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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7750

Photonics North 2010
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Volume Number: 7750
Date Published: 8 September 2010
Softcover: 113 papers (902) pages
ISBN: 9780819482419

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Front Matter: Volume 7750
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Polymeric nanocomposites as photonic sensors
Author(s): Tania Dey
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Room temperature transport measurements on Bridgman-grown CuInSe2 with added sodium
Author(s): H. F Myers; C. H. Champness; I. Shih
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Surface relief diffraction gratings for modulation enhancement in PLZT thin films
Author(s): Ribal Georges Sabat; Paul Rochon
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Surface plasmon mediated polarization conversion
Author(s): Paul Rochon; Ribal Georges Sabat
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Design of a 1550nm SiGe/Si quantum-well optical modulator
Author(s): Tania Tasmin; Nicolas Rouger; Guangrui Xia; Lukas Chrostowski; Nicolas A. F. Jaeger
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Manufacturing and testing flexible microfluidic devices with optical and electrical detection mechanisms
Author(s): Marius G. Ivan; Frédéric Vivet; Erwin R. Meinders
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Building integration of photovoltaic systems in cold climates
Author(s): Andreas K. Athienitis; José A. Candanedo
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Dry etch fabrication of ultra-thin porous silicon membranes
Author(s): Mohamad Hajj-Hassan; Maurice Cheung; Vamsy Chodavarapu
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Fiber Bragg grating inscription with UV femtosecond exposure and two beam interference for fiber laser applications
Author(s): Martin Becker; Sven Brückner; Eric Lindner; Manfred Rothhardt; Sonja Unger; Jens Kobelke; Kay Schuster; Hartmut Bartelt
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Enhancement in sensitivity and detection of luminescent quenching based oxygen sensing by gold nanoparticles
Author(s): Maurice C.-K. Cheung; Philip J. R. Roche; Lei Yao; Andrew G. Kirk; Vamsy P. Chodavarapu
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Gigantic absorption enhancement using nanostructured metal films: application to organic solar cells
Author(s): Yuanjie Pang; Reuven Gordon
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Performance predictions for monolithic thin-film CdTe/Ge tandem solar cells
Author(s): D. L. Pulfrey; J. Dell; L. Faraone
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Microwave phase shifter implemented in photonic technology
Author(s): Stéphane Paquet; Joe Seregelyi; Dritan Celo; Mario Caron
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The simulation of three-dimensional ray tracing and parameters optimization in DPL lens duct coupling system
Author(s): Shuwei Fan; Yan Zhang; Yuting Shen
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Enhanced gain and noise figure performance of high concentration Er3+-Yb3+-co-doped phosphate fiber amplifiers
Author(s): B. Mohammadfam; E. Soltani
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Characterization and assessment of a novel hybrid organic/inorganic metal-insulator-semiconductor structure for photovoltaic applications
Author(s): Svetlana Demtchenko; Steven McGarry; Peter Gordon; Sean Barry; N. Garry Tarr
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Fluorescence study of silicon fabricated by nanosecond pulse laser
Author(s): Chunyang Liu; Lidong Sun; Yulan Lu; Xing Fu; Fengming Sun; Peter Zeppenfeld
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Parametric study of the multibeam transmitter and fly-eye receiver
Author(s): Ibrahim Abdel Hafiz; Marwa M. Abdel Mo'men; Moustafa H. Aly
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AFBG for dispersion compensation in transmission: effect of parameters of the two beam interference fringe technique
Author(s): Hossam Saleh; Mohamed Hany; Moustafa H. Aly
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Magnetically tunable fiber Bragg grating supported by guiding mechanism system
Author(s): Heba A. Fayed; Mohamed Mahmoud; A. K. Aboul Seoud; Moustafa H. Aly
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A wide range tunable fiber Bragg grating using fast changeable electromagnetic force
Author(s): Heba A. Fayed; Mohamed Mahmoud; A. K. Aboul Seoud; Moustafa H. Aly
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Optical bistability in electrically coupled SOA-BJT devices
Author(s): Pablo A. Costanzo-Caso; Yiye Jin; Michael Gehl; Sergio Granieri; Azad Siahmakoun
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Handheld nanohole array surface plasmon resonance sensing platform
Author(s): J. Campbell; C. Escobedo; A. I. K. Choudhury; J. T. Blakely; A. G. Brolo; D. Sinton; R. Gordon
