Education, interests and personal information
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Work addressErik Poppe
SINTEF Electronics and Cybernetics
Dept. of Microsystems
P.O. box 124 Blindern
Private addressErik Poppe
Education"Siv.Ing" (M.Sc. equivalent), Physics Engineering, Norwegian Institute of Technology (now Norwegian University of Science and Technology), 1995.
I did my diploma thesis at SINTEF Instrumentation, section of Microelectronics, group of Microsystems in Oslo. I worked with flip-chip mounted ICs, and the aim of the work was to test reliability due to thermal stress of flip-chip mounted devices.
Ph.D. ThesisI started my Ph.D. work in April 1996. The thesis is done under the supervision of Prof. Arne Rønnekleiv and Prof. Sayan Mukherjee. My work is part of a project of development of a tunable semiconductor laser in the mid-IR range, and I am one of four Ph.D. students working with this. The laser structure will be grown by MBE (molecular beam epitaxy).
My part of the work is clean-room processing and testing. To make the lasers useful for gas sensing some kind of mode stabilization and tuning structure is also required. We have some ideas for what structures to use, and at the moment I'm doing some calculations on the waveguides using BPM and by setting up simplified solutions and solving the dispersion relation.
The fall semester of 97 I spent at Center for high Technology Materials,
Formal description of my thesis
Mid-IR semiconductor lasers for environmental sensingThe Ph.D. study is part of a university program at Dep. of Physical Electronics concerning development of mid-IR diode lasers (NFR project no. 107617/420). The project is to develop single mode tunable lasers for gas spectroscopic applications to environmental and industrial sensing/monitoring. Required techniques for material growth, design, fabrication and testing is to be developed.
The following areas are to be studied, with emphasis on gas spectroscopic applications:
All laser processing is carried out in the NTNU cleanroom (Norwegian only). The thesis is expected to be finnished in the fall of 2001. Meanwhile, I've started to work for SINTEF Microsystems in Oslo.
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