Selected Publications


Quantum Information Science

Superconducting Circuit Fabrication

S. Tolpygo, V. Bolkhovsky, T. Weir, L. Johnson, M. Gouker, W. Oliver, Fabrication process and properties of fully planarized deep-submicron Nb/Al-AlOx/Nb Josephson junctions for VLSI Circuits; IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., Vol. 25, No. 3, June 2015.

S. Tolpygo, V. Bolkhovsky, T. Weir, C. Galbraith, L. Johnson, M. Gouker, V. Semenov, Inductance of Circuit Structures for MIT LL Superconductor Electronics Fabrication Process With 8 Niobium Layers, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. Vol. 25, No. 3, June 2015.

Superconducting Qubits

S. Gustavsson, F. Yan, G. Catelani, J. Bylander, A. Kamal, J. Birenbaum, D. Hover, D. Rosenberg, G. Samach, A. P. Sears, S. Weber, J. L. Yoder, J. Clarke, A. J. Kerman, F. Yoshihara, Y. Nakamura, T. P. Orlando, W. D. Oliver, Suppressing relaxation in superconducting qubits by quasiparticle pumping; Science 354, 1573, 2016.

H. Ball, W. D. Oliver, M. J. Biercuk, The role of master clock instability in quantum information processing; Nature Quantum Information 2, 16033, 2016.

F. Yan, S. Gustavsson, A. Kamal, J. Birenbaum, A. P. Sears, D. Hover, T. J. Gudmundsen, D. Rosenberg, G. Samach, S. Weber, J. L. Yoder, T. P. Orlando, J. Clarke, A. J. Kerman, W. D. Oliver, The flux qubit revisited to enhance coherence and reproducibility; Nature Communications 7, 12964, 2016.

D.M. Toyli, A.W. Eddins, S. Boutin, S. Puri, D. Hover, V. Bolkhovsky, W. D. Oliver, A. Blais, I. Siddiqi, Resonance fluorescence from an artificial atom in squeezed vacuum; Phys. Rev. X 6, 031004, 2016.

C. Macklin, K. O’Brien, D. Hover, M. E. Schwartz, V. Bolkhovsky, X. Zhang, W. D. Oliver, I. Siddiqi, A near–quantum-limited Josephson traveling-wave parametric amplifier; Science 350, 307, 2015.

X.Y. Jin, A. Kamal, A. Sears, T. Gudmundsen, D. Hover, X. Miloshi, R. Slattery, Yan, F.; Yoder, J. Longenecker; T.P. Orlando, S. Gustavsson, W. Oliver, Thermal and residual excited-state population in a 3D transmon qubit; Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 114, No. 24, 19 June 2015.

W.D. Oliver and P.B. Welander, Materials in Superconducting Quantum Bits, MRS Bulletin 38, pp. 816–825, 2013.

A.J. Kerman, Flux-Charge Duality and Topological Quantum Phase Fluctuations in One-Dimensional Superconductors, New Journal of Physics 15, 105017, 2013.

A.J. Kerman, Quantum Information Processing Using Classical Interactions Between Solid-State Qubits and Electrical RresonatorsNew Journal of Physics 15, 123011, 2013.

F. Yan, S. Gustavsson, J. Bylander, X. Jin, F. Yoshihara, D.G. Cory, Y. Nakamura, T.P. Orlando, and W.D. Oliver, Rotating-Frame Relaxation as a Noise Spectrum Analyser of a Superconducting Qubit Undergoing Driven Evolution, Nature Communications 4, 2337, 2013.

S. Gustavsson, O. Zwier, J. Bylander, F. Yan, F. Yoshihara, Y. Nakamura, T.P. Orlando, and W.D. Oliver, Improving Quantum Gate Fidelities by Using a Qubit to Measure Microwave Pulse Distortions, Physical Review Letters 110, 040502, 2013.

S. Gustavsson, J. Bylander, and W.D. Oliver, Time-Reversal Symmetry and Universal Conductance Fluctuations in a Driven Two-Level System, Physical Review Letters 110, 016603, 2013.

S. Mostame, P. Rebentrost, A. Eisfeld, A.J. Kerman, D.I. Tsomokos, and A. Aspuru-Guzik, Quantum Simulator of an Open Quantum System Using Superconducting Qubits: Exciton Transport in Photosynthetic Complexes, New Journal of Physics, vol. 14, p. 105013, 2012.

