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Phillip Sandborn, Ph.D. 2017

Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Wu

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BIOGRAPHY
Phillip Sandborn is a PhD Student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, advised by Prof. Ming Wu. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Mathematics, (both in 2012) at the University of Maryland. His current research interests are in the field of LADAR sensing and, specifically, the development of new architectures and technologies to reduce size, cost, and power consumption of complete LADAR systems.

Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (EPHI) Component Fabrication, Design, and Characterization [BPN721]
Active III-V photonic components
and passive Si photonic circuits
are integrated with CMOS
electronic circuits in this
project. The modular MEMS-
Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous
Integration (MEPHI) platform will
make use of the high performance
of the individual components and
integrate (1) photodetectors, (2)
Si-photonic waveguides, couplers,
and interferometers, and (3) CMOS
circuits for frequency control and
temperature compensation. In order
to demonstrate the capabilities of
the proposed EPHI platform, a
frequency-modulated continuous-
wave laser detection and ranging
(FMCW LADAR) source is being
developed. Results have shown that
electronic-photonic 3D integration
of optoelectronic components can
greatly improve the performance of
FMCW LADAR sources. We demonstrate
an FMCW LADAR with 4-micron
ranging precision.


Current Active Projects:
BPN721
BPN665
 

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