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Glenn Matteson / Safety Engineer
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Selected publications co-authored by NY CREATES researchers in integrated photonics, superconducting qubits, neuromorphic computing, and advanced process technologies:

“Ultrathin TaN Damascene Nanowire Structures on 300-mm Si Wafers for Quantum Applications,” E. Bhatia et al., IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering, 4, pp. 1-8 (2023) (

Engineering of Niobium Surfaces Through Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam Technology For Quantum Applications, S.Kar et al. Journal of Applied Physics, 134 (2): 025301. (2023) (

Chemical Mechanical Planarization for Ta-based Superconducting Quantum Devices, E. Bhatia et al. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 41 (3): 033202. (2023) (

Copper Encapsulated Ultra-Thin NbN Films and Damascene Structures on 300 mm Si Wafers, S. Kar et al. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 1-5, (2023) (

Optimization of photoluminescence from W centers in silicon-on-insulator, S. Buckley et al. Optics Express Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 16057-16072 (2020) (

Microring resonator-coupled photoluminescence from silicon W~ centers, A. Tait et al, Journal of Physics: Photonics, Volume 2, Number 4
(2020) (

Foundry capabilities for photonic integrated circuits, M. Liehr et al, Optical Fiber Telecommunications VII, pp. 143-193, (2020) (

Through Oxide Via (TOV) Induced Fabrication Stress on Directional Couplers in a Si Photonic Interposer, E. Graham et al. IEEE Albany Nanotechnology Symposium (ANS), Albany, NY, USA, pp. 1-4 (2019) (

CMOS-Compatible Optical Phased Array Powered by a Monolithically-Integrated Erbium Laser, J. Notaros et al Jour. of Lightwave Tech. vol. 37 (24) pp. 5982-5987 (2019) (

A Single-Chip Optical Phased Array in a 3D-Integrated Silicon Photonics/65nm CMOS Technology, T. Kim et al, 2019 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference – (ISSCC), San Francisco, CA, USA, pp. 464-466 (2019) (

The AIM Photonics MPW: A Highly Accessible Cutting Edge Technology for Rapid Prototyping of Photonic Integrated Circuits, N. Fahrenkopf et al, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 25 (5), pp. 1-6, (2019) (

Fabrication and Performance of Hybrid ReRAM-CMOS Circuit Elements for Dynamic Neural Networks, M. Liehr et al, ICONS ’19: Proceedings of the International Conference on Neuromorphic Systems, Article No. 6 pp. 1–4 (2019) (

Development of transmon qubits solely from optical lithography on 300 mm wafers, N. Foroozani et al, Quantum Science & Technology vol. p.025012 (2019)(

Materials and Processes for Superconducting Qubits and Superconducting Electronic Circuits on 300mm Wafers, S. Papa Rao et al, ECS Transactions  85 (6) p. 151  (2018) (

Integrating photonics with silicon nanoelectronics for the next generation of systems on a chip, A. Atabaki et al, Nature vol. 556, pp. 349–354 (2018) (

Octave-spanning coherent supercontinuum generation in silicon on insulator from 1.06 μm to beyond 2.4 μm, N. Singh et al. Light Sci. & Appl. vol 7, p.17131 (2018) (

Broadband 2-µm emission on silicon chips: monolithically integrated Holmium lasers, N. Li et al, Optics Express vol. 26 (3), pp. 2220-2230 (2018) (

Monolithically integrated erbium-doped tunable laser on a CMOS-compatible silicon photonics platform, N. Li et al, Optics Express vol. 26 (13), pp. 16200-16211 (2018) (

High positional freedom SOI subwavelength grating coupler (SWG) for 300 mm foundry fabrication, E. Ong et al, Optics Express vol. 26 (22), pp. 28773-28792 (2018) (

SiNx bilayer grating coupler for photonic systems, E. Ong et al. OSA Continuum vol. 1 (1), pp. 13-25 (2018) (

High-power thulium lasers on a silicon photonics platform, N. Li et al Optics Letters vol. 42 (6), pp. 1181-1184 (2017) (

Mode-evolution-based coupler for high saturation power Ge-on-Si photodetectors, M. Byrd et al, Optics Letters vol. 42 (4), pp. 851-854 (2017) (

Demonstrating Manufacturability of Atomic Level Etch (ALE) through Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) Processing D.Steinke et alALD/ALE Workshop, Denver, CO (2017) (

Second-Order Wavelength-Selective Partial-Drop Multicast Filter Bank, Z. Su et al, Advanced Photonics 2016 (IPR, NOMA, Sensors, Networks, SPPCom, SOF), OSA technical Digest (online) paper ITu1B.7 (2016) (

Mode-evolution based coupler for Ge-on-Si photodetectors, M. Byrd et al, 2016 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Waikoloa, HI,  pp. 252-253 (2016) (

Ultra-Compact CMOS-Compatible Ytterbium Microlaser, Z. Su et al. Advanced Photonics 2016 (IPR, NOMA, Sensors, Networks, SPPCom, SOF), OSA technical Digest (online) paper IW1A.3 (2016) (

Nanophotonic phased array for visible light image projection, M. Raval et al, 2016 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Waikoloa, HI, pp. 206-207 (2016) (

Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) Processing for Atomic Layer Etch (ALE) E. Barth et al, ALD/ALE Workshop, Dublin, Ireland (2016)  (

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Safety Orientation (pdf)Test (pdf)Safety Orientation is required for anyone working on the Albany Nanotech Complex or anyone who has been off the Albany Nanotech Complex for more than two years.
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White paper describing the American Semiconductor Innovation Coalition (ASIC) vision for the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC). NY CREATES is a founding member of ASIC.

Response to Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security Request for Comments on “Risks in the Semiconductor Manufacturing and Advanced Packaging Supply Chain”

Response to the ARO/LPS RFI on Qubits For Computing Foundry (QCF)

Response to DOE RFI on Quantum Information Science Research Centers

Response to DOE RFI on Microelectronics


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