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Silicon solar cells with polysilicon emitters and back surface fields
Author(s): Jiang Du; Lyall P. Berndt; N. Garry Tarr
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Shadowing effects on the optical and structural properties of semi-continuous silver (Ag) thin film
Author(s): Fatima Benkabou
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Modification in diffusion kinetics and electro-optic behavior of holographic thin films with carbon nanotubes
Author(s): Sameet K. Shriyan; C. William Hicks; Adam K. Fontecchio
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Simulations for guiding the delivery and trapping of single biomolecules in a nanofluidic device
Author(s): Lloyd M. Davis; William N. Robinson
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Annealed proton-exchanged LiNbO3 ridge waveguide for photonics application
Author(s): Jian Sun; Wanguo Liang; Yi Gan; Qingyang Xu; Chang-qing Xu; Matiar Howlader; Koji Nakamura; Tadashi Kishimoto
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Fabrication and mechanical properties of surface plasmon waveguide biosensors on thin CYTOP membranes
Author(s): Norman Fong; Pierre Berini; R. Niall Tait
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Modeling and optimal design of an optical MEMS tactile sensor for use in robotically assisted surgery
Author(s): Roozbeh Ahmadi; Masoud Kalantari; Muthukumaran Packirisamy; Javad Dargahi
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Compact passively Q-switched Er/Yb-codoped cladding pumped fiber laser
Author(s): Da-Peng Zhou; Li Wei; Wing-Ki Liu
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Three-wave dissipative coupled states in a two-mode medium with a square-law nonlinearity and linear optical losses
Author(s): Alexandre S. Shcherbakov; Jewgenij Maximov; Sandra E. Balderas Mata; Daniel Sanchez Lucero; Sergey A. Nemov
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Images of arterial tissues using catheter swept source optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Youxin Mao; Costel Flueraru; Shoude Chang; Dan P. Popescu; M. G. Sowa
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Imaging with a fiber optic bundle/axicon telescope system
Author(s): Andrew Saikaley; Igor Pak; Ilya Golub; Brahim Chebbi
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Efficient approaches for dispersion engineering of guided wave components
Author(s): Mohamed A. Swillam; Mohamed H. Bakr; Xun Li
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Analysis of three-dimensional acousto-optic cell array (AOCA) system based on generalized equaitons
Author(s): Jaspreet Billing; Banmali S. Rawat
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Experimental and theoretical characterization of Nd:YVO4/PPMgO:LN green lasers
Author(s): Qing-Yang Xu; Yang Lu; Yi Gan; Xun Li; Chang-Qing Xu
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Landmark measurement of human skull
Author(s): Yu Jia Zhai; Jianfei Ouyang; Xiaochun Cao
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3D photoacoustic imaging
Author(s): Jeffrey J. L. Carson; Michael Roumeliotis; Govind Chaudhary; Robert Z. Stodilka; Mark A. Anastasio
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Detection and analysis of jade material using optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Shoude Chang; Youxin Mao; Guangming Chang; Costel Flueraru
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Quantum dot multiwavelength comb lasers with Si ring resonator
Author(s): W. Y. Li; Z. G. Lu; D. X. Xu; J. R. Liu; P. Poole; P. Barrios; D. Poitras; R. Ma; J. Lapointe; M. Vachon; S. Janz
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Long range surface plasmons on an asymmetric suspended waveguide geometry
Author(s): Q. Min; C. Chen; Y. Pang; P. Berini; R. Gordon
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All optical logic gates based on two-photon absorption
Author(s): S. Ma; A. Kotb; Z. Chen; N. K. Dutta
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Relative intensity noise transfer in higher-order distributed amplification through ultra-long fiber cavities
Author(s): Mercedes Alcón-Camas; Juan Diego Ania-Castañón
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Chemical sensor using polymer coated tapered optical fibers
Author(s): X. Dai; H. Ding; C. Blanchetiere; S. Jacob; S. J. Mihailov
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Photonic crystal fiber refractive index sensor based on surface plasmon resonance
Author(s): Jiahua Chen; Daniel Brabant; Wojtek J. Bock; Predrag Mikulic; Tinko Eftimov
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Spectral signal processing in swept source optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Shoude Chang; Youxin Mao; Costel Flueraru
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All optical latches using semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): N. K. Dutta; J. Jaques; I. Kang
