2009 Annual Meeting, 2009.

Conference Presentations

  1. Soibel, M. W. Wright, W. Farr, S. Keo, C. Hill, R. Q. Yang, and H. C. Liu, “Free Space Optical Communication Utilizing Mid-Infrared Interband Cascade Laser,” Photonics West, January 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  2. A. Soibel, M. W. Wright, W. Farr, S. Keo, C. Hill, R. Q. Yang and H. C. Liu, “Mid-Infrared Interband Cascade Lasers for Free-Space Laser Communication Source,” Photonics, January 2009, San Jose, CA, USA.
  3. W. R. Johnson, S. J. Hook, P. Mouroulis, D. W. Wilson, S. D. Gunapala, C. J. Hill, J. M. Mumolo, B. T. Eng, “Quantum Well Earth Science Testbed,” Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetector 2009 International Conference, Yosemite, California, January 18–23, 2009.
  4. C. J. Hill, A. Soibel, S. A. Keo, J. M. Mumolo, D. Z. Ting, and S. D. Gunapala, “Demonstration of Large Format Mid-Wavelength Infrared Focal Plane Arrays Based on Superlattice and BIRD Detector Structures,” Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetector 2009 International Conference, Yosemite, California, January 18–23, 2009.
  5. S. D. Gunapala, S. V. Bandara, J. K. Liu, J. M. Mumolo, D. Z. Ting, C. J. Hill, J. Nguyen , B. Simolon, J. Woolaway, S. C. Wang, W. Li, P. D. LeVan, and M. Z. Tidrow, “1024 X 1024 Format Pixel Co-Located Simultaneously Readable Dual-Band QWIP Focal Plane,” Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetector 2009 International Conference, Yosemite, California, January 18–23, 2009.
  6. A. Soibel, Sumith V. Bandara, David Z. Ting, John K. Liu, Jason M. Mumolo, Sir B. Rafol, William R. Johnson, Daniel W. Wilson, and Sarath D. Gunapala, “A Super-Pixel QWIP Focal Plane Array for Imaging Multiple Waveband Temperature Sensor,” Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetector 2009 International Conference, Yosemite, California, January 18–23, 2009.
  7. J. Nguyen, D. Z. Ting, C. J. Hill, A. Soibel, S. A. Keo, and S. D. Gunapala, “Dark Current Analysis of InAs/GaSb Superlattices at Low Temperatures,” Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetector 2009 International Conference, Yosemite, California, January 18–23, 2009.
  8. B. Simolon, N. Aziz, S. Cogan, E. Kurth, S. Lam, S. Petronio, J. Woolaway, S. Bandara, S. Gunapala, and J. Mumolo, “High Performance Two-Color One Megapixel CMOS ROIC for QWIP Detectors,” Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetector 2009 International Conference, Yosemite, California, January 18–23, 2009.
  9. W. R. Johnson, S. J. Hook, P. Mouroulis, D. W. Wilson, S. D. Gunapala, C. J. Hill, J. M. Mumolo, and B. T. Eng, “Thermal Infrared Spectral Imager for Airborne Science Applications,” 5.0501 Imaging Spectroscopy Systems and Applications, IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2009.
  10. C. J. Hill, A. Soibel, S. A. Keo, J. M. Mumolo, D. Z. Ting, S. D. Gunapala, D. R. Rhiger, R. E. Kvaas, and S. F. Harris,  “Demonstration of Mid and Long-Wavelength Infrared Antimonide-based Focal Plane Arrays,” SPIE Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, April 2009 (Invited Talk).
  11. D. Z.-Y. Ting, S. V. Bandara, C. J. Hill, S. D. Gunapala, Y.-C. Chang, H. C. Liu, C. Y. Song, A. Soibel, J. Mumolo, J. Nguyen, J. K. Liu, S. A. Keo, Sir B. Rafol, and E. R. Blazejewski, “Novel Quantum Well, Quantum Dot, and Superlattice Heterostructure Based Infrared Detectors,”  SPIE Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, April 2009 (Invited Talk).
  12. A. Soibel, S. D. Gunapala, S. V. Bandara, J. K. Liu, J. M. Mumolo, D. Z. Ting, C. J. Hill, and J. Nguyen, “Large Format Multicolor QWIP Focal Plane Arrays,” SPIE Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, April 2009 (Invited Talk).
  13. S. D. Gunapala, D. Z. Ting, C. J. Hill, A. Soibel, J. K. Liu, J. M. Mumolo, S. A. Keo, J. Nguyen, S. V. Bandara, and M. Z. Tidrow, “III-V Infrared Research at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,” SPIE Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments III, August 2009 (Invited Talk).
  14. D. Z. Ting, C. J. Hill, A. Soibel, J. Nguyen, S. A. Keo, J. M. Mumolo, M. C. Lee, B. Yang, and S. D. Gunapala, “Antimonide Superlattice Barrier Infrared Detector,” Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology IV, edited by Eustace L. Dereniak, John P. Hartke, Paul D. LeVan, Randolph E. Longshore, Ashok K. Sood, Proc. of SPIE, vol. 7419, 74190B, (2009).