S. Gustavsson, F. Yan, J. Bylander, F. Yoshihara, Y. Nakamura, T.P. Orlando, and W.D. Oliver, Dynamical Decoupling and Dephasing in Interacting Two-Level Systems, Physical Review Letters 109, 010502, 2012.

S. Gustavsson, J. Bylander, F. Yan, P. Forn-Díaz, V. Bolkhovsky, D. Braje, G. Fitch, K. Harrabi, D. Lennon, J. Miloshi, P. Murphy, R. Slattery, S. Spector, B. Turek, T. Weir, P.B. Welander, F. Yoshihara, D.G. Cory, Y. Nakamura, T.P. Orlando, and W.D. Oliver, Driven Dynamics and Rotary Echo of a Qubit Tunably Coupled to a Harmonic Oscillator, Physical Review Letters 108, 170503, 2012.

J. Bylander, S. Gustavsson, F. Yan, F. Yoshihara, K. Harrabi, G. Fitch, D.G. Cory, Y. Nakamura, J-S. Tsai, and W.D. Oliver, Dynamical Decoupling and Noise Spectroscopy with a Superconducting Flux Qubit, Nature Physics 7, 565, 2011.

A.J. Kerman, Metastable Superconducting Qubit, Physical Review Letters 104, 027002, 2010.

D.M. Berns, M.S. Rudner, S.O. Valenzuela, K.K. Berggren, W.D. Oliver, L.S. Levitov, and T.P. Orlando, Amplitude Spectroscopy of a Solid-State Artificial Atom, Nature 455, 51-57, 2008.

A.J. Kerman and W.D. Oliver, High-Fidelity Quantum Operations on Superconducting Qubits in the Presence of Noise, Physical Review Letters 101, 070501, 2008.

S.O. Valenzuela, W.D. Oliver, D.M. Berns, K.K. Berggren, L.S. Levitov, and T.P. Orlando, Microwave-Induced Cooling of a Superconducting Qubit, Science 314, 1589, 2006.

W.D. Oliver, Y. Yu, J.C. Lee, K. Berggren, L.S. Levitov, and T.P. Orlando, Mach-Zehnder Interferometry in a Strongly Driven Superconducting Qubit, Science 310, 5754, 2005.

Trapped-ion Qubits

R. McConnell, C. Bruzewicz, J. Chiaverini, J. Sage, Reduction of trapped-ion anomalous heating by in situ surface plasma cleaning; Phys. Rev. A, At. Mol. Opt. Phys., Vol. 92, No. 2, 020302, 2015.

C. Bruzewicz, J. Sage, J. Chiaverini, Measurement of ion motional heating rates over a range of trap frequencies and temperatures; Phys. Rev. A, At. Mol. Opt. Phys., Vol. 91, No. 4, April 2015.

J. Chiaverini and J.M. Sage, Insensitivity of the Rate of Ion Motional Heating to Trap Electrode Material over a Large Temperature Range, Physical Review A 89:012318, 2014.

J.M. Sage, A.J. Kerman, and J. Chiaverini, Loading of a Surface-Electrode Ion Trap from a Remote, Precooled Source, Physical Review A 86, 013417, 2012.

Quantum Sensing

S. DeSavage, D. Braje, J. Davis, F. Narducci, Increasing the coherence time in a magnetically-sensitive stimulated Raman transition in 85Rb; FIO 2014: Frontiers in Optics, 14 October 2014.

H. Clevenson, M.E. Trusheim, T. Schroder, C. Teale, D. Englund, and D. Braje, Broadband Magnetometry and Temperature Sensing with a Light Trapping Diamond Waveguide, Nature Physics, 11, 393-397, 2015.

D.A. Braje, S.A. Desavage, C.L. Adler, and F.A. Narducci, A Frequency Selective Atom Interferometer Magnetometer, Journal of Modern Optics 61, 2014.

D.A. Braje, C.L. Adler, J.P. Davis, and F.A. Narducci, A Tunable AC Atom Interferometer Magnetometer, Quantum Information and Measurement, 2013.

