Linda J. Olafsen

Baylor University

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

One Bear Place #97356

Waco, TX 76798

 

Linda_Olafsen@baylor.edu

Professional Experience

Education

Professional Societies

Publications

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*Undergraduate authors underlined

  1. L. J. Olafsen, “Tunable Optical Pumping Technique for the Development of Mid-Infrared Semiconductor Lasers,” Chapter 11,  New Developments in Photon and Materials Research, edited by J. I. Jang, Nova Science Publishers (2013). [BOOK CHAPTER]
  2. L. J. Olafsen, J. Kunz, A. P. Ongstad, and R. Kaspi, “Tunable excitation of mid-infrared optically pumped semiconductor lasers,” Proceedings of the SPIE 8631, 86312N (2013).
  3. L. J. Olafsen, L. D. Ice, and B. Ball, “Nonlinear Temperature Dependence of Resonant Pump Wavelengths in Optical Pumping Injection Cavity Lasers,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 17, 1453–1459 (2011).
  4. L. J. Olafsen, I. K. Eaves, and J. S. Olafsen, “Synchronized Mid-infrared Beam Characterization of Narrow Gap Semiconductors,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1416, 88–90 (2011).
  5. L. J. Olafsen, L. E. Bain, W. W. Bewley, I. Vurgaftman, J. R. Meyer, H. Lee, and R. U. Martinelli, “Room-temperature 4.0-µm broadened optical pumping injection cavity lasers,” Proceedings of the SPIE 7953, 795314 (2011).
  6. L. J. Olafsen and T. C. McAlpine, “ Transparency pump intensity and differential gain in resonantly pumped W optical pumping injection cavity lasers,” Journal of Applied Physics 108, 053106 (2010).
  7. J. T. Olesberg, C. Cao, J. R. Yager, J. P. Prineas, C. Coretsopoulos, M. A. Arnold, L. J. Olafsen, and M. Santilli, “Optical microsensor for continuous gluclose measurements in interstitial fluid,” Proceedings of the SPIE, 6094, 609403 (2006).
  8. J. P. Prineas, J. R. Yager, J. T. Olesberg, S. Seydmohamadi, C. Cao, M. Reddy, C. Coresopoulos, J. L. Hicks, T. F. Boggess, M. Santilli, and L. J. Olafsen, “PIN versus PN homojunctions in GaInAsSb 2.0–2.5 micron mesa photodiodes,” Proceedings of the SPIE, 6119, 611903 (2006).
  9. Progress in Semiconductor Materials V -- Novel Materials and Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications, edited by Linda J. Olafsen, Robert M. Biefeld, Michael C. Wanke, Adam W. Saxler (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 891, Warrendale, PA, 2006).
  10. J. P. Prineas, M. Reddy, J. T. Olesberg, C. Cao, S. Veerasamy, M. E. Flatté, E. Koerperick, T. F. Boggess, M. R. Santilli, and L. J. Olafsen, “Quaternary GaInAsSb 2.0-2.5 micron back-illuminated focal plane array for blood glucose monitoring,” Proceedings of the SPIE, Semiconductor Photodetectors II 5726, 113 (2005).
  11. T. C. McAlpine, K. R. Greene, M. R. Santilli, L. J. Olafsen, W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, I. Vurgaftman, J. R. Meyer, M. J. Yang, H. Lee, and R. U. Martinelli, “Resonantly pumped optical pumping injection cavity lasers,” Journal of Applied Physics 96, 4751 (2004).
  12. L. J. Olafsen, I. Vurgaftman, and J. R. Meyer, “Antimonide Mid-IR Lasers,” for Long-wavelength Infrared Semiconductor Lasers, ed. H. K. Choi (John Wiley, New York, 2004).
  13. T. C. McAlpine, K. R. Greene, M. R. Santilli, L. J. Olafsen, W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, I. Vurgaftman, J. R. Meyer, M. J. Yang, H. Lee, and R. U. Martinelli, “Pump Wavelength Tuning of Optical Pumping Injection Cavity Lasers for Enhancing Mid-Infrared Operation,” Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings, 799, 211 (2004).
  14. S. Cho, Y. Kim, L. J. Olafsen, I. Vurgaftman, A. J. Freeman, G. K. L. Wong, J. R. Meyer, C. A. Hoffman, and J. B. Ketterson, “Large magnetoresistance in post-annealed polycrystalline and epitaxial Bi thin films,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 239, 201 (2002).
  15. S. Cho, Y. Kim, S. J. Youn, A. DiVenere, G. K. L. Wong, A. J. Freeman, J. B. Ketterson, L. J. Olafsen, I. Vurgaftman, J. R. Meyer, and C. A. Hoffman, “Artificially ordered Bi/Sb superlattice alloys: Fabrication and transport properties,” Physical Review B 64, 235330 (2001).
