Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Institute of Optics

Research

Research Areas Key Areas Faculty Members
Biomedical Optics Raman spectroscopy, cerebral hemodynamics, biosensors, nonlinear optical microscopes, detection and characterization of single viruses, study of transmembrane proteins using single molecule spectroscopy, photodynamic therapy, light scattering spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, fluorescence imaging of gene expression, in-vivo imaging, real-time pathology, image restoration, single cell spectroscopy, optical coherence tomography Andrew Berger
Robert Boyd
Jim Fienup
Tom Foster
Nicholas George
Wayne Knox
Duncan Moore
Jannick Rolland
David Williams
Geunyoung Yoon
Jim Zavislan
Fibers & Optical
Communication
Optical fibers, fiber lasers and amplifiers, lightwave system design, multimode fibers, large-mode-area fibers, space division multiplexing, all-fiber devices, photonic crystal fibers, slow-light techniques, simulated light scattering, soliton propagation, supercontinuum generation Govind Agrawal
Robert Boyd
Tom Brown
Nicholas George
Wayne Knox
John Marciante
Image Science &
Systems
Quantum imaging, image reconstruction and restoration, wavefront sensing, lensless coherent imaging, phase retrieval, phase-error correction, sparse-aperture and segmented-aperture optical systems, Fourier transform spectroscopy, statistical decision and estimation theory, ray-based methods for wave propagation Miguel Alonso
Robert Boyd
Tom Brown
Jim Fienup
Nicholas George  
Jannick Rolland
Nick Vamivakas
Geunyoung Yoon
Jim Zavislan
Nanooptics & Nanophotonics Light-matter interactions on the subwavelength scale, near-field optical spectroscopy, single molecule studies, nanostructured materials for sensing, absorption, and radiation  Chunlei Guo
Todd Krauss
Qiang Lin
Svetlana Lukishova
Nick Vamivakas 
Nonlinear Optics and Nonlinear Photonics Nonlinear optics of metals, extreme nonlinear optics in intense fields, ultrafast material processing, BEC, single photon detection, entanglement, slow light and fast-light, quantum imaging, composite photonic materials, nonlinear optics of liquid crystals, laser beam self focusing, apodized optics for high power lasers  Govind Agrawal
Nick Bigelow
Robert Boyd
Chunlei Guo
Wayne Knox 
Qiang Lin
Svetlana Lukishova
Xi-Cheng Zhang 
Optical Engineering
& Design
Liquid crystal optics, opto-mechanics, tolerancing, optical system analysis, optical metrology and system alignment by phase retrieval, gradient index materials, optimization, nodal aberration theory, freeform optics, system assembly, apodized optics for high-power lasers  Julie Bentley
Tom Brown
Jonathan Ellis
Jim Fienup
Stephen Jacobs
Svetlana Lukishova
Duncan Moore
Jannick Rolland
Geunyoung Yoon
Jim Zavislan
Optical Fabrication
& Testing
Mechanics and chemistry of polishing, magnetorheological finishing, interferometry, freeform optics, optical instrumentation, scatterometry, metrology, gradient index materials, optomechanics, optical coherence tomography  Miguel Alonso
Julie Bentley
Tom Brown
Jonathan Ellis
Jim Fienup
Stephen Jacobs
Svetlana Lukishova
Duncan Moore
Jannick Rolland
Geunyoung Yoon
Jim Zavislan
Optical Materials Plasmonic materials for light localization and guiding, carbon nanotubes, semiconductors, quantum wells and quantum dots, nanocomposite materials, hydrogels, nanostructured materials, thin films, liquid crystals, gradient index materials, nanocrystals doped with single emitters, rare-earth doped materials  Julie Bentley
Robert Boyd
Tom Brown
Chunlei Guo
Stephen Jacobs
Wayne Knox
Todd Krauss
Svetlana Lukishova
Duncan Moore
Nick Vamivakas
Gary Wicks
Xi-Cheng Zhang
Optics Education Undergraduate conceptual and mathematical understanding of optics, particularly plane waves and polarization; R.E. Hopkins Center for Design, Fabrication and Testing; quantum optics, quantum information, and nano-optics teaching experiments to students with diverse backgrounds Andrew Berger
Jannick Rolland
Svetlana Lukishova
Optoelectronics &
Lasers
Semiconductor epitaxial structures for lasers, optical detectors, high-power semiconductor lasers, high-power and high-energy fiber amplifiers, visible fiber lasers, improvement of high-power laser quality, microlasers Tom Brown
Svetlana Lukishova
John Marciante
Gary Wicks 
Physical Optics Optical system diffractive modelling, phase retrieval, wavefront measurement, theory and measurement of partial coherence and polarization, beams with complex amplitude and polarization distributions, connection between ray and wave models of light, spin and orbital angular momentum of light, properties of strongly focused fields  Miguel Alonso
Tom Brown
Jim Fienup
Nicholas George
Quantum Optics & Quantum Photonics Quantum coherence, quantum noise, dark states, entanglement, quantum control, wave packets, multiphoton processes, cavity QED, nonlinear pulse propagation, quantum information, BEC, laser cooling and trapping, photon detection, quantum imaging, single photon sources   Govind Agrawal
Nick Bigelow
Robert Boyd
Joseph Eberly
Qiang Lin
Svetlana Lukishova

Carlos Stroud
Nick Vamivakas 
Ultrafast Optics &
High-Field Sciences
 
Supercontinuum generation, mode-locked lasers, solitons, ultrafast dynamics in solids, atoms and molecules in strong fields, high-energy-density matter, laser plasmas, femtosecond laser abiation, ultrafast lasers, terahertz technology  Govind Agrawal
Jianming Dai
Joseph Eberly
Chunlei Guo
Wayne Knox
Xi-Cheng Zhang
Vision & Ophthalmic Optics Superresolution of retinal images, visual assessment, visual correction, cornea and corneal surface metrology, cellular-resolution corneal imaging, tear-film dynamics imaging, corneal grafts, contact lenses Jim Fienup
Wayne Knox
Duncan Moore
Jannick Rolland
David Williams
Geunyoung Yoon
Jim Zavislan 

Research