Research & Scholarship

The research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure a vibrant and engaged learning environment. Recent research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Abstracts

Ahoujja, M., Kang, S., Hamilton, S., Yeo, Y. K., Kouvetakis, J., Mendez, J. (2012). "Electrical characterization of SiGeSn grown on Ge substrate using ultra high vacuum chemical vapor deposition." (1st ed., vol. 57). College Park, Maryland: Bulletin of the American Physical Society, March 2012.

Brown, G. J., Haugan, H. J., Elhamri, S., Mitchel, W. C., Mahalingam, K., Szmulowicz, F. (2012). "Electrical and Optical Studies on InAs/InGaSb VLWIR Superlattices." Chicago, IL: Extended Abstract: 11th international conference on Infrared Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices.

Steenbergen, E. H., Cellek, O. O., Ouyang, L., Smith, D. J., Zhang, Y. H., Elhamri, S., Lubyshev, D., Qiu, Y., Fastenau, J. M., Liu, A. W. K (2012). "InAs/InAs1-xSbx superlattices on GaSb substrates: a promising alternative type-II superlattice infrared material system." Chicago, IL: Extended Abstract: 11th international conference on Infrared Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices.

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Contracts

Hallinan, K. P. (Principal), Brecha, R. J. (Co-Principal). “Commercial Building Recommissioning Program.” Sponsored by Vectren, $175,000. (August 2009 - December 2013).

Powers, P. E. (Principal), Haus, J. W. (Co-Principal). “Support for SAIC ALTAR program.” Sponsored by SAIC (Subcontract to AFRL), $67,646. (August 30, 2012 - August 31, 2013).

Powers, P. E. (Principal), Haus, J. W. (Co-Principal). “sub-task for Thermal Protection System.” Sponsored by AFRL, $105,000. (February 24, 2011 - June 30, 2012).

Smith, T. B. (Principal). “Physics of Flight Field Trip.” Sponsored by Chaminade College Preparatory School, $26,000. (November 14, 2012 - November 16, 2012).

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Grant

Smith, T. B. (Co-Principal), Basista, B. (Co-Principal), Teed, R. (Co-Principal), Tomlin, J. (Co-Principal), Schen, M. (Co-Principal), Hundley, S. (Co-Principal). “Earth, Life, and Physical Science Professional Development Project for Grades 5-12 Teachers.” Sponsored by Ohio Board of Regents, $193,609. (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012).

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Invited Lectures & Addresses

Boeckl, J., Lu, W., Mitchel, W., Eyink, K., Smith, H., Elhamri, S. “Growth of Graphene Architectures on SiC.” Diffusion in Solids and Liquids (DSL2012), Istanbul, Turkey. (June 1, 2012).

Brecha, R. J. “Renewable Energy is not the future – it is now.” Pub Science, Boonshoft Museum, Dayton, Ohio. (October 8, 2012).

Brecha, R. J. “Mitigating Climate Change and Protecting the Oceans.” Wright State Honors Symposium, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. (March 2, 2012).

Powers, P. E. “Narrow-band and broad-band terahertz generation.” 12th Workshop on Modern Optics, National Institute of Astrophysics Optics and Electronics, Puebla, Mexico. (April 10, 2012).

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Journal Articles

Bauer, N., Brecha, R. J., Luderer, G. (2012). "Nuclear renaissance or exit? The economics of nuclear power policies in a carbon constrained world." PNAS, 109(42), 16805-16810.

Brecha, R. J. (2012). "Logistic Curves, Extraction Costs and Peak Oil." Energy Policy, 51, 586-597.

Chong, A., Liu, H., Nie, B., Bale, B. G., Wabnitz, S., Renninger, W. H., Dantus, M., Wise, F. W. (2012). "Pulse generation without gain-bandwidth limitation in a laser with self-similar evolution." Optics Express, 20(13), 14213-14220.

Gea-Banacloche, J. R., Pedrotti, L. M. (2012). "Single-photon, cavity-mediated gates: Detuning, losses, and nonadiabatic effects." Physical Review A, 86(5), 052311-1 to 052311-10.

Haugan, H. J., Brown, G. J., Elhamri, S., Mitchel, W. C., Mahalingam, K., Kim, M., Noe, G. T., Ogden, N. E., Kono, J. (2012). "Impact of growth temperature on InAs/GaInSb strained layer superlattices for very long wavelength infrared detection." Applied Physics Letters, 101, 171105.

Haugan, H. J., Brown, G. J., Elhamri, S., Pacley, S., Olson, B. V., Boggess, T. F. (2012). "Post growth Annealing Study on LWIR InAs/GaSb Superlattices." Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 053113.

Nehmetallah, G., Aylo, R., Powers, P. E., Sarangan, A. M., Gao, J., Li, H., Achari, A., Banerjee, P. P. (2012). "Co-sputtered SiC + Ag nanomixtures as visible wavelength negative index metamaterials." Optics Express, 20, 7095-7100.