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Simulation, modeling, and comparison of III-V tunnel junction designs for high efficiency metamorphic multi-junction solar cells
Author(s): Alexandre W Walker; Jeffrey F. Wheeldon; Christopher E. Valdivia; Gitanjali Kolhatkar; Karin Hinzer
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Time-dependent analysis of AlGaAs/AlGaAs tunnel junctions for high efficiency multi-junction solar cells
Author(s): Gitanjali Kolhatkar; Jeffrey F. Wheeldon; Christopher E. Valdivia; Alexandre W. Walker; Simon Fafard; Artur Turala; Abdelatif Jaouad; Richard Arès; Vincent Aimez; Karin Hinzer
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High-efficiency commercial grade 1cm2 AlGaInP/GaAs/Ge solar cells with embedded InAs quantum dots for concentrator demonstration system
Author(s): J. F Wheeldon; C. E. Valdivia; D. Masson; F. Proulx; B. Riel; N. Puetz; E. Desfonds; S. Fafard; B. Rioux; A. J. SpringThorpe; R. Arès; V. Aimez; M. Armstrong; M. Swinton; J. Cook; F. Shepherd; T. J Hall; K. Hinzer
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Study of InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot saturation level for the design of concentrated multi-junction solar cells
Author(s): Olivier Thériault; Anthony J. SpringThorpe; Jeffrey F. Wheeldon; Christopher E. Valdivia; Alexandre Walker; Bruno J. Riel; Karin Hinzer
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Thermal test and simulation of alumina receiver with high efficiency multi-junction solar cell for concentrator systems
Author(s): Simon Chow; Christopher E. Valdivia; Jeffrey F. Wheeldon; Richard Ares; Osvaldo Jesus Arenas; Vincent Aimez; David McMeekin; Simon Fafard; Karin Hinzer
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Mono-crystalline silicon strips grown by liquid phase epitaxy for photovoltaic applications
Author(s): Bo Li; Adrian H. Kitai
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High-power fiber amplifier using a depressed-clad Yb-doped LMA fiber with low photodarkening
Author(s): Mathieu Drolet; Pierre Laperle; Claude Paré; Huimin Zheng; Louis Desbiens; Antoine Proulx; Yves Taillon
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Indium tin oxide and the amorphous-crystalline silicon heterojunction
Author(s): Basia Halliop; Adel Gougam; Nazir P. Kherani; Stefan Zukotynski
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Peculiarities of temperature-dependent Sellmeier equations for periodically poled KTiOPO4 crystal in the near-infrared and visible ranges
Author(s): H. Zhao; I. T. Lima; A. Major
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Theory of plasmonic nanorod resonances
Author(s): Aftab Ahmed; Reuven Gordon
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Gold cylinder fiber biosensor
Author(s): Bansal Madhukar; Ronak Gandhi; Dawit Negussey; Ronald Drake; James Flattery; James Mandel; Philipp Kornreich
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Linewidth enhancement factor of InAs/InP quantum dot lasers around 1.53 um
Author(s): Z. J. Jiao; Z. G. Lu; J. R. Liu; P. J. Poole; P. J. Barrios; D, Poitras; X. P. Zhang
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Variable angle total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy in s-polarization: a new approach to quantify cell-substrate distances in contacts
Author(s): Abdollah Hassanzadeh; Ata Bahmani; Silvia Mittler
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Two-dimensional modeling of the back amorphous-crystalline silicon heterojunction (BACH) photovoltaic device
Author(s): Zahidur R. Chowdhury; Alongkarn Chutinan; Adel B. Gougam; Nazir P. Kherani; Stefan Zukotynski
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Full-wafer thermal imaging in ultrahigh epitaxy tools
Author(s): Bernard Paquette; André Fekecs; Badii Gsib; Hubert Pelletier; Richard Arès
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A non-contact measurement technique to measure micro-surface stress and obtain deformation profiles of the order of 1nm in microcantilever-based structures by single image optical diffraction method
Author(s): Arindam Phani
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Investigating optimal regime of operation for 10G optical communication systems using pluggable XFPs
Author(s): Ahmad Atieh; Philip Copping; Josh Kemp; Wahab Almuhtadi
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Optimization of gap plasmonic waveguides for nonlinear applications
Author(s): Christopher McMahon; Brian R. West
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Integrating photonic crystals in thin film silicon photovoltaics
Author(s): P. G. O'Brien; A. Chutinan; G. A. Ozin; N. P Kherani; S. Zukotynski
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Schottky photodetector integration on LOCOS-defined SOI waveguides
Author(s): Shuxia Li; N. Garry Tarr; Pierre Berini
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Metal-semiconductor-metal photodetector with a-Ge:H absorption layer for 1.55um optical communication wavelength
Author(s): S. Mirbaha; R. N. Tait
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Low-threshold current short-cavity quantum cascade lasers
