Superconducting Nitride Detector Workshop - Part 2

February 21-22, 2012
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Overview:

Building on the success of the first superconducting nitride workshop, this meeting will bring together collaboration members from Caltech, JPL, NIST, and a number of participating institutions to summarize the progress made during the previous year and to discuss the project aims for the near future. The topics to be considered include: advancements in fabrication, processing, and our physical understanding of superconducting nitride materials; the laboratory and on-telescope results of detector arrays operating in the sub-mm, far-infrared, and near-infrared/optical wavelengths; current prototype designs and measured results of next-generation on-chip spectrometers; and the progress made toward realizing a broadband, quantum-limited parametric amplifier. The state-of-the-art imaging and spectroscopic capabilities developed by this technical development program are expected to significantly impact the most vital areas in modern astrophysics.

Workshop Participants:

  • Matt Bradford (Caltech)
  • Juan Bueno (CAB/Spain)
  • Bruce Bumble (JPL)
  • Thomas Cecil (Argonne)
  • Saptarshi Chaudhuri (Caltech)
  • Ben Chiaro (UCSB)
  • Brett Cornell (Caltech)
  • Nicole Czakon (Caltech)
  • Miguel Daal (Berkeley)
  • Peter Day (JPL)
  • Pieter de Visser (TU Delft/SRON)
  • Darren Dowell (JPL)
  • Simon Doyle (Cardiff)
  • Ran Duan (Caltech)
  • Pierre Echternach (JPL)
  • Akira Endo (TU Delft/SRON)
  • ByeongHo Eom (Caltech/JPL)
  • Cedric Flamant (Caltech)
  • Jiansong Gao (NIST)
  • Sunil Golwala (Caltech)
  • Steve Hailey-Dunsheath (Caltech)
  • Matt Hollister (Caltech/JPL)
  • Warren Holmes (JPL)
  • Kent Irwin (NIST)
  • Robert Jarnot (JPL)
  • Chenguang Ji (Caltech)
  • Aditya Kher (Caltech)
  • Teun Klapwijck (TU Delft)
  • Kensuke Koga (Riken)
  • Attila Kovacs (Caltech)
  • Eric Langman (UCSB)
  • Rick Leduc (JPL)
  • Amy Lowitz (Univ of Wisconsin)
  • Dan Marrone (Univ of Arizona)
  • Danica Marsden (UCSB)
  • Phil Mauskopf (Cardiff)
  • Ben Mazin (UCSB)
  • Dan McCammon (Univ of Wisconsin)
  • Sean McHugh (UCSB)
  • Christopher McKenney (Caltech)
  • Nino Miceli (Argonne)
  • Alessandro Monfardini (CNRS)
  • Ryan Monroe (JPL)
  • David Moore (Caltech)
  • Kelsey Morgan (Univ of Wisconsin NASA/OCT)
  • Harvey Moseley (NASA Goddard)
  • Tony Mroczkowski (Caltech/JPL)
  • Masato Naruse (NAOJ/Univ of Tokyo)
  • Hien Nguyen (Caltech)
  • Takashi Noguchi (NAOJ)
  • Kieran O'Brien (UCSB)
  • Roger O'Brient (Caltech)
  • Shinobu Ohya (UCSB)
  • Chiko Otani (Riken)
  • Steve Padin (Caltech)
  • David Pappas (NIST)
  • Orlando Quaranta (Argonne)
  • Bernard Sadoulet (Berkeley)
  • Virendra Sarohia (JPL)
  • Florian Schomacker (Univ of Cologne)
  • Karl Schuster (IRAM)
  • Matt Shaw (JPL)
  • Erik Shirokoff (Caltech)
  • Kristjan Stone (JPL)
  • Loren Swenson (Caltech/JPL)
  • Mike Vissers (NIST)
  • Rebecca Wernis (Caltech)
  • David Woody (Caltech)
  • Jonas Zmuidzinas (Caltech/JPL)