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Graduate Exam Abstract


Tim Erickson

Ph.D. Preliminary

May 9, 2013, 10 am

ECE Conference Room

Optimization of the LEAC Optoelectronic Sensor: Modeling, Design, Fabrication, and Validation for Real-Time Sensing with Multi-Analyte Capability


Abstract: Design, modeling, fabrication, and experimental validation of Local Evanescent Array Coupled (LEAC) sensor is presented. The LEAC sensor is a waveguide-based, CMOS-compatible lab-on-a-chip sensor, which has recently been demonstrated for real-time refractive index measurements. Furthermore, multi-analyte capability has been demonstrated on a single waveguide. Device performance is discussed alongside plans for future research work, which leverages the chip's high sensitivity and small footprint for both environmental and biological sensing applications.

Adviser: Dr. Kevin Lear
Co-Adviser: N/A
Non-ECE Member: Dr. Jacob Roberts
Member 3: Dr. George Collins, Dr. Kevin Lear, Dr. Branislav Notaros
Addional Members: N/A

Publications:
Erickson, T., and K. Lear. "Optimization of the Local Evanescent Array-Coupled Optoelectronic Sensing Chip for Enhanced, Portable, Real-Time Sensing." IEEE Sensors, 2013 (in press)

Yan, R., Scott Lynn, N., Kingry, L. C., Yi, Z., Erickson, T., Slayden, R. A., ... & Lear, K. L. (2012). Detection of virus-like nanoparticles via scattering using a chip-scale optical biosensor. Applied Physics Letters, 101(16), 161111-161111.


Program of Study:
ECE799
ECE504
ECE512
ECE642
ECE695
PH521
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