The Optoelectronic Manufacturing Group develops and provides advanced measurement technology, methodology, and test structures to support the efficient manufacture and characterization of optoelectronic components. The Group also develops new photonic devices in support of NIST and other government programs. Two major focus areas are compound semiconductor nanotechnology and quantum information.
Semiconductor Metrology for Energy Conversion—Optical Materials Metrology 21st century optoelectronics emphasizes energy technologies, and modern security issues have heightened needs for advanced sensors. Energy-inspired thrusts for …
Single Photonics and Quantum Information—Quantum-based communication and measurement systems that use novel quantum states of light are being developed around the world. However, the technologies to generate, manipulate, and detect these …
Nanostructure Fabrication and Metrology—Single photons are the fundamental particles for all optical measurements. Single photon detectors made from avalanche photodiodes or photomultiplier tubes are commercially available for …
Terahertz Imaging and Sources—Imaging in the terahertz frequency range enables the detection of concealed weapons and other contraband (e.g., explosives under clothing) without the use of ionizing radiation. Spectroscopy in …
These plots of electric field values indicate how closely the Schrodinger quantum cat states (left) compare with theoretical predictions (right). (Credit: Gerrits/NIST)