Sensors Thrust 2015-02-10T12:38:23+00:00

Nanostencil lithography, a shadow-mask patterning technique, is used for high-throughput fabrication of plasmonic antenna arrays.


  • Improved Spectral Resolution
  • Wide Dynamic Range Communicative Sensor Arrays
  • Improved Bandwidth-Responsivity Product

The collective effort of the Sensors research thrust provides the fundamental sensing technology for smart lighting system level to achieve the thrust’s strategic goals and provide low cost, energy efficient, healthy lighting systems.  To accomplish this, the ERC explores fundamental design and development in areas that support a universal smart sensor platform, including silicon detector arrays, plasmonic sensors, high speed silicon detectors, and driver electronics integration.  Unique modeling and simulation capabilities are under development to complement the design and optimization of the modular photonic components.  Additional development efforts focus on advancements in GaN based photo-capacitive sensors essential in UV detector development.

Sensors Projects

  • Integrated VLC Receiver Circuits – Mona Hella, RPI
  • Time of Flight Sensor Design – Mona Hella, RPI
  • Photocapacitive Device Design and Fabrication – Michael Shur, RPI
  • UV Flourescent Detection Systems – Shayla Sawyer, RPI
  • High Speed/Responsivity Plasmonic Detectors – Majeed Hayat, UNM
  • Color and Directional Detection – Payman Zarkesh-Ha, UNM

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