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Microresonator Device Research
Last Updated Date: 12/22/2015

With micro-resonators (fabricated in house or by collaborators) we are developing microcombs, integrated reference cavities and low-noise laser … more

Single Photonics and Quantum Information
Last Updated Date: 12/18/2015

The smallest unit of light is a “photon”. Generation, manipulation and measurement of light at or near the fundamental limit of a photon can … more

State-resolved Biomolecular Spectroscopies
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2015

Sensitive and fully state resolved spectroscopic methods in the terahertz (THz) and ultraviolet (UV) regions are being developed to investigate … more

Measurement Techniques for Membranes and Membrane Proteins
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2015

Synthetic cell membrane constructs allow the simplification and complete control of a more complicated cellular system, as well as the … more

Nano-biophotonics for molecular imaging
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2015

Biophotonics is at the intersection of photonics and biology where light is used to image, detect, and manipulate biological materials. This … more

Boulder MicroFabrication Facility
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2015

The Boulder MicroFabrication Facility (BMF) is an 18,000 square feet class 100 clean room located in the new Katharine Blodgett Gebbie Laboratory. … more

Spectrophotometry
Last Updated Date: 12/08/2015

Spectrophotometry is the quantitative measurement of the reflection or transmission properties of a material as a function of wavelength. While … more

OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures
Last Updated Date: 12/03/2015

The OOF project seeks to provide flexible software for finite-element modeling the behavior of real microstructures, with meshes derived from … more

Thermometry
Last Updated Date: 11/24/2015

The NIST Thermodynamic Metrology Group maintains and develops national standards of temperature (in the range 0.65 K to 1235 K), and supports … more

Dynamic Pressure
Last Updated Date: 11/23/2015

Manufacturing processes by their very nature require a judicious, time-dependent use of pressure and temperature to transform a base material into … more

Realizing Pressure, Temperature, and Length using Optical Interferometry
Last Updated Date: 11/23/2015

This project aims to fundamentally change the methods for realizing and disseminating the SI units of pressure, temperature, and length. The … more

Laser Radiometry
Last Updated Date: 11/08/2015

Accurate characterization of photonic equipment is important for optical communications, medical devices, semiconductor lithography, manufacturing … more

Enriching Silicon-28 to >99.9999% for Quantum Information
Last Updated Date: 10/29/2015

Within the field of quantum computing research, silicon wafers have been identified as a natural substrate on which to form qubits using gate … more

Terahertz Imaging and Sources
Last Updated Date: 10/13/2015

Imaging in the terahertz frequency range enables the detection of concealed weapons and other contraband (e.g., explosives under clothing) without … more

Nanostructure Fabrication and Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/13/2015

Single photons are the fundamental particles for all optical measurements. Single photon detectors made from avalanche photodiodes or … more

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