Vladimir Liberman

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We discuss an anodization technique for a Nb superconductive-electronics-fabrication process that results in an improvement in critical-current-density uniformity across a 150-mm-diameter wafer. We outline the anodization process and describe the metrology techniques used to determine the NbO thickness grown. In the work described, we performed critical(More)
We report a technique to measure the mid-infrared photothermal response induced by a tunable quantum cascade laser in the neat liquid crystal 4-octyl-4'-cyanobiphenyl (8CB), without any intercalated dye. Heterodyne detection using a Ti:sapphire laser of the response in the solid, smectic, nematic and isotropic liquid crystal phases allows direct detection(More)
Transmission loss during irradiation remains the critical limitation for polymer pellicle materials at 157 nm. In this work we establish a framework for calculating the necessary pellicle lifetime as well as a test methodology for evaluating the laser durability of candidate polymer films. We examine the role of key extrinsic environmental variables in(More)
Surface enhanced Raman scattering was discovered over 30 years ago, when it was noted that the usually weak molecular Raman scattering cross section was increased by orders of magnitude in the vicinity of metal surfaces. [ 1 , 2 ] Despite the early reports of single-molecule detection, [ 3 ] the promise of the technique as the basis for portable chemical(More)
VOLUME 14, NUMBER 2, 2003 LINCOLN LABORATORY JOURNAL 221 O  ,   of patterning, has enabled semiconductor devices to progressively shrink since the inception of integrated circuits more than three decades ago. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the trend of miniaturization continued unabated and even accelerated. Current(More)
Ferroelectric domain inversion has been demonstrated in BaMgF(4) . Transparency has been measured to <140nm, and no change in transmission was measured under 157-nm irradiation for >1.1x10(9) shots at 2mJ/cm(2) per pulse. First-order quasi-phase-matched generation of 157 nm is predicted by use of grating periods as long as 1.5mum. This material should(More)
We present an approach for rational design and optimization of plasmonic arrays for ultrasensitive surface enhanced infrared absorption (SEIRA) spectroscopy of specific protein analytes. Motivated by our previous work that demonstrated sub-attomole detection of surface-bound silk fibroin [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106, 19227 (2009)], we introduce here a(More)
We have established a method to quantify and optimize the plasmonic behavior of aluminum thin films by coupling spectroscopic ellipsometry into surface plasmon polaritons using a liquid prism cell in a modified Otto configuration. This procedure was applied to Al thin films deposited by four different methods, as well as to single crystal Al substrates, to(More)
Nanostencil lithography has a number of distinct benefits that make it an attractive nanofabrication processes, but the inability to fabricate features with nanometer precision has significantly limited its utility. In this paper, we describe a nanostencil lithography process that provides sub-15 nm resolution even for 40-nm thick structures by using a(More)
Citation Letz, M. et al. " Temperature-dependent Urbach tail measurements of lutetium aluminum garnet single crystals. Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this(More)