Infrared Emission:
  • Interband and inter-subband physics/modeling, material growth and characterization, and device processing.
  • Novel architectures based on novel materials and low-dimensional structures such as quantum dots, quantum wires, and quantum wells.
  • LEDs, FP Lasers, high power DFB lasers, external-cavity lasers, surface emission/VCSELs, PCDFB, ring lasers, fiber lasers, modulators, etc.
  • Non-linear technologies: passive mode-locking, Q-switching, second-harmonic, and difference frequency generation, etc.
  • Radiation effects on infrared lasers.
  • Applications: Gas- and bio-sensing, biomedical, point and stand-off detection, scene generation, etc.
  • Systems components: Packaging, tunable laser modules, thermal management, VECSELs, fiber optics, etc.
Infrared Detection:
  • Interband and inter-subband physics/modeling, material growth and characterization, and device processing.
  • Novel architectures based on novel materials and low dimensional structures such as quantum dots, quantum wires, and quantum wells.
  • Single element detectors, single photon detectors, high-operating temperature photo-detection, novel architectures, FPAs, multi-color detection and imaging, etc.
  • Radiation effects on infrared detectors.
  • Applications: Medical imaging, industrial failure analysis, target acquisition and tracking, thermal imaging, etc.
  • Systems components: ROICs, optics, cooling, packaging, integrated Dewar assemblies, etc.
Infrared Integrated Systems:
  • Monolithic and heterogeneous integration of lasers, detectors, and passive components.
  • Scene illumination, standoff chemical-specific imaging, environmental monitoring, LIDAR, free-space communication.
Infrared Applications of Infrared Emission / Detection:
  • Applications of infrared detectors.
  • Applications of infrared lasers.

last updated 3/20/2012