Simone Borri

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In this paper we present an exhaustive analysis of resistive-open defect in core-cell of SRAM memories. These defects that appear more frequently in VDSM technologies induce a modification of the timing within the memory (delay faults). Among the faults induce by such resistive-open defects there are static and dynamic read destructive fault (RDF),(More)
A comprehensive investigation of the frequency-noise spectral density of a free-running midinfrared quantum-cascade laser is presented for the first time. It provides direct evidence of the leveling of this noise down to a white-noise plateau, corresponding to an intrinsic linewidth of a few hundred hertz. The experiment is in agreement with the most recent(More)
This paper presents the results of resistive-open defect insertion in different locations of Infineon 0.13 μm embedded-SRAM with the main purpose of verifying the presence of dynamic faults. This study is based on the injection of resistive defects as their presence in VDSM technologies is more and more frequent. Electrical simulations have been performed(More)
We study the time dependence of the optical power emitted by terahertz and mid-IR quantum cascade lasers in presence of optical reinjection and demonstrate unprecedented continuous wave (CW) emission stability for strong feedback. We show that the absence of coherence collapse or other CW instabilities typical of diode lasers is inherently associated with(More)
The frequency of a DFB quantum cascade laser (QCL) emitting at 4.3 microm has been long-term stabilized to the Lamb-dip center of a CO2 ro-vibrational transition by means of first-derivative locking to the saturated absorption signal. Thanks to the non-linear sum-frequency generation (SFG) process with a fiber-amplified Nd:YAG laser, the QCL mid-infrared(More)
This paper presents an analysis of dynamic faults in core-cell of SRAM memories. These faults are the consequence of resistive-open defects that appear more frequently in VDSM technologies. In particular, the study concentrates on those defects that generate dynamic Read Destructive Faults, dRDFs. In this paper, we demonstrate that read or write operations(More)
This paper presents a new March test solution for detection of ADOFs (Address Decoder Open Faults), and resistive-ADOFs that are the consequence of resistive-open defects in address decoders of SRAM memories. In this study, we briefly analyze the test conditions and the March test requirements for these particular faults and we introduce some modifications(More)
A compact widely-tunable fiber-coupled sensor for trace gas detection of hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) in the mid infrared is reported. The sensor is based on an external-cavity quantum cascade laser (EC-QCL) tunable between 7.6 and 8.3 μm wavelengths coupled into a single-mode hollow-core waveguide. Quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy has been selected as(More)
The frequency-noise power spectral density of a room-temperature distributed-feedback quantum cascade laser emitting at λ = 4.36 μm has been measured. An intrinsic linewidth value of 260 Hz is retrieved, in reasonable agreement with theoretical calculations. A noise reduction of about a factor 200 in most of the frequency interval is also found, with(More)
We report on the generation of coherent mid-infrared radiation around 5.85 μm by difference frequency generation (DFG) of a continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm and a diode laser at 1301 nm in an orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP) crystal. We provide the first characterization of the linear, thermo-optic, and nonlinear properties of OP-GaP(More)