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Andy (Guanxi) Chen Won the Best Paper Award for the Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research
Andy (Guanxi) Chen Won the Best Paper Award for the Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research
SPIE Photonics West 2015 Conference - February 11, 2015
Andy (Guanxi) Chen won the award for "Breakthrough in Human-Oriented Applications," at the SPIE WEST 2015 Conference, which was held February 7-12, 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Andy (Guanxi) Chen received the honor for his paper, titled, "World’s first pMp superlattice photodetectors enables high operating temperature infrared imaging," SPIE Photonics West 2015 is the largest and most influential event for the laser and photonics community in North America: 20,000 attendees, two exhibitions, 1,250 exhibiting companies, a wide range of papers on biomedical optics, biophotonics, translational research, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, optical MEMS, and more. ... [read more]
 
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David Heydari Won the Best Paper Award for the Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research
David Heydari Won the Best Paper Award for the Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research
SPIE Photonics West 2015 Conference - February 11, 2015
David Heydari won the award for "Breakthrough in Human-Oriented Applications," at the SPIE WEST 2015 Conference, which was held February 7-12, 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. David Heydari received the honor for his paper, titled, "High-power quantum cascade lasers with angled cavities," SPIE Photonics West 2015 is the largest and most influential event for the laser and photonics community in North America: 20,000 attendees, two exhibitions, 1,250 exhibiting companies, a wide range of papers on biomedical optics, biophotonics, translational research, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, optical MEMS, and more. ... [read more]
 
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Neelanjan Bandyopadhyay Won the Best Paper Award for the Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research
Neelanjan Bandyopadhyay Won the Best Paper Award for the Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research
SPIE Photonics West 2015 Conference - February 11, 2015
Neelanjan Bandyopadhyay won the award for "Breakthrough in Human-Oriented Applications," at the SPIE WEST 2015 Conference, which was held February 7-12, 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Neelanjan Bandyopadhyay received the honor for his paper, titled, "Broadband quantum cascade laser tunable from 6.1 to 10.2µm," SPIE Photonics West 2015 is the largest and most influential event for the laser and photonics community in North America: 20,000 attendees, two exhibitions, 1,250 exhibiting companies, a wide range of papers on biomedical optics, biophotonics, translational research, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, optical MEMS, and more. ... [read more]
 
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New Infrared Photodetectors Improve Medical Screening
New Infrared Photodetectors Improve Medical Screening
McCormick Press Release - January 29, 2015
Led by Professor Manijeh Razeghi, members of Northwestern University’s Center for Quantum Devices have improved the stability and lowered the cost of mid- and long-wavelength infrared photodetectors and focal plane array cameras. They achieved this by, first, using a novel type-II superlattice material called gallium-free indium-arsenide/indium-arsenide-antimonide or mercury-cadmium-telluride material. This design can be tuned to absorb a wide range of infrared wavelengths and a number of distinct infrared bands at the same time. This work is described in a paper published in the January 8 issue of Applied Physics Letters, the research was partially funded by DARPA, the Army Research Laboratory, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and NASA. ... [read more]
 
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Infrared Imaging Technique Operates at High Temperatures
Infrared Imaging Technique Operates at High Temperatures
McCormick Press Release - January 23, 2015
From aerial surveillance to cancer detection, mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) radiation has a wide range of applications. And as the uses for high-sensitivity, high-resolution imaging continue to expand, MWIR sources are becoming more attractive. A team of researchers at Northwestern University’s Center for Quantum Devices (CQD) has incorporated new materials to develop detectors that can work at room temperature. Razeghi and her group developed an indium arsenide/gallium antimonide (InAs/GaSb) type II superlattice that demonstrated high-resolution MWIR images while operating at high temperatures. The new technique was particularly successful at obtaining infrared images of the human body, which has potential for vascular imaging and disease detection. ... [read more]
 