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Integrated Photonics

Monolithic Compound-Semiconductor PICs

P.W. Juodawlkis, J.J. Plant, M.A. Hollis, D.C. Oakley, A. Napoleone, W. Loh, J. Klamkin, F.J. O’Donnell, and S. Yegnanarayanan, Slab-Coupled Optical Waveguide (SCOW) Devices and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), Proceedings of the IEEE Photonics Conference, paper TuC1.1, 2013.

J.J. Plant, J. Klamkin, W. Loh, M.E. Grein, S. Yegnanarayanan, S.M. Madison, and P.W. Juodawlkis, Compact External-Cavity Semiconductor Mode-Locked Laser with Quantum-Well-Intermixed Modulator and Saturable Absorber, Proceedings of the IEEE Photonics Conference, paper ThK3, 2011.

P.W. Juodawlkis, J.J. Plant, W. Loh, L.J. Missaggia, F.J. O'Donnell, D.C. Oakley, A. Napoleone, J. Klamkin, J.T. Gopinath, D.J. Ripin, S. Gee, P.J. Delfyett, and J.P. Donnelly, High-Power, Low-Noise 1.5-mm Slab-Coupled Optical Waveguide (SCOW) Emitters: Physics, Devices, and Applications, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 17, pp. 1698–1714, 2011.

J. Klamkin, S.M. Madison, D.C. Oakley, A. Napoleone, F.J. O'Donnell, M. Sheehan, L.J. Missaggia, J.M. Caissie, J.J. Plant, and P.W. Juodawlkis, Uni-traveling-Carrier Variable Confinement Waveguide Photodiodes, Optics Express, vol. 19, pp. 10199–10205, 2011.

S.M. Madison, J.J. Plant, D.C. Oakley, D.C. Chapman, A. Napoleone, and P.W. Juodawlkis, Slab-Coupled Optical Waveguide Photodiode, Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2008.

J.J. Plant, J.T. Gopinath, B. Chann, D.J. Ripin, R.K. Huang, and P.W. Juodawlkis, 250-mW, 1.5-mm Monolithic Passively Mode-Locked Slab-Coupled Optical Waveguide Laser, Optics Letters, vol. 31, pp. 223–225, 2006.

P.W. Juodawlkis, F.J. O'Donnell, R.J. Bailey, J.J. Plant, K.G. Ray, D.C. Oakley, A. Napoleone, M.R. Watts, and G.E. Betts, InGaAsP/InP Quantum-Well Electrorefractive Modulators with Sub-volt Vpi, Proceedings of SPIE, Enabling Photonic Technologies for Aerospace Applications VI, vol. 5435, pp. 53–63, 2004.

Monolithic Silicon PICs

S. Spector and C. Sorace-Agaskar, Silicon Photonics Devices for Integrated Analog Signal Processing and Sampling, Nanophotonics, February 2014.

M.W. Geis, S.J. Spector, M.E. Grein, J.U. Yoon, and T.M. Lyszczarz, Near-Infrared Silicon Photodetectors, pp. 512–529 in Handbook of Silicon Photonics. Abington: Taylor and Francis, 2013.

A. Khilo, S.J. Spector, M.E. Grein, A.H. Nejadmalayeri, C.W. Holzwarth, M.Y. Sander, M.S. Dahlem, M.Y. Peng, M.W. Geis, N.A. DiLello, J.U. Yoon, A. Motamedi, and J.S. Orcutt, Photonic ADC: Overcoming the Bottleneck of Electronic Jitter, Optics Express, vol. 20, pp. 4454–4469, 2012.

S. Spector, A. Khilo, M. Peng, F. Kartner, and T. Lyszczarz, Thermally Tuned Dual 20-Channel Ring Resonator Filter Bank in SOI (Silicon-on-Insulator), 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO, 2011.

S. Spector, C. Sorace, M. Geis, M. Grein, J. Yoon, T. Lyszczarz, E. Ippen, and F. Kartner, Optimization of Silicon-Diode-Based Optical mModulators, Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 16, pp. 165–172, 2010.

S. Spector, M. Geis, G.-R. Zhou, M. Grein, F. Gan, M. Popovic, J. Yoon, D. Lennon, E. Ippen, F. Kärtner, and T. Lyszczarz, CMOS-Compatible Dual-Output Silicon Modulator for Analog Signal Processing, Optics Express, vol. 16, pp. 11027–11031, 2008.

