Prof. Karl K. Berggren and Dr. P. Donald Keathley
The frontier of information processing lies in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. At the nanoscale, materials and structures can be engineered to exhibit interesting new properties, some based on quantum mechanical effects. Our research focuses on developing nanofabrication technology at the few-nanometer length-scale. We use these technologies to push the envelope of what is possible with photonic and electrical devices, focusing in particular on superconductive and free-electron devices. Our research combines electrical engineering, physics, and materials science and helps extend the limits of nanoscale engineering.
LATEST EVENTS IN OUR GROUP
New Paper: “Free space-coupled superconducting nanowire single photon detectors for infrared optical communications”
This paper describes the construction of a cryostat and an optical system with a free-space coupling efficiency of 56.5% +/- 3.4% to a superconducting nanowire single-photon detector (SNSPD) for infrared quantum communication... Read more >>
Tags: News, Papers, Single-photon Detectors
Congratulations Faraz, Adam, and Vitor!
Congratulations to Faraz Najafi, Adam McCaughan, and Vitor Manfrinato on their graduations! Check out their theses below: Faraz Najafi: Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors: New Detector Architectures and Integration with Photonic Chips Vitor Manfrinato: Electron-beam... Read more >>
New Book Chapter: “Self-assembly of block copolymers by graphoepitaxy”
We have written a book chapter about the self-assembly of block copolymers by graphoepitaxy. In the fabrication of a desired block copolymer (BCP) nanostructure for a particular application, a key challenge... Read more >>
Tags: 3D Nanostructures, Nanofabrication, News
Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) annual report is published
A showcase of MTL's diverse and creative research, this report contains 147 abstracts submitted by 40 research groups. The QNN group's contributions can be found here: Driving Stage for SFQ... Read more >>
Tags: News, Research