Mazin Lab


Mazin Lab, led by Assistant Professor Ben Mazin, is focused on using a unique detector technology called Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) for astronomy in the near infrared, optical, ultraviolet, and X-ray.  These detectors allow us to determine the energy and arrival time of individual photons.  The applications of this technology ranges from detecting earth-like planets around nearby stars to untangling the emission mechanisms of pulsars.

Office:  Broida Hall 2015A

Phone: (805)893-3344

Fax: (805)893-3307

Lab:  Broida Hall 3509

Lab Phone: (805)893-7201


Department of Physics  

Bldg. 572 Room 1311          
University of California        
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA


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Physics Department, UCSB

Top: A 10,000 pixel Optical/near-IR MKID Array.  Photo credit: JPL NASA    Bottom Left: Mazin Lab members with the ARCONS camera Bottom Right: preliminary mosaic of Arp 147 taken with ARCONS at the Palomar 200”