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Solomon I. Woods

Solomon Woods' research interests include optical detector development for low power applications and new calibration techniques for infrared power. He has been part of the team at the Low-Background Infrared (LBIR) facility since 2006, developing new detectors and instruments for infrared calibration. Current research and development projects include an ultra-low power absolute cryogenic radiometer (ACR), a trap detector employing high efficiency blocked-impurity-band (BIB) detectors, and spectral calibrations using a cryogenic Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS).

Research projects:

Transfer radiometers and reference detectors
Pico-Watt ACR
BIB-Trap detector

Solomon Woods


Sensor Science Division
Infrared Technology Group

Employment History:

2009-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

2006-2009, Jung Research and Development Corp., Gaithersburg, MD

2002-2006, Neocera, Inc., Beltsville, MD

1999-2002, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY


Ph.D.  Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

A.B.  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Phone: 301-975-2382
Email: solomon.woods@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-2950