EECS Presents 6 Papers at SPIE Photonics West 2015; Iman Hassani Nia Receives Student Travel Grant

A contingent of EECS Students & Faculty have presented their research at SPIE Photonics West 2015, held February 10-12 in San Francisco, CA.

A contingent of EECS Students & Faculty have presented their research at SPIE Photonics West 2015, held February 10-12 in San Francisco, CA.

Due to the significant impact of his research for semiconductor laser cooling, EECS Ph.D. Student Iman Hassani Nia was awarded the prestigious SPIE Travel Grant to present his work, titled, "Photoluminescence study of suspended MQW structures for laser refrigeration purposes" on behalf of the laser cooling society.

SPIE Photonics West is the #1 laser, photonics, and biomedical optics conference in the world, with 20,000 attendees, two exhibitions, 1,250 exhibiting companies, and 4,700 papers.

View full list of conference presenters from EECS, below:

1. Abbas Haddadi, Ph.D. Student - "High-performance dual-band mid-/long-wavelength infrared InAs/InAsSb type-II superlattice-based photodetectors for medical thermography applications"

(won the Best Paper Award for the Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research)

2. Guanxi (Andy) Chen, Ph.D. Student - "Worldʼs first pMp superlattice photodetectors enables high operating temperature infrared imaging"
(won the Best Paper Award for the Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research)

3. David Heydari, Undergraduate Student - "High-power quantum cascade lasers with angled cavities"
(won the Best Paper Award for the Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research)

4. Neelanjan Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D. Student - "Broadband quantum cascade laser tunable from 6.1 to 10.2μm"
(won the Best Paper Award for the Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research)

5. Dr. Yanbo Bai, Research Assistant Professor - "High-power continuous-wave surface-emitting quantum cascade ring laser in fundamental mode operation"

6. Dr. Quanyong Lu, Postdoc - "High-power mid-IR frequency comb quantum cascade laser source"

SPIE Travel Grant Recipient Iman Hassani Nia in San Francisco, CASPIE Travel Grant Recipient Iman Hassani Nia in San Francisco, CA