  15. S. Gunapala, S. Bandara, J. Liu, J. Mumolo, D. Ting, C. Hill, P. LeVan, and M. Tidrow, “Demonstration of 1024x1024 Pixel Simultaneously Readable Pixel Co-Registered MWIR and LWIR Dualband QWIP Focal Plane,” IEEE Sensors Annual Conference, Christchurch, NZ, October 2009.
  16. W. R. Johnson, S. J. Hook, P. Mouroulis, D. W. Wilson, S. D. Gunapala, C. J. Hill, J. M. Mumolo, V. Realmuto, and B. T. Eng, SPIE Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, April 2009 (Invited Talk).
  17. S. Gunapala, “Quantum Structures for Infrared Detection,” Invited IEEE seminar, sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society Chapter and the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering of Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, November 10, 2009.
  18. S. D. Gunapala, “III-V Quantum Structures for Infrared Detection,” Invited IEEE seminar, sponsored by the IEEE joint chapter of the Electron Devices, Solid State Circuits, and Photonics Societies, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, November 16, 2009.
  19. S. Gunapala, “III-V Quantum Structures for Infrared Detection,” S. D. Gunapala, Invited IEEE seminar, sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society Victoria, 
Monash University, Clayton 3800, Victoria, Australia, November 13, 2009.
  20. S. D. Gunapala, “Quantum Structures for Infrared Imaging and Applications,” Invited Presentation at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, November 19, 2009.
  21. F. Greer, A. Fisher, T. Corso, and P. Willis, “Nanospray Ionization for Coupling Capillary Electrophoresis with Mass Spectrometry for In Situ Titan Exploration,” 
40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 2009, Houston, Texas.
  22. P. A. Willis, A. Fisher, F. Greer, F. Grunthaner, D. Hoppe, T. Chiesl, R. Mathies, and J. Rolland, “Development of a Fully Integrated Lab-on-a-Chip Electrophoresis System for Astrobiological Investigations on Mars and Titan,” Invited Lecture, Lab on a Chip World Congress 2009, August 2009, San Francisco, California.
  23. B. Jacquot, “Novel and Diverse Applications of Silicon Nanosensors and Imagers,” The Sixth U.S.-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology: Nanoelectronics and its Integration with Applications, Las Vegas, U.S., April, 2009.
  24. D. Bell, “Layered Tunnel Barriers for Tunable Detector Applications,” MDL/KNI seminar, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, April 6, 2009.
  25. S. Nikzad, “Bandstructure Engineering Using Molecular Beam Epitaxy in Back illuminated Silicon Arrays for High Performance Imaging in UV-Optical-NIR,” Kavli Nanoscience Institute/Microdevices Laboratory (KNI/MDL) Seminar Series, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, June 1, 2009.
  26. S. Nikzad, “Delta Doping Technology for Backside Illuminated CCDs and CMOS Imaging Arrays,”BSI Symposium, International Image Sensor Workshop, 
Bergen, Norway, June 24, 2009.
  27. L. D. Bell, “Recent Progress in Non-Cesiated III-Nitride Photocathodes,” First Workshop on Photocathodes: 300-500 nm, University of Chicago, July 20, 2009.
  28. S. Nikzad, “High Performance UV/Vis/NIR Imagers with Silicon and III-N Materials,” SPIE, Optics and Photonics, San Diego, California, August 3, 2009.
  29. S. Nikzad, “Nanoengineered Devices for Studying Cosmology, Planetary Sciences, and More,” College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY-Albany, August 20, 2009.
  30. M. E. Hoenk, “Delta-Doped Back-Illuminated CMOS Imaging Arrays: Progress and Prospects,” SPIE on Focal Plane Arrays, San Diego, August 2009.
  31. D. Bell, “Layered Tunnel Barriers for Tunable Detector Applications,” Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 15, 2009.
  32. J. Blacksberg, “The Simultaneous Spectral Temporal Adaptive Raman Spectrometer (SSTARS) for Planetary Mineralogy,” European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, April 19–24, 2009.
  33. M. E. Hoenk, T. J. Jones, M. R. Dickie, F. Greer, T. J. Cunningham, E. Blazejewski, and S. Nikzad, “Progress and Prospects in Delta-Doped, Back-Illuminated CMOS Imaging Arrays,” Detectors for Astronomy, ESO, Garching, Germany, October 12–16, 2009.
  34. X. Amashukeli, H. Manohara, G. Chattopadhyay, I. Mehdi, R. Lin, A. Peralta, and E. Urgiles, “THz-Powered Microfluidic Extractor for Planetary Exploration,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California (2009).
  35. X. Amashukeli, H. Manohara, G. Chattopadhyay, and E. Urgiles, “Microfluidic Biomarker Extraction Based on Modulation of Dielectric Constant of Water,” General Assembly European Geophysical Meeting, Vienna (2009).
  36. H. Manohara, M. Mojarradi, R. Toda, R. H. Lin, A. Liao, and M. Kanik, “’Digital Vacuum Microelectronics: Carbon Nanotube-Based Inverse Majority Gates for 
High-Temperature Applications,” DARPA-MTO Technological Symposium, San Jose, March 2–5, 2009.
