Nanotechnology experts at Sandia create first terahertz-speed polarization optical switch

September 15 2017


A Sandia-led team has for the first time used optics rather than electronics to switch a nanometer-thick thin film device from completely dark to completely transparent, or light, at a speed of trillionths of a second...........more





AIM Photonics: Moving at the Speed of Light

August 9 2017

AIM Photonics

University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays..........more





2017 SPIE Optics & Photonics

August 6-10 2017


SPIE Optics + Photonics 2017 Invited Papers, Presentations and Posters..........more





SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing, Anaheim, CA

Apr 10-12 2017


SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2017 Invited Papers, Presentations and Posters..........more





Electro-optical Switch Transmits Data at Record-Low Temperatures

March 16 2017

Electro-optical switch

Operating at temperatures near absolute zero, switch could enable significantly faster data processing with lower power consumption..........more





Guiding Light

March 3 2017

Guiding Light

Sandia researchers create 3-D metasurfaces using III-V semiconductors..........more





R&D 100, 2016: T-Quake - Quantum-Mechanical Transmitter/Receiver Microchip

Nov 7 2016


Applying advanced microfabrication techniques and innovative microdesign, the Sandia Enabled Communications and Authentication Network (SECANT) team has designed and produced photonic microchips capable of sending, receiving, and processing quantum signals for applications in cyber and physical security...........more




PhoeniX Software and Sandia National Laboratories

March 23 2016


PhoeniX Software and Sandia National Laboratories Collaborate to Advance Photonic Integrated Circuit Design and Manufacture..........more





Unique phononic filter could revolutionize signal processing systems

Jan 12 2016


A unique filtering technology that combines light and sound waves on a single chip is expected to better detect radar and communications frequencies...........more




IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Society Merit Award honors Sandia radiation effects expert

July 17, 2014


Sandia radiation effects researcher Jim Schwank has won the 2014 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Merit Award, which recognizes outstanding technical contributions to the fields of nuclear and plasma sciences.

“I feel highly honored,” said Schwank, who is the second active Sandia employee to win the award and the sixth person in the radiation effects community to win since the award’s inception in 1972. The winner was announced earlier this month during the IEEE’s Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects conference..........more

Prototype electrolyte sensor provides immediate read-outs

June 3, 2014

Ronen Polsky

Patients trying to navigate today’s complex medical system with its costly laboratory analyses might prefer a pain-free home diagnostic device, worn on the wrist, that can analyze, continuously record and immediately remedy low electrolyte levels.

Runners, athletes in other strenuous sports and soldiers on long missions also might prefer immediate knowledge of their electrolytic states as an aid to improved performance...........more

LEED® Green Building Awards


* MESA WIF - LEED Silver


* MESA MicroFab - LEED Certified (1st LEED Green Microchip Fabrication Facility in the world)
* CINT - LEED Certified


* JCEL - LEED Silver

Lockheed Martin NOVA Awards


* Electroneedle Array (Nomination)
* MESA Project

Sandia Green Building Awards

Sandia Corporate Lean Six Sigma Awards


* Champion of the Year - Dale L. Hetherington
* Black Belt of the Year - Amy Moy
* Green Belt of the Year - Jonathan W. Wittwer


* Champion of the Year - Gilbert V. Herrera

Sandia Fellows

* 2013 - Sandia Labs names three fellows


* 2011 - Solar glitter, rescue robot


* 2007 - Bio-threat detection

Seapower to Peace

* 2007 - Micro-Sensing


* 2007 - ASICS Design

Defense Program Award

* 2000 - MDE Design to Manufacturing Program