  16. S. Cho, Y. Kim, A. J. Freeman, G. K. L.  Wong, J. B. Ketterson, L. J. Olafsen, I. Vurgaftman, J. R. Meyer, and C. A. Hoffman, “Large magnetoresistance in postannealed Bi thin films,” Applied Physics Letters 79, 3651–3653 (2001).
  17. S. Cho, Y. Kim, A. DiVenere, G. K. L. Wong, A. J. Freeman, J. B. Ketterson, L. J. Olafsen, I. Vurgaftman, J. R. Meyer C. A. Hoffman, and G. Chen, “Artificially Atomic-scale Ordered Superlattice Alloys for Thermoelectric Applications,” Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 626, Z2.4.1–Z2.4.6 (2000).
  18. L. J. Olafsen, W. W. Bewley, I. Vurgaftman, C. L. Felix, E. H. Aifer, D. W. Stokes, J. R. Meyer, H. Lee, R. J. Menna, R. U. Martinelli, D. Z. Garbuzov, M. Maiorov, J. C. Connolly, A. R. Sugg, and G. H. Olsen, “High Temperature W Diode Lasers Emitting at 3.3 µm,” Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 607, 95–100 (2000).
  19. L. J. Olafsen, T. Daniels-Race, R. E. Kendall, and S. W. Teitsworth, “Photoluminescence of n-i-n single quantum well structures under electric field bias,” Superlattices and Microstructures 27(1), 39–51 (2000).
  20. J. R. Meyer, W. W. Bewley, I. Vurgaftman, C. L. Felix, L. J. Olafsen, E. H. Aifer, D. W. Stokes, M. J. Yang, H. Lee, R. J. Menna, R. U. Martinelli, D. Z. Garbuzov, J. C. Connolly, M. Maiorov, A. R. Sugg, and G. H. Olsen, “Type-II Mid-Infrared Lasers,”Proceedings of the SPIE, 3947, 100–109 (2000).
  21. C. L. Felix, W. W. Bewley, I. Vurgaftman, L. J. Olafsen, D. W. Stokes, J. R. Meyer, and M. J. Yang, “High-efficiency midinfrared 'W' laser with optical pumping injection cavity,” Applied Physics Letters 75, 2876–2878 (1999).
  22. D. W. Stokes, L. J. Olafsen, W. W. Bewley, I. Vurgaftman, C. L. Felix, E. H. Aifer, J. R. Meyer, and M. J. Yang, “Type-II quantum-well 'W' lasers emitting at λ = 5.4–7.3 µm,” Journal of Applied Physics 86, 4729–4733 (1999).
  23. C. L. Felix, W. W. Bewley, L. J. Olafsen, D. W. Stokes, E. H. Aifer, I. Vurgaftman, J. R. Meyer, and M. J. Yang, “Continuous-Wave Type-II 'W' Lasers Emitting at λ = 5.4-7.1 µm,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 11, 964–966 (1999).
  24. W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, E. H. Aifer, D. W. Stokes, I. Vurgaftman, L. J. Olafsen, J. R. Meyer, M. J. Yang, and H. Lee, “Thermal Characterization of Diamond-Pressure-Bond Heat Sinking for Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared Lasers,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 35, 1597–1601 (1999).
  25. H. Lee, L. J. Olafsen, R. J. Menna, W. W. Bewley, R. U. Martinelli, I. Vurgaftman, D. Z. Garbuzov, C. L. Felix, M. Maiorov, J. R. Meyer, J. C. Connolly, A. R. Sugg, and G. H. Olsen, “Room-temperature type-II W quantum well diode laser with broadened waveguide emitting at λ= 3.30 µm,” Electronics Letters 35, 1743–1744 (1999).
  26. W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, I. Vurgaftman, D. W. Stokes, E. H. Aifer, L. J. Olafsen, J. R. Meyer, M. J. Yang, B. V. Shanabrook, H. Lee, R. U. Martinelli, and A. R. Sugg, “High-temperature continuous-wave 3–6.1 µm 'W' lasers with diamond-pressure-bond heat sinking,” Applied Physics Letters 74(8), 1075–1077 (1999).
  27. L. J. Olafsen, I. Vurgaftman, W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, E. H. Aifer, J. R. Meyer, J. R. Waterman, and W. Mason, “Negative luminescence from type-II InAs/GaSb superlattice photodiodes,” Applied Physics Letters 74, 2681–2683 (1999).
  28. W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, I. Vurgaftman, E. H. Aifer, L. J. Olafsen, J. R. Meyer, L. Goldberg, and D. H. Chow, ``Mid-IR Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers for Chemical Sensing,'' Applied Optics–Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics, 38, 1502–1505 (1999).
  29. W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, I. Vurgaftman, L. J. Olafsen, E. H. Aifer, and J. R. Meyer,"Addendum: 'Midinfrared vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser' [Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3483 (1997)]," Applied Physics Letters 74, 625–627 (1999).