  37. J. Z. Wilcox, V. White, and K. Shcheglov, “FTXR Imaging Spectrometer,” SPIE’09 Europe Optics and Electronics, Prague, Czech Republic, April 20–23, 2009.
  38. E. Sunada, K. Yee, J. Miller, Y. Bae, A. Homyk, G. Ganapathi, G. Birur, and D. Berisford, “Design, Fabri-cation, and Initial Performance Assessment of a Silicon Flat Plate Heat Pipe,” International Two-Phase Thermal Control Technology Workshop, Hawthorne, CA, October 2009.
  39. K. Yee, “High-Q Resonator Fabrication from ULE Glass,” DARPA MRIG Workshop, Dana Point, CA, October 2009.
  40. A. B. Kaul, K. Megerian, P. A. von Allmen, and R. L. Baron, “Aligned Nanotubes in 3D Nanoscale Architecture Formed Using High-Throughput Manufacturable Processes for Electronics and Sensing Applications,” presented at the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference, Orlando, FL, April 13–17, 2009.
  41. T. Vo, P. von Allmen, and A. B. Kaul, “Parallel Polarizability of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes,” presented at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13–17, 2009.
  42. A. B. Kaul, K. Megerian, P. von Allmen, and R. Baron, “Aligned Carbon Nanotubes in 3D Nanoscale Architectures for Electronics Applications Formed Using High-Throughput Processes,” presented at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13-17, 2009.
  43. A. B. Kaul, P. von Allmen, K. Megerian, R. Baron, and J. R. Greer, “Nano-Electro-Mechanical Switching Devices for 3D Electronics,” presented at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13–17, 2009.
  44. P. von Allmen, T. Vo, K. Megerian, R. L. Baron, and A. B. Kaul, “Switching Voltage in a Carbon Nanotube Memory Device,” presented at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13–17, 2009.
  45. C. Lee, J. Ward, R. Lin, G. Chattopadhyay, E. Schlecht, J. Gill, B. Thomas, A. Maestrini, I. Mehdi and P. Siegel, “Diamond Heat-Spreaders for Submillimeter-Wave GaAs Schottky Diode Frequency Multipliers,” Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 2009.
  46. B. Thomas, E. Schlecht, R. Lin, J. Gill, I. Mehdi, and P. Siegel, “Submillimeter-Wave MMIC Schottky Subharmonic Mixer Testing at Passive Cooling Temperatures,” accepted for presentation at the 20th International Symposium on Space THz Technology, Charlottesville, VA, April 2009.
  47. J. A. Stern, D. C. Aveline, B. J. Naylor, and W. F. Farr, “Progress on Multipixel Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors for Optical Communication,” invited talk presented at the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference, Orlando, FL, April 13–17, 2009.
  48. J. Bueno, M. Shaw, P. Day, and P. Echternach, “Proof of Concept of the Quantum Capacitance Detector,” presented at the 12th International Superconductive Electronics Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 16–19, 2009.
  49. J. Bueno, M. Shaw, P. Day, and P. Echternach, “Proof of Concept of the Quantum Capacitance Detector,” presented at the 13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, Stanford, CA, July 20–24, 2009.
  50. J. A. Bonetti, A. D. Turner, M. Kenyon, A. Orlando, J. A. Brevik, A. Transgrud, R. Sudiwala, H. G. LeDuc, H. T. Nguyen, P. K. Day, J. J. Bock, S. R. Golwala, 
J. Sayers, A. E. Lange, W. C. Jones, and C. L. Kuo, “Microfabrication and Device Parameter Testing of the Focal Plane Arrays for the Spider and BICEP2/Keck 
CMB Polarimeters,” presented at the 13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, Stanford, CA, July 20–24, 2009.
  51. M. Kenyon, P. Day, C. M. Bradford, J. J. Bock, and H. G. Leduc , “Ultra-Sensitive Transition-Edge Sensors (TESs) for Far-IR/Submm Spaceborne Spectroscopy,” presented at the 13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, Stanford, CA, July 20–24, 2009.
  52. P. Day, C-L Kuo, and J. Bock, “Design of a Low-Sidelobe Slot-Array Antenna for Use in a Cryogenic Focal Plane,” presented at the 13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, Stanford, CA, July 20–24, 2009.
  53. A. W. Kleinsasser, G. L. Kerber, E. Luong, B. Bumble, and A. Fung, “Advanced Nb Process Development,” presented to NSA Superconducting Supercomputer Program Review, Linthicum, MD, May 28, 2009.
  54. A. W. Kleinsasser and G. L. Kerber, “Niobium Integrated Circuit Fabrication Planning,” presented to NSA Superconducting Supercomputer Program Review, Linthicum, MD, May 28, 2009.
  55. G. L. Kerber and A. W. Kleinsasser, “Superconductor IC Manufacturing for High End Computing Applications,” presented at 16th Biennial Superconductor Electronics Workshop, Warner Springs, CA, October 26, 2009.