G.-R. Zhou, M.W. Geis, S.J. Spector, F. Gan, M.E. Grein, R.T. Schulein, J.S. Orcutt, J.U. Yoon, D.M. Lennon, T.M. Lyszczarz, E.P. Ippen, and F.X. Kärtner, Effect of Carrier Llifetime on Forward-Biased Silicon Mach-Zehnder Modulators, Optics Express, vol. 16, pp. 5218–5226, 2008.

M. Geis, S. Spector, M. Grein, R. Schulein, J. Yoon, D. Lennon, C. Wynn, S. Palmacci, F. Gan, F. Kartner, and T. Lyszczarz, All Silicon Infrared Photodiodes: Photo Response and Effects of Processing Temperature, Optics Express, vol. 15, pp. 16886–16895, 2007.

M. Geis, S. Spector, M. Grein, R. Schulein, J. Yoon, D. Lennon, S. Deneault, F. Gan, F. Kaertner, and T. Lyszczarz, CMOS-Compatible All-Si High-Speed Waveguide Photodiodes with High Responsivity in Near-Infrared Communication BandIEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 19, pp. 152–154, 2007.

Hybrid PICs

P.W. Juodawlkis, R.B. Swint, L. Missaggia, M.K. Connors, J.J. Plant, M.A. Brattain, G.M. Smith, D.-R. Yost, C.L. Keast, J. Sun, E. Hosseini, J. Bradley, and M.R. Watts, Heterogeneous Integration of High-Power, Low-Noise Semiconductor Lasers onto a Silicon Platform, Proceedings of GOMACTech Conference, 2013.

R.B. Swint, S.J. Spector, C.L. Chen, J.J. Plant, T.M. Lyszczarz, and P.W. Juodawlkis, Waveguide Engineering for Hybrid Si / III-V Lasers and Amplifiers, Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), paper CTu2N.7, 2012.

D. Liang, D.C. Chapman, Y. Li, D.C. Oakley, A. Napoleone, P.W. Juodawlkis, C. Brubaker, C. Mann, H. Bar, O. Raday, and J.E. Bowers, Uniformity Study of Wafer-Scale InP-to-Silicon Hybrid Integration, Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, vol. 103, pp. 213–218, 2011.

W. Loh, F.J. O'Donnell, J.J. Plant, M.A. Brattain, L.J. Missaggia, and P.W. Juodawlkis, Packaged, High-Power, Narrow-Linewidth Slab-Coupled Optical Waveguide External-Cavity Laser (SCOWECL), IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 23, pp. 974–976, 2011.

D. Liang, J.E. Bowers, D.C. Oakley, A. Napoleone, D.C. Chapman, C.-L. Chen, P.W. Juodawlkis, and O. Raday, High-Quality 150-mm InP-to-Silicon Epitaxial Transfer for Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, vol. 12, pp. H101–H104, 2009.

Microwave Photonic Subsystems

S. Yegnanarayanan, R.G. Drangmeister, R. Stiffler, J.J. Plant, S.J. Spector, L.M.  Johnson, and P.W. Juodawlkis, High-Dynamic-Range Wide-Bandwidth Optical-Comb-Based Coherent Photonic Downconverter for Dense Signal Environments, Proceedings of GOMACTech Conference, 2014.

W. Loh, S. Yegnanarayanan, J. Klamkin, S.M. Duff, J.J. Plant, F.J. O'Donnell, and P.W. Juodawlkis, Amplifier-Free Slab-Coupled Optical Waveguide Optoelectronic Oscillator Systems, Optics Express, vol. 20, pp. 19590–19598, 2012.

W. Loh, S. Yegnanarayanan, R.J. Ram, and P.W. Juodawlkis, Super-Homogeneous Saturation of Microwave-Photonic Gain in Optoelectronic Oscillator System, IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 4, pp. 1256-1266, 2012.

S. Yegnanarayanan, L.M.  Johnson, J. J. Plant, W. Loh, and P.W. Juodawlkis, High Dynamic Range Suppressed-Bias Microwave Photonic Links Using Unamplified Semiconductor Laser Source, IEEE Avionics, Fiber- Optics and Photonics Technology Conference (AVFOP), 2012.

