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Karl Young

PAN 314 (office), 626-9149
kyoung @ • vitae

Summary of Interests
Astronomical instrumentation, CMB observations, mm-wave optics, mm-wave detectors, anti-reflection coatings

About My Work

I'm working on the next generation of cosmic microwave background (CMB) telescopes designed to detect or set new upper limits on primordial B-modes -- the signature of inflation left in the CMB. I have been designing and evaluating the optics of the newest generation of the E and B Experiment, EBEX-IDS. Additionally, we are developing artificial dielectric anti-reflection coatings to use in EBEX-IDS and other mm-wave telescopes.

Selected Publications

K. Young, Q. Wen, S. Hanany, H. Imada, J. Koch, T. Matsumura, O. Suttmann, and V. Schutz, Broadband Millimeter-Wave Anti-Reflection Coatings on Silicon Using Pyramidal Sub-Wavelength Structures, Journal of Applied Physics

T. Matsumura, K. Young, Q. Wen, S. Hanany, H. Ishino, Y. Inoue, M. Hazumi, J. Koch, O. Suttman, and V. Schuetz, Millimeter-Wave Broadband Anti-Reflection Coatings Using Laser Ablation of Sub-Wavelength Structures, Applied Optics

V. Schuetz, K. Young, T. Matsumura, S. Hanany, J. Koch, O. Suttmann, L. Overmeyer, and Q. Wen, Laser Processing of Sub-Wavelength Structures on Sapphire and Alumina for Millimeter Wavelength Broadband Anti-Reflection Coatings, Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering


B.A. Physics-Astronomy, Whitman College, 2008