Nanoscale Interfaces

Electronic integration is crucial to a wide range of nanoscale sensor, communications, and computing applications, usually being the limiting factor for performance. Many nanoscale-systems only become feasible when expertise in nanotechnology is combined with device, circuit and systems-level electronics. We are studying the integration of nanotechnology with electronic integrated circuits, particularly for carbon-nanotube (CNT) based sensors, electrical interfaces to high-performance photonic signal processing chips, characterizing low-temperature devices for quantum applications, and the application of FPGAs to quantum control.

References

Some of our work in this area include:

[1] C. Xiong, X. Zhang, Z. Liu, M.J. Collins, A. Mahendra, L.G. He, M.J. Steel, D.-Y. Choi, C.J. Chae, P.H.W. Leong, and B.J. Eggleton. Active temporal multiplexing of indistinguishable heralded single photons. Nature Communications, 7(10853), 2016. (doi:10.1038/ncomms10853)

[2] Mengxing Ouyang, W.J. Li, P.H.W. Leong, and Ka Wai Wong. Improving carbon nanotubes sensor time response and responsivity using constant-power activation. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 11(3):624–632, May 2012. 

[3] Mandy L. Y. Sin, Gary C. T. Chow, Gary M. K. Wong, Wen J. Li, Philip H. W. Leong, and Ka Wai Wong. Ultra-low-power alcohol vapor sensors using chemically functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 6(5):571–577, September 2007.