S. Yegnanarayanan, L.M. Johnson, R.B. Swint, J.J. Plant, and P.W. Juodawlkis, Impact of Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers in Coherent Down-Conversion Microwave Photonic Links, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), paper CTu3A.5, 2012.

P.W. Juodawlkis, J.J. Plant, S.M. Madison, W. Loh, D.C. Oakley, and A. Napoleone, Microwave Photonic Applications of Slab-Coupled Optical Waveguide Devices, Proceedings of the IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting, 2010.

P.W. Juodawlkis, J.J. Hargreaves, R.D. Younger, G.W. Titi, and J C. Twichell, Optical Down-Sampling of Wideband Microwave Signals, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 21, pp. 3116–3124, 2003.

P.W. Juodawlkis, J.C. Twichell, G.E. Betts, J.J. Hargreaves, R.D. Younger, J.L. Wasserman, F.J. O'Donnell, K.G. Ray, and R.C. Williamson, Optically Sampled Analog-to-Digital Converters, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 49, pp. 1840–1852, 2001.


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CMOS Technology

xLP Low-Power CMOS

P. Grossman, S. Vitale, P. Wyatt, Energy efficiency benefits of subthreshold-optimized transistors for digital logic; 2014 IEEE SOI-3D-Subthreshold Microelectronics Technology Unified Conf. (S3S), 6-9 October 2014.

S.A. Vitale, P.W. Wyatt, N. Checka, J. Kedzierski, and C.L. Keast, FDSOI Process Technology for Subthreshold-Operation Ultra-Low-Power Electronics, ECS Transactions 35(5):179, 2011.

S.A. Vitale, J. Kedzierski, P. Healey, P.W. Wyatt, and C.L. Keast, Workfunction-Tuned TiN Metal Gate FDSOI Transistors for Subthreshold Operation, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 58(2):419, 2011.

S.A. Vitale, P.W. Wyatt, N. Checka, J. Kedzierski, and C.L. Keast, FDSOI Process Technology for Subthreshold-Operation Ultra-Low-Power Electronics, Proceedings of the IEEE, 98(2):333, 2010.

S.A. Vitale, J. Kedzierski, and C.L. Keast, High Density Plasma Etching of Titanium Nitride Metal Gate Electrodes for FDSOI Subthreshold Transistor Integration, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 27(6): 2472, 2009.

Low-Leakage Read-Out ICs

(No publications available at present)

3D Integration of CMOS and Other IC Technologies

C.K. Chen, D.R.W. Yost, B.F. Aull, C.L. Chen, P.M. Gouker, J.M. Knecht, B.M. Tyrrell, K. Warner, B. Wheeler, P.W. Wyatt, C.L. Keast, and V. Suntharalingam, 3D Enabled Heterogeneous Integrated Circuits, IEEE SOI-3D-Subthreshold Microelectronics Technology Unified Conference, Monterey, California, 7–10 October 2013.

C.K. Chen, A Decade of SOI-Based 3DIC’s at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 2010 Lithography Workshop, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, 7–11 November 2010.

C.K. Chen, B. Wheeler, D.R.W. Yost, J.M. Knecht, C.L. Chen, and C.L. Keast, SOI-Enabled Three-Dimensional Integrated-Circuit Technology, IEEE International SOI Conference, San Diego, California, 11–15 October 2010.

C.K. Chen, N. Checka, B.M. Tyrrell, C.L. Chen, P.W. Wyatt, D.R.W. Yost, J.M. Knecht, J.T. Kedzierski, and C.L. Keast, Characterization of a Three-Dimensional SOI Integrated-Circuit Technology,  IEEE International SOI Conference, Hudson River Valley, New York, 6–10 October 2008.

C.K. Chen, K. Warner, D.R.W. Yost, J.M. Knecht, V. Suntharalingam, C.L. Chen, J.A. Burns, and C.L. Keast, Scaling Three-Dimensional SOI Integrated-Circuit Technology, IEEE International SOI Conference, Indian Wells, California, 1–4 October 2007.

J.A. Burns et al., A Wafer-Scale 3-D Circuit Integration Technology, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 53, 2507, 2006.


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