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Terahertz radiation from mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers
Terahertz radiation from mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers
Semiconductor Today - December 11, 2014
Northwestern University’s Center for Quantum Devices in USA has developed a monolithic room-temperature terahertz (THz) source based on quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) [Q. Y. Lu et al, Appl. Phys. Lett., vol105, p201102, 2014]. The resulting device is tunable over the range 2.6THz-4.2THz, i.e. 47% of the central frequency. The team claims that the device is the first room-temperature, multi-section, two-color SGDFB-DBR structure to realize a monolithic tunable THz source.The researchers believe: “Higher THz power and continuous-wave operation can be further obtained by using a device structure with a higher THz conversion efficiency and better thermal packaging.” (Link) ... [read more]
 
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New Terahertz Device Could Strengthen Security
New Terahertz Device Could Strengthen Security
McCormick Press Release - November 20, 2014
current terahertz sources are large, multi-component systems that sometimes require complex vacuum systems, external pump lasers, and even cryogenic cooling. The unwieldy devices are heavy, expensive, and hard to transport, operate, and maintain. A single-component solution capable of room temperature and widely tunable operation is highly desirable to enable next generation terahertz systems. In a recent paper in Applied Physics Letters, they demonstrate a room temperature, highly tunable, high power terahertz source. Based on nonlinear mixing in quantum cascade lasers, the source can emit up to 1.9 milliwatts of power and has a wide frequency coverage of 1 to 4.6 terahertz. By designing a multi-section, sampled-grating distribution feedback and distributed Bragg reflector waveguide, Razeghi and her team were also able to give the device a tuning range of 2.6 to 4.2 terahertz at room temperature. ... [read more]
 
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View from... IQCLSW 2014: Frequency comb cascade
View from... IQCLSW 2014: Frequency comb cascade
NATURE PHOTONICS | NEWS AND VIEWS - October 31, 2014
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first experimental demonstration of QCL, but rather than looking back on the history of QCLs the workshop was focused on leading-edge research. It featured about 150 presentations, including both oral and poster, and attracted more than 200 researchers from 15 countries. An emerging topic of discussion at the conference was ultrabroadband tunable QCLs. Manijeh Razeghi of Northwestern University, USA, reported broadband tuning over 5.7–9.3 μm using a heterogeneous structure. She is now trying to extend the tunability even further. “Imagine having a QCL source that is electrically tunable across the entire mid-infrared range of 3–12 μm,” she said. “This would revolutionize mid-infrared spectroscopy and perhaps enable new applications as well.” ... [read more]
 
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New Technology Illuminates Colder Objects in Deep Space
New Technology Illuminates Colder Objects in Deep Space
McCormick Press Release - July 8, 2014
“High performance infrared cameras are crucial for space exploration missions,” said Manijeh Razeghi, the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. “By studying the infrared waves emitted by cool stars and planets, scientists are beginning to unlock the mysteries of these cooler objects.” Published in the June 23 issue of Applied Physics Letters, Razeghi and her collaborators describe a new technology, which uses a novel type II superlattice material called indium arsenide/indium arsenide antimonide (InAs/InAsSb). The technology shows a stable optical response in regards to very long wavelength infrared light. By engineering the quantum properties of the type II superlattice material, the team demonstrated the world’s first InAs/InAsSb very long wavelength infrared photodiodes with high performance. The new detector can be used as an inexpensive and robust alternative to current infrared technologies. ... [read more]
 
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 Team Demonstrates Continuous Terahertz Sources at Room Temperature
Team Demonstrates Continuous Terahertz Sources at Room Temperature
McCormick Press Release - June 4, 2014
Imagine a technology that could allow us to see through opaque surfaces without exposure to harmful x-rays, that could give us the ability to detect harmful chemicals and bio-agents from a safe distance, and that could enable us to peer so deeply into space that scientists could better understand the formation of the universe. All of these scenarios are possible with terahertz radiation, electromagnetic waves with lengths that fall between microwaves and infrared light. However, the potential of terahertz waves has yet to be reached because they are difficult to generate and manipulate. Current terahertz sources are large, multi-component systems that require complex vacuum electronics, external pump lasers, or cryogenic cooling. It’s an expensive and cumbersome process. Manijeh Razeghi and her team are the first to produce terahertz radiation in a simplified system, making it easier to harness the power of these elusive waves. They have developed the first room-temperature, compact, continuous terahertz radiation source, and it’s six times more efficient than previous systems. ... [read more]
 

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