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Efficient silicon micro-reactors for thermophotovoltaic applications
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems passively generate electricity from the combustion of fuel. Although TPV conversion systems have advantages, they suffer from low efficiency. This thesis investigates different ways to ...
(MEMS) toroidal magnetics for integrated power electronics
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
Power electronics represent a key technology for improving the functionality and performance, and reducing the energy consumption of many systems. However, the size, cost, and performance constraints of conventional power ...
Design and fabrication of efficient fiber to chip couplers
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
Efficient fiber to chip couplers are essential for overall efficiency of integrated photonic devices. In this thesis new techniques are developed including using an optimization algorithm for designing adiabatic tapers and ...