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Adam McCaughan (Fed)

Adam McCaughan is a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO, working on single-photon detector technologies, superconducting nanoelectronics, and neuromorphic hardware analysis.  He received his PhD from MIT for his study of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.  He was recently named a Nancy Grace Roman Technology fellow by NASA for his work on single-photon detector arrays.

Awards

NASA Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship - 2019
NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship - 2016
MIT EECS Jin Au Kong Outstanding Thesis Award - 2016
NSF Fellowship - 2013
NSF IQuISE Graduate Research Fellowship - 2010

Publications

Microring resonator-coupled photoluminescence from silicon W centers

Author(s)
Alexander N. Tait, Sonia M. Buckley, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Adam N. McCaughan, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin, Jeffrey M. Shainline
Defect centers are promising candidates for waveguide-integrated silicon light sources. We demonstrate microresonator- and waveguide-coupled photoluminescence

Patents

JOSEPHSON JUNCTION CIRCUITS FOR SINGLE-PHOTON OPTOELECTRONIC NEURONS AND SYNAPSES

NIST Inventors
Jeff Shainline , Adam McCaughan , Sae Woo Nam and Manuel Castellanos Beltran
patent description We recently invented and patented a new type of hardware for neuromorphic computing (Phys. Rev. Applied, 7, 034013 (2017) (attached to email). The key ideas are to use integrated photonic devices for massive connectivity nd superconducting electronics for efficient memory and
Line drawing of the thermal impedance amplifier

Thermal Impedance Amplifier

NIST Inventors
Adam McCaughan , Varun Verma , Sonia Buckley and Sae Woo Nam
Patent Description Presently, superconducting electronics are being applied to areas such as computational backends for future quantum processors, high-performance supercomputing, and ultrafast digital signal processing. In all of these areas, data must be communicated between the superconducting
Created June 19, 2018, Updated September 7, 2022