Nie, B., Saytashev, I., Chong, A., Liu, H., Arkhipov, S. N., Wise, F. W., Dantus, M. (2012). "Multimodal microscopy with sub-30 fs Yb fiber laser oscillator." Biomedical Optics Express, 3(7), 1750-1756.

Park, J. H., Mitchel, W. C., Elhamri, S., Back, T. C. (2012). "Effect of in-situ oxygen on the electronic properties of graphene grown by carbon molecular beam epitaxy." Applied Physics Letters, 100, 133107.

Renjie, Z., Zhan, Q., Powers, P. E., Baldemar, I.-E., Haus, J. W. (2012). "An all fiber based Talbot self-imaging mirror device for phase-locking of a multi-fiber laser." European Optical Society, 7, 12012-1through 12012-6.

Renninger, W. H., Chong, A., Wise, F. W. (2012). "Pulse shaping and evolution in normal-dispersion mode-locked fiber lasers." IEEE journal of selected topics in quantum electronics, 18(1), 389-398.

Ru, M.-Y., Yeo, Y. K., Ahoujja, M., Harris, T., R. B., Kouvetakis, J. (2012). "Degenerate parallel conducting layer and conductivity type conversion observed from p-Ge1−ySny (y=0.06%) grown on n-Si substrate." Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 131111 (2012).

Zhou, B. B., Chong, A., Wise, F. W., Bache, M. (2012). "Ultrafast and octave spanning optical nonlinearities from strongly phase mismatched quadratic interactions." Physical Review Letters, 109(043902).

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Papers

Ahoujja, M., Kang, S., Hamilton, M., Yeo, Y. K., Kouvetakis, J., Menendez, J. “Electrical characterization of SiGeSn grown on Ge substrate using ultra high vacuum chemical vapor deposition.” American Physical Society March Meeting, American Physical Society, Boston. (February 27, 2012).

Brown, G. J., Haugan, H. J., Elhamri, S., Mitchel, W. C., Mahalingam, K., Szmulowicz, F. “Electrical and Optical Studies on InAs/InGaSb VLWIR Superlattices.” 11th International Conference on Infrared Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices (MIOMD-XI), Chicago. (September 6, 2012).

Haugan, H. J., Brown, G. J., Elhamri, S., Grazulis, L., Olson, B. V., Boggess, T. F., Noe, G. T., Kono, J. “Annealing effect on the long wavelength infrared InAs/GaSb Superlattice materials.” SPIE Photonics and Optics Conference on Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications II,, SPIE, San Diego, CA.. (August 12, 2012).

Haus, J. W., Dapore, B., Miller, N., Banerjee, P. P., Nehmetallah, G., Powers, P. E., McManamon, P. “Instantaneously captured images using multiwavelength digital holography.” SPIE Interferometry XVI: Techniques and Analysis, SPIE, San Diego. (September 25, 2012).

Lu, W., Elhamri, S., Grazulis, L., Landis, G., Mitchel, W. C., Boeckl, J. “Effect of Graphitization on Electronic Properties of Graphene on SiC (0001).” MRS Spring Meeting, MRS, San Francisco, CA. (April 9, 2012).

Mou, S., Abeysinghe, D., Kim, S. N., Boeckl, J., Lu, W., Park, J. H., Elhamri, S., Grazulis, L., Chen, K. H., Chen, L. C., Tetlak, S., Brown, G. J., Mitchel, W. C. “Towards Graphene Photonics and Plasmonics.” 9th Taiwan-USAF Nanoscience Workshop, Kenting, Taiwan. (April 18, 2012).

Mou, S., Asel, T. J., Elhamri, S., Tomich, D., Mitchel, W. C. “Comparison of epitaxial graphene on Si-face and C-face 6H SiC.” Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium, Dayton. (March 6, 2012).

Park, J., Mou, S., Boeckl, J., Eyink, K., Mitchel, W., Grazulis, L., Landis, G., Elhamri, S. “In-situ Control of Carrier Type and Bandgap during Growth of Graphene by CMBE.” Electronic Materials Conference, Pennsylvania State University. (June 20, 2012).

Powers, P. E., Haus, J. W. “Improving the Performance of Difference Frequency THz Generation in Waveguides.” OSA Optical sensors topical meeting, Optical Society of America, Monterey, CA. (June 24, 2012).

Steenbergen, E. H., Cellek, O. O., Ouyang, L., Smith, D. J., Zhang, Y. H., Elhamri, S., Lubyshev, D., Qiu, Y., Fastenau, J. M., Liu, A. W. K. “InAs/InAs1-xSbx superlattices on GaSb substrates: a promising alternative type-II superlattice infrared material system.” 11th International Conference on Infrared Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices (MIOMD-XI), Chicago, IL. (September 6, 2012).

