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3rd DLTS User Meeting

Deep Trans in GaN-based Materials
December 6th, 2023
Speakers: Dr. Piotr Kruszewski, Dr. Teimuraz Mchedlidze, Sandhya Tammireddy & Ronald Alexander

Deep-level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) is a powerful and commonly used technique to investigate semiconductor defects' concentration and carrier binding energy by measuring capacitance transients at different temperatures. As such, it is a critical tool for the characterization of all forms of semiconductors. As an enabler of various DLTS modes for highly demanding applications, Zurich Instruments wishes to bring together the community of users facing distinct measurement challenges while sharing core competencies and know-how.

Lock-in Amplifier or Boxcar Averager? Choosing the Right Measurement Tool for Periodic Signals

Lock-in Amplifier or Boxcar Averager? Choosing the Right Measurement Tool for Periodic Signals
November 2nd, 2023
Speakers: Gustavo Ciardi

Unlock the potential of your periodic signal measurements in our webinar 'Lock-In Amplifier or Boxcar Averager? Choosing the Right Measurement Tool for Periodic Signals.'

When it comes to analyzing periodic signals, selecting the appropriate measurement tool is crucial to achieving accurate and meaningful results. In this webinar, we delve into the theory behind these two powerful techniques, lock-in amplification and boxcar averaging, to help you make informed decisions in your measurement endeavors.

We gained a deeper understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, and the scientific contexts in which they excel, to empower you with the knowledge needed to maximize your signal-to-noise ratio, ensuring the highest precision in your measurements.

The webinar covered:

- Theory into Practice: Gain a solid understanding of the theory behind Lock-In Amplifiers and Boxcar Averagers, and learn when and where to apply each technique effectively.

- Maximizing Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Discover strategies to optimize your measurements, ensuring the highest precision and clarity in your results.

- Live Demonstration: Witness the power of digital instruments as we showcase real-time applications of both Boxcar Averaging and Lock-In Amplifiers. See how these tools can unlock valuable insights from periodic signals, making your research more efficient and effective.

Read our blog post for answers to the questions from the live audience.

Boost Your Signal-to-Noise Ratio with Lock-in Detection

Boost Your Signal-To-Noise Ratio with Lock-in Detection
September 7th, 2023
Speakers: Heidi Potts

New technologies based on smaller and ever-more powerful devices often require precise measurements of tiny signals that are buried in noise.

In this tutorial, we learned how to use lock-in amplifiers and optimize measurement parameters to get the best signal-to-noise ratio. We discussed three common use cases: optics and photonics experiments, material characterization, and resonator characterization. Finally, we looked at more advanced techniques, such as double modulation and multi-frequency measurements.

Read our blog post for the summary of the event and answers to the questions from the live audience.

Quantum Materials: from Characterization to Resonator Measurements

Quantum Materials: from Characterization to Resonator Measurements
June 13th, 2023

Would you like to understand and address materials losses that are a key obstacle for the next generation of quantum technology? This webinar details how low-noise measurements with lock-in amplifiers can help you optimize your materials. Jim Phillips explains Hall measurements, RF reflectometry for quantum dot stability diagrams, and the Pound-Drever-Hall (PDH) technique for resonator characterization.

Professor Corey Rae McRae of CU Boulder and NIST Boulder dives into the use of microwave resonators as a tool to better understand superconducting qubit materials at millikelvin temperatures and ultralow powers. We show recent results using PDH to perform resonator center frequency and Q-factor measurements faster than is possible with the traditional VNA method.

Read our blog post for the summary of the event and answers to the questions from the live audience.

6th SPM User Meeting

Zurich Instruments SPM User Meeting 2023
May 25th, 2023

The SPM User Meeting 2023 focused on quantum sensing, imaging, and microwave detection. Our speakers covered the following application areas: nitrogen vacancy (NV) and color centers, Scanning microwave impedance microscopy (SMIM), radio-frequency (RF) STM and RF-reflectometry, Superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs), nano-magnetic resonance imaging (nano-MRI) and spin detection. To discuss your Scanning Probe Microscopy challenge, contact Romain Stomp and read more on this topic on our page overview.

Watch the full recording of the event here.

Hands-on Superconducting Qubit Characterization

Hands-on Superconducting Qubit Characterization | Zurich Instruments Webinar
November 22nd, 2022

Would you like to start qubit measurements, but don’t know how? Do you already do qubit measurements, but would like to learn tips and tricks to simplify and speed them up?

This webinar introduces essential methods used in superconducting qubit characterization: qubit spectroscopy, single-shot readout, and Rabi oscillation measurements. Through tutorials and demonstrations, we lead you from theory to practical, experimental measurements carried out on a real qubits in a dilution refrigerator. The webinar brings together device physics, instrumentation know-how, and software, all essential to realize state-of-the-art quantum experiments.

Read our blog post for the summary of the event and answers to the questions from the live audience.

 

Boost your Optical Signal Detection with Lock-in Amplifiers and Boxcar Averagers

Boost your Optical Signal Detection with Lock-in Amplifiers and Boxcar Averagers
November 8th, 2022

Would you like to boost your signal-to-noise ratio, but don’t know how? Or do you already use Lock-in amplifiers and boxcar averagers but would like to know more about the theory and practice, while also learning some useful tips and tricks?

In this webinar, you learn about the measurement principles of lock-in amplification and boxcar averaging, understand why such instruments are beneficial for capturing small signals in optical experiments, and which applications benefit from the different approaches.

Read our blog post for the summary of the event and answers to the questions from the live audience.

Measure and Generate Periodic Microwave Signals: The GHFLI and SHFLI Launch Event

Measure and Generate Periodic Microwave Signals I Zurich Instruments Webinar
October 6th, 2022

As the trend towards smaller devices and higher frequencies continues, faster reliable measurements become more and more important. The GHFLI and SHFLI Microwave Lock-in Amplifiers combine the measurement speed and high noise rejection of lock-in amplifiers with a full microwave measurement suite making them ideal solutions for scientists and engineers working at these frequencies.

This virtual launch event included a presentation of the instruments, a practical demonstration and live Q&A sessions. Read our blog post for the summary of the event and answers to the questions from the live audience.

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