Levent Degertekin

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Solid-phase crystallization for polysilicon thin-film transistors (TFT’s) is generally limited by a tradeoff between throughput and device performance. Larger grains require lower crystallization temperatures, and hence, longer crystallization times. In this letter, a novel crystallization technique is presented which increases both throughput and device(More)
We designed and fabricated a dynamic receive beamformer integrated circuit (IC) in 0.35-μm CMOS technology. This beamformer IC is suitable for integration with an annular array transducer for high-frequency (30-50 MHz) intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging. The beamformer IC consists of receive preamplifiers, an analog dynamic delay-and-sum beamformer,(More)
To my wife Meadow. Thank you for giving me up to long hours and late nights in lab. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank my parents for their continued love and support throughout all my life and all my academic endeavors. Without them, I would not have made it this far. I would especially like to thank Dr. Paul Hasler, my advisor. He has been a constant(More)
This paper describes a low-power approach to capacitive sensing that achieves a high signal-to-noise ratio. The circuit is composed of a capacitive feedback charge amplifier and a charge adaptation circuit. Without the adaptation circuit, the charge amplifier only consumes 1 μW to achieve the audio band SNR of 69.34dB. An adaptation scheme using(More)
The Reconfigurable Smart Sensory Chip (RSSC) is a powerful tool for fast prototyping sensory microsystems. Innovative design ideas can be quickly realized and tested in hardware without doing time-consuming and expensive silicon fabrication. The RSSC is a large-scale floating-gate based IC containing 8 universal sensor interface blocks, each of which can be(More)
An active control method is proposed and demonstrated to improve grating-based laser interferometry to achieve low-noise (subpicometer resolution) and multiwavelength unambiguous range of operation simultaneously. The method modifies a recurrent calibration-based path stabilization algorithm to extract high-resolution and low-resolution data in parallel.(More)
This paper describes a high signal-to-noise ratio capacitive sensing circuit topology based on a capacitive feedback charge amplifier with high power and area efficiency. When the circuit is used in an audio MEMS sensor, 78.6dB SNR in audio band is measured with less than 0.5 muW power consumption. With a MOS-BJT pseudo-resistor feedback scheme, this(More)
Atomic force microscopy (AFM)-based dynamic force spectroscopy of single molecular interactions involves characterizing unbinding/unfolding force distributions over a range of pulling speeds. Owing to their size and stiffness, AFM cantilevers are adversely affected by hydrodynamic forces, especially at pulling speeds >10 μm/s, when the viscous drag becomes(More)