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Stephen Bradley Ippolito

Research Associate
Doctor of Philosophy
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Projects

Numerical Aperture Increasing Lens Microscopy

Quantum Dot Spectroscopy

Self-Interference Fluorescence Microscopy

Patents

2.) M. S. Ünlü, A. K. Swan, B. B. Goldberg, S. B. Ippolito, L. Moiseev, S. H. Lipoff, and Y. Tong, "Spectral imaging for vertical sectioning ," United States Patent Issued, No. 7,110,118, 19 September 2006

1.) S. B. Ippolito, M. S. Ünlü, and B. B. Goldberg, "Numerical aperture increasing lens (nail) techniques for high-resolution sub-surface imaging," United States Patent Issued, No. 6,687,058, 3 February 2004

Magazines & News Articles

2.) F. H. Koklu, A. N. Vamivakas, S. B. Ippolito, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Widefield Subsurface Microscopy of Integrated Circuits," Optics & Photonics News, December 2008, pp. 31

1.) M. S. Ünlü, S. B. Ippolito, and B. B. Goldberg, "High-Resolution Subsurface Imaging of Silicon-Integrated Circuits," Optics & Photonics News, December 2001

Journal Articles

11.) F. H. Koklu, S. B. Ippolito, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Subsurface microscopy of integrated circuits with angular spectrum and polarization control," Optics Letters, Vol. 34, 15 April 2009, pp. 1261

10.) A. N. Vamivakas, R. D. Younger, B. B. Goldberg, A. K. Swan, M. S. Ünlü, E. R. Behringer, and S. B. Ippolito, "A case study for optics: The solid immersion microscope," American Journal of Physics, Vol. 76, August 2008, pp. 758-768

9.) F. H. Koklu, J. I. Quesnel, A. N. Vamivakas, S. B. Ippolito, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Widefield Subsurface Microscopy of Integrated Circuits," Optics Express, Vol. 16, 23 June 2008, pp. 9501-9506

8.) D. M. Karabacak, K. Ekinci, C. H. Gan, G. J. Gbur, M. S. Ünlü, S. B. Ippolito, B. B. Goldberg, and P. S. Carney, "Diffraction of evanescent waves and nanomechanical displacement detection," Optics Letters, Vol. 32, No. 13, 1 July 2007, pp. 1881-1883

7.) A. N. Vamivakas, S. B. Ippolito, A. K. Swan, M. S. Ünlü, M. Dogan, E. R. Behringer, and B. B. Goldberg, "Phase-sensitive detection of dipole radiation in a fiber-based high numerical aperture optical system ," Optics Letters, Vol. 32, No. 8, 15 April 2007, pp. 970-972

6.) Z. Liu, B. B. Goldberg, S. B. Ippolito, A. N. Vamivakas, M. S. Ünlü, and R. P. Mirin, "High resolution, high collection efficiency in numerical aperture increasing lens microscopy of individual quantum dots," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 87, August 2005, pp. 071905

5.) S. B. Ippolito, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Theoretical analysis of numerical aperture increasing lens microscopy," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 97, March 2005, pp. 053105

4.) S. B. Ippolito, S. A. Thorne, M. G. Eraslan, B. B. Goldberg, M. S. Ünlü, and Y. Leblebici, "High spatial resolution subsurface thermal emission microscopy," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 84, No. 22, 31 May 2004, pp. 4529

3.) A. K. Swan, L. Moiseev, C. R. Cantor, B. J. Davis, S. B. Ippolito, W. C. Karl, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Towards nanoscale optical resolution in fluorescence microscopy," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 9, No. 2, March/April 2003, pp. 294-300

2.) B. B. Goldberg, S. B. Ippolito, L. Novotny, Z. Liu, and M. S. Ünlü, "Immersion Lens Microscopy of Photonic Nanostructures and Quantum Dots," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 8, September/October 2002, pp. 1051 -1059

1.) S. B. Ippolito, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "High spatial resolution subsurface microscopy," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 78, No. 26, 25 June 2001, pp. 4071-4073

Conference Papers

20.) F. H. Koklu, S. B. Ippolito, J. I. Quesnel, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Subsurface Microscopy of Integrated Circuits with Apodization and Polarization Control," Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2008 Annual Meeting, 9 November 2008

19.) F. H. Koklu, A. N. Vamivakas, J. I. Quesnel, S. B. Ippolito, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Subsurface Imaging of Integrated Circuits with Widefield and Confocal Microscopy Using Numerical Aperture Increasing Lens," Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2007 Annual Meeting, 24 October 2007

18.) F. H. Koklu, Y. Meydbray, E. R. Behringer, J. I. Quesnel, D. M. Karabacak, S. B. Ippolito, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Subsurface Imaging with Widefield and Confocal Numerical Aperture Increasing Lens Microscopy," Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2006 Annual Meeting, 29 October 2006