Steenbergen, E. H., Connelly, B., Grace D. Metcalfe, G. D., Shen, P. H., Wraback, M., Lubyshev, D., Qiu, Y., Fastenau, J., Liu, A. W.K., Elhamri, S., Cellek, O. O., Zhang, Y. H. “Study of the minority carrier lifetime in mid-wavelength infrared InAs/InAs1-xSbx.” SPIE Photonics and Optics Conference on Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications II,, SPIE, San Diego, CA. (August 15, 2012).

Szmulowicz, F., Haugan, H., Elhamri, S., Brown, G. “Vertical and Horizontal Mobilities in InAs/GaSb Superlattices as a Function of Temperature.” Quantum Structured Infrared Photodetector International Conference, Cargese,Corsica, France. (June 17, 2012).

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Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

Banerjee, P. P., Aylo, R., Nehmetallah, G., Li, H., Powers, P. E., Sarangan, A. M. (2012). Invited paper: "Binary nanoparticle dispersed metamaterial implementation and characterization." (vol. 8268, pp. 9). Bellingham: SPIE.

Chong, A., Liu, H., Nie, B., Bale, B. G., Wabnitz, S., Dantus, M., Renninger, W., Wise, F. W. (2012). "Ultrabroadband mode-locked laser based on self-similar amplification." Washington D. C.: Nonlinear Photonics.

Chong, A., Liu, H., Nie, B., Bale, B. G., Wabnitz, S., Renninger, W. H., Dantus, M., Wise, F. W. (2012). "Mode-locked fiber laser without gain-bandwidth limitation." (pp. FW2A.2). Washington D. C.: Frontier in Optics/Laser Science (FiO/LS).

Fomin, N., Smith, T. B., The NPDGamma Collaboration (2012). "First results from the NPDGamma Experiment at the Spallation Neutron Source." St. Petersburg, FL: Proceedings from CIPANP 2012.

Haugan, H. J., Brown, G. J., Elhamri, S., Olson, B. V., Boggess, T. F., Pacley, S. (2012). "Annealing effect on the long wavelength infrared InAs/GaSb Superlattice materials." (vol. 8512, pp. 85120K). Bellingham, WA: SPIE, Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications II.

Haus, J. W., Dapore, B., Miller, N. J., Banerjee, P. P., Nehmetallah, G., Powers, P. E., McManamon, P. (2012). "Instantaneously captured images using multiwavelength digital holography." (vol. 8493, pp. 84930W). Bellingham, WA: SPIE.

Li, H., Wan, C., Chong, A., Wise, F. W. (2012). "Three-dimensional intensity and temporal phase measurement of the Airy-Bessel wave packet." (pp. FW1A). Washington D. C.: Frontier in Optics/Laser Science (FiO/LS). opticsinfobase.org

Powers, P. E., Haus, J. W. (2012). Improving the performance of difference frequency THz generation in waveguides (pp. Paper SW4c.7). Washington, DC: Optical Society of America.

Steenbergen, E. H., Connelly, B. C., Metcalfe, G. D., Shen, H., Wraback, M., Lubyshev, D., Qiu, Y., Fastenau, J. M., Liu, A. W.K., Elhamri, S., Cellek, O. O., Y.-H. Zhang, Y. H. (2012). "Temperature-dependent minority carrier lifetimes of InAs/InAs1-xSbx type-II superlattices." (vol. 8512, pp. 85120L-1). Bellingham, WA: SPIE, Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications II.

Zhou, B. B., Chong, A., Wise, F. W., Bache, M. (2012). "High energy few cycle pulses directly generated from strongly phase mismatched lithium niobate crystal." (pp. QM4E.3). Washington D. C.: Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS).

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Patents

Chong, A., Wise, F. W. and Renninger, W. H. (2012) “Mode-locked fiber laser based on narrowband optical spectral filtering and amplifier similaritons.” U.S. Patent No. 2012037960. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Chong, A., Zhou, S., Kuznetsova, L., and Wise, F.W. (2012) “Nonlinear chirped pulse fiber amplifier with pulse compression.” U.S. Patent No. 8154793. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Posters

Boeckl, J., Lu, W., Mitchel, W., Eyink, K., Elhamri, S., Smith, H., Grazulis, L., Landis, G. “Role of Oxygen in Growth of Epitaxial Graphene.” Nanotechnology for Defense, Nanotechnology for Defense, Summerlin, Nevada. (August 6, 2012).

Powers, P. E., Haus, J. W., Ye, C., Shi, W., Chavez-Pirson, A. “Modeling parametric waveguide terahertz generation.” SPIE Photonics West, Nonlinear frequency generation and conversion: devices and applications XI, SPIE, San Francisco. (January 24, 2012).

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Presentation

Sarangan, A. M., Banerjee, P. P., Aylo, R., Nehmetallah, G., Powers, P. E., Li, H. “Binary nanoparticle dispersed metamaterial implementation and characterization.” SPIE Photonics West Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices IX, SPIE. (January 23, 2012).

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Workshop

Powers, P. E. “Fundamentals of nonlinear optics.” Photonics West, SPIE, San Francisco. (January 22, 2012).

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