Presentations

    Femtosecond laser texturing and doping of metals and semiconductors for solar harvesting, at SPIE Optics and Photonics (San Diego, CA), Thursday, August 16, 2012:
    Shining intense, ultrashort laser pulses on the surface of a crystalline silicon wafer drastically changes the optical, material and electronic properties of the wafer. The resulting textured surface is highly absorbing and looks black to the eye. The properties of this 'black silicon' make it useful for a wide range of commercial devices. In particular, we have been able to fabricate highly-sensitive PIN photodetectors using this material. The sensitivity extends to wavelengths of 1600 nm making them particularly useful for applications in communications and remote sensing.
    Non-equilibrium materials by fs-laser texturing and hyperdoping of silicon, at AFOSR Ultrashort Pulse Laser-Matter Interactions PI Review (Arlington, VA), Thursday, June 2, 2016:
    Ultrafast-laser hyperdoped semiconductors have begun to be utilized for optoelectronic applications, but there is a need to better understand their fundamental physical properties. In this presentation, we discuss recent work on the basic science of ultrafast-laser structuring, time-resolved melting, resolidification, and hyperdoping, and the optical and electronic properties hyperdoped silicon. These aspects of ultrafast-laser hyperdoped semiconductors are central to hyperdoped materials science and device design.