Author(s): Xing Chen; Liwei Cheng; Dingkai Guo; Fow-Sen Choa; Terry Worchesky; Jiun-Yun Li
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Quasi-continuous-wave operations of quantum cascade lasers
Author(s): Xing Chen; Liwei Cheng; Dingkai Guo; Fow-Sen Choa; Terry Worchesky; Jiun-Yun Li
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Study on UV nanosecond laser pulse machining techniques of photosensitive glass
Author(s): Xing Fu; Rong Zhang; Yong Wu; Xiaotang Hu
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Separate confinement heterostructure design for InGaAlAs/InP multiple-quantum-well lasers: critical analysis and proposal of novel design
Author(s): Y. S. Yong; H. Y. Wong; H. K. Yow; M. Sorel
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Optimized organic photovoltaics with surface plasmons
Author(s): B. Omrane; C. Landrock; J. Aristizabal; J. N. Patel; Y. Chuo; B. Kaminska
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SiGe micromirrors for optical applications
Author(s): R. Beernaert; J. De Coster; T. Podprocky; A. Witvrouw; S. Severi; A. Avci; J. De Smet; H. De Smet
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Photonic reservoir computing: a new approach to optical information processing
Author(s): Kristof Vandoorne; Martin Fiers; David Verstraeten; Benjamin Schrauwen; Joni Dambre; Peter Bienstman
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Optimizing the feedback control of Galvo scanners for laser manufacturing systems
Author(s): Theodore Mirtchev; Robert Weeks; Sergey Minko
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Characterization of biosensing waveguides on Cytop
Author(s): Asad Khan; Charles Chiu; Ewa Lisicka-Skrzek; R. Niall Tait; Pierre Berini
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Non-local energy transport in tunneling and plasmonic structures
Author(s): Winston Frias; Andrei Smolyakov; Akira Hirose
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Deposition and characterization of gold black coatings for thermal infrared detectors
Author(s): S. Ilias; P. Topart; C. Larouche; P. Beaupré; D. Gay; C. Proulx; T. Pope; C. Alain
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MEMS/MOEMS foundry services at INO
Author(s): Sonia García-Blanco; Samir Ilias; Fraser Williamson; Francis Généreux; Loïc Le Noc; Michel Poirier; Christian Proulx; Bruno Tremblay; Francis Provençal; Yan Desroches; Jean-Sol Caron; Carl Larouche; Patrick Beaupré; Benoit Fortin; Patrice Topart; Francis Picard; Christine Alain; Timothy Pope; Hubert Jerominek
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Nanoassemblies for photovoltaic applications
Author(s): Yaocihuatl Medina-Gonzalez; William Z. Xu; Bo Chen; Nasrin Farhangi; Paul A. Charpentier
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Synthesis of TiO2/functionalized graphene sheets (FGSs) nanocomposites in super critical CO2
Author(s): Nasrin Farhangi; Yaocihuatl Medina-Gonzalez; Bo Chen; Paul A. Charpentier
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Betatron x-ray radiation production experiments at the ALLS facility using a 200 TW high intensity laser system
Author(s): S. Fourmaux; S. Corde; K. Ta Phuoc; P. M. Leguay; S. Payeur; P. Lassonde; S. Gnedyuk; G. Lebrun; A. Rousse; J. C. Kieffer
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Laser-based proton acceleration experiments at the ALLS facility using a 200 TW high intensity laser system
Author(s): S. Fourmaux; S. Buffechoux; B. Albertazzi; S. Gnedyuk; L. Lecherbourg; S. Payeur; P. Audebert; D. Houde; R. Marjoribanks; F. Martin; H. Pépin; J. Fuchs; J. C. Kieffer
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Performance and limitations of quasi-phase matching semiconductor waveguides with picosecond pulses
Author(s): Sean J. Wagner; S. Chaitanya Kumar; Omid Kokabee; Barry M. Holmes; Usman Younis; Majid Ebrahim Zadeh; David C. Hutchings; Amr S. Helmy; J. Stewart Aitchison
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Tuning the photonic band structure of lattices with cylindrical shell rod
Author(s): Kaisar R. Khan; Trevor J. Hall
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On the performance of fabricated third order laterally coupling distributed feedback 1310nm lasers
Author(s): Kais Dridi; Henry Schriemer; Karin Hinzer; Trevor Hall
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Design of a spectrometer for all-reflective optics-based line scan Fourier domain optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Mohammad Kamal; Narayanswamy Sivakumar; Muthukumaran Packirisamy
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Relative hardness measurement of soft objects by a new fiber optic sensor
Author(s): Roozbeh Ahmadi; Pranav Ashtaputre; Jana Abou Ziki; Javad Dargahi; Muthukumaran Packirisamy
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A low temperature fabrication process utilizing FIB implantation for CMOS compatible photovoltaic cells
Author(s): Jasbir N. Patel; Clinton Landrock; Badr Omrane; Bozena Kaminska; Bonnie L. Gray
