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Sensors

News and Updates

Projects and Programs

Quantum Microcalorimeters

Superconducting devices at very low temperatures can be used to measure very small amounts of energy. Using this effect, the Quantum Sensors Group is building

Smoke Stack Simulator

Today, inconsistencies between measured CO2 emissions and emissions calculated from coal consumption are on the order of 10% to 20%. The objective of this

Quantum Radiometry Project

Calibrated and characterized single photon sources and detectors are building blocks of the infrastructure required to achieve widely used, industrialized

Magnetic Random Access Memory

The program on magnetic random-access memory develops metrology to determine how spin currents can be generated and used to control and manipulate magnetization

Publications

Field Compressed Sensing

Author(s)
Anthony B. Kos, Fabio C. Da Silva, Jason B. Coder, Craig W. Nelson, Grace E. Antonucci, Archita Hati
Imaging solutions based on wave scattering seek real-time performance, high dynamic range, and spatial accuracy at scales spanning from nanometers to thousands

Johnson Noise Thermometry

Author(s)
Weston L. Tew, Jifeng Qu, K L. Zhou, Samuel P. Benz, Horst Rogalla, David R. White
Johnson noise thermometers infer thermodynamic temperature from measurements of the thermally-induced current fluctuations that occur in all electrical

Revisiting the Photon-Drag Effect in Metal Films

Author(s)
Jared H. Strait, Glenn E. Holland, Wenqi Zhu, Cheng Zhang, Bojan R. Ilic, Amit K. Agrawal, Domenico Pacifici, Henri J. Lezec
The photon-drag effect, the rectified current in a medium induced by conservation of momentum of absorbed or redirected light, is a unique probe of the detailed