Prof. Klamkin receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. Klamkin has received the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA). The objective of the DARPA YFA program is to identify and engage rising research stars at U.S. academic institutions and introduce them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process. The YFA program provides funding, mentoring and industry and DoD contacts…

Template Assisted Selective Epitaxy

We are pursuing a unique selective area growth technique in 3D confined nano-structured templates called TASE (template assisted selective epitaxy) using our in-house metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system. Fabrication of channel-like nanometer-scale horizontal structures allows for the selective deposition and lateral growth of group III-V semiconductor materials . Under a project led by Prof.…

LiDAR Transceiver

Indium phosphide (InP) tunable transceivers enabled many applications in the telecommunication industry. Recently, advances in silicon photonics (SiPh) have led to high density photonicsintegrated circuits (PICs) including optical phased arrays (OPA) for 2D beamsteering applications.  Our group has been developing an InP PIC transceiver for frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) LiDAR. The PIC transceiver consists…

Remote Sensing Lidar for Atmospheric Gas Detection

Monolithic integration of optical devices greatly reduces the cost, size, weight and power consumption (SWaP) of photonic systems. For space applications, this can enable deployment on smaller platforms and more frequent missions. This project aims to measure atmospheric constituents such as carbon dioxide (CO2) using a Lidar photonic integrated circuit s (PIC)s that are closely…