  30. C. L. Felix, W. W. Bewley, E. H. Aifer, I. Vurgaftman, L. J. Olafsen, D. W. Stokes, J. R. Meyer, M. J. Yang, H. Lee, R. U. Martinelli, and J. C. Connolly, “Optically-Pumped Mid-Infrared Type-II Lasers: Advances in High Temperature Performance,” Proceedings of the SPIE, In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers III, 3628, 130–139 (1999).
  31. W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, E. H. Aifer, I. Vurgaftman, L. J. Olafsen, J. R. Meyer, H. Lee, R. U. Martinelli, J. C. Connolly, A. R. Sugg, G. H. Olsen, M. J. Yang, B. R. Bennett, and B. V. Shanabrook, “Above-room-temperature optically pumped midinfrared W lasers,” Applied Physics Letters, 73, 3833–3835 (1998).
  32. J. R. Meyer, C. L. Felix, W. W. Bewley, I. Vurgaftman, E. H. Aifer, L. J. Olafsen, J. R. Lindle, C. A. Hoffman, M. J. Yang, B. R. Bennett, B. V. Shanabrook, H. Lee, C.-H. Lin, S. S. Pei, and R. H. Miles, “Auger coefficients in type-II InAs/Ga1–xInxSb quantum wells,” Applied Physics Letters, 73, 2857–2859 (1998).
  33. J. R. Meyer, L. J. Olafsen, E. H. Aifer, W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, I. Vurgaftman, M. J. Yang, L. Goldberg, D. Zhang, C.-H. Lin, S. S. Pei, and D. H. Chow, “Type-II W, Interband Cascade, and Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Mid-IR Lasers,” IEE Proceedings–Optoelectronics, 145, 275–280 (1998).
  34. E. H. Aifer, W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, I. Vurgaftman, L. J. Olafsen, J. R. Meyer, H. Lee, R. U. Martinelli, J. C. Connolly, A. R. Sugg, and G. Olsen, “CW operation of 3.4 µm optically-pumped W laser to 220 K,” Electronics Letters, 34, 1587–1588 (1998).
  35. L. J. Olafsen, E. H. Aifer, I. Vurgaftman, W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, J. R. Meyer, D. Zhang, C.-H. Lin, and S. S. Pei, “Near-room-temperature mid-infrared interband cascade laser,” Applied Physics Letters, 72, 2370–2372 (1998).
  36. R. Q. Yang, C.-H. Lin, B. H. Yang, D. Zhang, S. J. Murry, S.-S. Pei, W. W. Bewley, L. J. Olafsen, E. H. Aifer, C. L. Felix, I. Vurgaftman, and J. R. Meyer, “Type-II Quantum Cascade Lasers,” Proceedings of the SPIE, 3284, 308–317 (1998).
  37. J. R. Meyer, I. Vurgaftman, L. J. Olafsen, E. H. Aifer, W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix, C.-H. Lin, D. Zhang, R. Q. Yang, S.-S. Pei, K. Vodopyanov, K. O'Neill, C. C. Phillips, and M. Hopkinson, “Phase-Matched Second-Harmonic and Cascade Laser Mid-IR Sources,” in Intersubband Transitions in Quantum Wells:  Physics and Devices, ed. S. S. Li and Y.-K. Su (Kluwer, Boston, 1998).
  38. L. J. Blue, T. Daniels-Race, R. Kendall, C. R. Schmid, and S. W. Teitsworth, “Dependence of I-V Characteristics on Al Mole Fraction in GaAs/AlxGa1-xAs Asymmetric Double Barrier Structures,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, B15, 696–701 (1997).
  39. L. J. Blue, T. Daniels-Race, C. N. Yeh, and L. E. McNeil, “Effect of well width variation on type-I/type-II photoluminescence in GaAs/AlAs single quantum wells,” Superlattices and Microstructures, 21, 187–193 (1997).
  40. C. N. Yeh, L. E. McNeil, T. Daniels-Race, and L. J. Blue, “Photoluminescence measurements of tensile strained GaAs/In0.07Al0.93As quantum wells,” Journal of Applied Physics, 79, 3192-3195 (1996).
  41. C. N. Yeh, L. E. McNeil, L. J. Blue, and T. Daniels-Race, “Measurement of the GaAs/AlAs valence-band offset from a single quantum well near the Γ-X crossover, Journal of Applied Physics, 77, 4541–4543 (1995).

Book Reviews

  1. L. J. Olafsen, “Review of Quantum Mechanics for Nanostructures,” MRS Bulletin, 37(5), 531 (2012).
  2. L. J. Olafsen, “Review of Introduction to the Electronic Properties of Materials, 2nd Ed.,” MRS Bulletin, 28(11), 867 (2003).
  3. L. J. Olafsen, “Review of Mesoscopic Systems: Fundamentals and Applications,” MRS Bulletin, 28(4), 323 (2003).

Essay

  1. L. J. Olafsen, “The Dual-Career ‘Problem’,” Blazing the Trail: Essays by Leading Women in Science, edited by Emma Ideal (Yale University) and Rhiannon Meharchand (Los Alamos National Laboratory).

Curriculum Vita