Northwestern Student Claims TEGAM Challenge

July 1, 2009
Wei Wu of Northwestern University is the winner of the 2009 Student Research Challenge sponsored by TEGAM. He submitted an application synopsis of his use of the TEGAM Model 2350 dual-channel high-voltage precision power amplifier to study quantum dot ...

Wei Wu of Northwestern University is the winner of the 2009 Student Research Challenge sponsored by TEGAM. He submitted an application synopsis of his use of the TEGAM Model 2350 dual-channel high-voltage precision power amplifier to study quantum dot intersubband devices. His research project was entitled "Electrically Tunable Quantum Dot Intersubband Devices," employed the TEGAM Model 2350 to form a layer of aluminum oxide that was used to provide stable amplification at a high slew rate of 250 V/microsecond. Quantum dots and quantum dot cascade lasers (QDCLs) have application in a variety of areas, including medical and biological imaging, environmental and chemical monitoring, and infrared imaging for space and night vision solutions. Mr. Wu is majoring in Electrical Engineering at Northwestern University, with a minor in Solid State Engineering. His research was performed under the supervision of Professor Hooman Mohseni.

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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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