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Silica-on-silicon (SOS)-PDMS platform integrated lab-on-a-chip (LOC) for quantum dot applications
Author(s): Jayan Ozhikandathil; Muthukumaran Packirisamy
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Yield analysis for high-speed 1310nm distributed feedback lasers
Author(s): Jukka Karinen; Antti Laakso; Mihail Dumitrescu
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Virtual prototyping and optimization of novel solar cell designs
Author(s): James Pond; Mitsunori Kawano
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Characterization of the ambipolar transport properties of polymer-based organic photoconductor by non-steady-state photo-EMF technique
Author(s): A. Sanchez Juarez; K. Aleman; M. Espinosa; A. Kosarev; S. Mansurova; S. Koeber; K. Meerholz
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Signal-to-noise ratio performance for detection systems of quantum dot multiplexed optical encoding
Author(s): K. C Goss; M. E. Potter; G. G. Messier
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Functionalized single wall carbon nanotubes improve the properties of polymer solar cells
Author(s): H. Derbal-Habak; C. Bergeret; J. Cousseau; J. M. Nunzi
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Study of high temperature stable fiber Bragg gratings fabricated in silica based fiber
Author(s): Christopher W. Smelser; Dan Grobnic; Stephen J. Mihailov
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Analytical and comparative study of LPGs manufactured using electric-arc and UV micromachining methods
Author(s): Daniel Brabant; Mateusz Smietana; Wojtek J. Bock; Daniella Niyonkuru
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Problem of Talbot self-images localization: adaptive photo-EMF-based detector vs. CCD-based methods
Author(s): Ileana Guízar-Iturbide; Luis Gerardo de la Fraga; Ponciano Rodríguez-Montero; Svetlana Mansurova
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Analysis of originating ultra-short optical dissipative solitary pulses in the actively mode-locked semiconductor heterolasers with an external fiber cavity
Author(s): Alexandre S. Shcherbakov; Joaquin Campos Acosta; Alicia Pons Aglio; Pedro Moreno Zarate; Svetlana Mansurova
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Polarization dependent coupling of whispering gallery modes in microspheres
Author(s): G. Adamovsky; S. Wrbanek; B. Floyd; M. Crotty
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Modeling and simulation of triple junction solar cells
Author(s): Gilbert Arbez; Jeffrey Wheeldon; Alexandre Walker; Karin Hinzer; Henry Schriemer
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Semiclassical coupled wave theory for 1D absorptive photonic crystals
Author(s): G. V. Morozov; D. W. L. Sprung; J. Martorell
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Influence of polymer:sensitizer ratio on photoelectric properties of organic composite photoconductor
Author(s): K. Aleman; A. Sanchez Juarez; A. Kosarev; S. Mansurova; S. Koeber; K. Meerholz
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Characterizing the parameters of ultra-short optical dissipative solitary pulses in the actively mode-locked semiconductor laser with an external fiber cavity
Author(s): Alexandre S. Shcherbakov; Joaquin Campos Acosta; Pedro Moreno Zarate; Svetlana Mansurova; Yurij V. Il'in; Il'ya S. Tarasov
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Detection of acrolein and acrylonitrile with a pulsed room temperature quantum cascade laser
Author(s): J. Manne; W. Jäger; J. Tulip
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Toward a hybridization assay using fluorescence resonance energy transfer and quantum dots immobilized in microfluidic channels
Author(s): Anthony J. Tavares; Eleonora Petryayeva; W. Russ Algar; Lu Chen; Ulrich J. Krull
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Tunable mode-locked fiber laser with a highly dispersive cavity
Author(s): Jean Filion; Michel Olivier; Bryan Burgoyne; Alain Villeneuve; Michel Piché
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Depth and extent of gold nanorod photothermal conversion in tissue-mimicking phantoms
Author(s): Nisha Sharma; Esther Kim; Michelle Belton; Jeffrey J. L. Carson
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Development of a hand-held 3D photoacoustic imaging system for breast cancer detection
Author(s): Hazem Al-Aabed; Michael Roumeliotis; Jeffrey J. L. Carson
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Hyperspectral optical imaging of tissues using silicon micromachined microchannel arrays
Author(s): Fartash Vasefi; Astrid Chamson-Reig; Bozena Kaminska; Jeffrey Carson
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Fast simulation of all orders of multiple-scattered light in swept source optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Aladin Kasem; Colin Gilmore; Joe LoVetri; Stephen Pistorius; Sherif Sherif
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