17.) P. S. Carney, D. M. Karabacak, S. B. Ippolito, M. S. Ünlü, and K. Ekinci, "Nanoscale Motion Detection by Diffraction of Evanescent Waves," Bulletin of APS Meeting, March 2006

16.) A. N. Vamivakas, Z. Liu, S. B. Ippolito, R. P. Mirin, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "High Resolution and High Collection Efficiency of Single Quantum Dots," Materials Research Society Proceedings Fall 2005, November 2005

15.) S. B. Ippolito, M. S. Ünlü, B. B. Goldberg, T. M. Levin, and D. P. Vallett, "Laser signal injection microscopy of Si integrated circuits with a numerical aperture increasing lens," Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2005 Annual Meeting, 22-27 October 2005

14.) M. S. Ünlü, A. N. Vamivakas, S. B. Ippolito, and B. B. Goldberg, "Numerical aperture increasing lens microscopy for quantum dot and integrated circuit imaging," European Optical Society Topical Meeting: Optical Microsystems, September 2005

13.) A. N. Vamivakas, Z. Liu, S. B. Ippolito, R. P. Mirin, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Numerical Aperture Increasing Lens Microscopy for High Resolution and High Collection Efficiency Spectroscopy of Single Quantum Dots," Proceedings of CLEO/QELS 2005, May 2005

12.) B. B. Goldberg, A. K. Swan, L. Moiseev, M. Dogan, W. C. Karl, B. J. Davis, C. R. Cantor, S. B. Ippolito, S. A. Thorne, M. G. Eraslan, Z. Liu, M. B. Goldberg, and Y. Leblebici, "Seeing inside chips and cells: High-resolution subsurface imaging of integrated circuits, quantum dots and subcellular structures," Proceedings of CLEO/QELS 2004, May 2004

11.) M. S. Ünlü, M. G. Eraslan, Z. Liu, A. N. Vamivakas, S. A. Thorne, S. B. Ippolito, and B. B. Goldberg, "Application of Solid Immersion Lens Techniques to High-Resolution Subsurface Microscopy and Thermal Imaging," The 227th ACS National Meeting, March/April 2004

10.) M. S. Ünlü, S. B. Ippolito, M. G. Eraslan, S. A. Thorne, A. N. Vamivakas, B. B. Goldberg, and Y. Leblebici, "High Resolution Backside Imaging and Thermography using a Numerical Aperture Increasing Lens," Proceedings of the 2004 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, March 2004

9.) S. A. Thorne, S. B. Ippolito, M. G. Eraslan, B. B. Goldberg, M. S. Ünlü, Y. Leblebici, and D. P. Vallett, "High Resolution Backside Imaging and Thermography using a Numerical Aperture Increasing Lens," Proceedings of the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, November 2003

8.) S. B. Ippolito, S. A. Thorne, M. G. Eraslan, B. B. Goldberg, M. S. Ünlü, and Y. Leblebici, "High Spatial Resolution Subsurface Thermal Emission Microscopy," Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2003 Annual Meeting, Vol. 2, 29 October 2003, pp. 738-739

7.) M. S. Ünlü, S. B. Ippolito, Z. Liu, B. B. Goldberg, and L. Novotny, "Immersion Lens Microscopy of Photonic Nano-structures and Quantum Dots," Materials Research Society Proceedings Fall 2002, December 2002

6.) S. A. Thorne, S. B. Ippolito, M. S. Ünlü, and B. B. Goldberg, "High-resolution thermoreflectance microscopy," Materials Research Society Proceedings Fall 2002, December 2002

5.) B. B. Goldberg, Z. Liu, S. B. Ippolito, H. D. Robinson, and M. S. Ünlü, "Time-resolved spectroscopy of individual quantum dots," Proceedings of SPIE: Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors VI, January 2002

4.) S. B. Ippolito, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Comparison of Numerical Aperture Increasing Lens and standard subsurface microscopy," Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2001 Annual Meeting, Vol. 2, 12-13 November 2001, pp. 774-775

3.) M. S. Ünlü, B. B. Goldberg, and S. B. Ippolito, "Optical Microscopy Beyond the Diffraction Limit: Imaging Guided and Propagating Fields," Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Advanced Physical Fields, November 2001

2.) S. B. Ippolito, A. K. Swan, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "High-resolution IC inspection technique," Proceedings of SPIE: Metrology-based Control for Micro-Manufacturing, Vol. 4275, June 2001, pp. 126-137

1.) S. B. Ippolito, A. K. Swan, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "High Resolution Subsurface Microscopy Technique," Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2000 Annual Meeting, Vol. 2, 13-16 November 2000, pp. 430-431

Theses

1.) S. B. Ippolito, "High spatial resolution subsurface microscopy," Ph.D. Dissertation, May 2004

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