Andy Chong

Assistant Professor
Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
College of Arts and Sciences: Electro-Optics, Physics

Profile

Dr. Chong is currently an assistant professor of physics department and electro-optics graduate program. He received his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 2008. His research interests are in nonlinear optics and ultrafast pulse propagation especially in fiber lasers and amplifiers. He is also conducting a research in complex optical wave packets and their applications. Dr. Chong has authored 60+ publications in refereed journals and conferences.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2008
  • M.S., Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2007
  • B.S., Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 1996.
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1995

Professional Activities

  • Member of Optical Society of America
  • Member of American Physical Society

Research Interests

  • Linear / nonlinear pulse propagation
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Ultrafast lasers and amplifiers
  • Arbitrary optical wave packet generation

Selected Publications

B. B. Zhou, A. Chong, F. W. Wise, and M. Bache. "Ultrafast and octave-spanning optical nonlinearities from strongly phase-mismatched quadratic interactions." Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 043902. 2012.

B. Nie, I. Saytashev, A. Chong, H. Liu, S. N. Arkhipov, F. W. Wise, and M. Dantus. "Multimodal microscopy with sub-30 fs Yb fiber laser oscillator." Biomed. Opt. Express, 3, 1750-1756. 2012.

A. Chong, H. Liu, B. Nie, B. G. Bale, S. Wabnitz, W. H. Renninger, M. Dantus, and F. W. Wise. "Pulse generation without gain-bandwidth limitation in a laser with self-similar evolution." Opt. Express, 20, 14213-14220. 2012.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong and, F. W. Wise. "Self-similar pulse evolution in an all-normal-dispersion laser." Physical Review A, 82, 2, 021805. 2010.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, D. N. Christodoulides and, F. W. Wise. "Airy-Bessel wave packets as versatile linear light bullets." Nature Photonics, 4, 2, 103-106. 2010.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise. "Route to the minimum pulse duration in normal-dispersion fiber laser." Opt. Lett., 33, 15, 2638-2640. 2008.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise. "Observation of antisymmetric dispersion-managed solitons in a mode-locked laser." Opt. Lett., 33, 15, 1717-1719. 2008.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise. "Environmentally-stable all-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser." Opt. Lett., 33, 10, 1071-1073. 2008.

F.W. Wise, A. Chong, and W.H. Renninger. “High-energy femtosecond fiber lasers based on pulse propagation at normal dispersion.” Laser & Photonics Review, 2, 1-2, 58-73. 2008.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong and F. W. Wise. "Dissipative solitons in normal-dispersion fiber lasers." Physical Review A, 77, 1, 023814. 2008.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise. "Properties of normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber lasers." JOSA B, 25, 2, 2008, 140-148. 2008.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise. "All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser with pulse energy above 20 nJ." Opt. Lett., 32, 16, 2408-2410. 2007.

A. Chong, L. Kuznetsova, and F. Wise. "Theoretical optimization of nonlinear chirped-pulse amplifiers." JOSA B, 24, 8, 1815-1823. 2007.

A. Chong, J. Buckley, W. Renninger, and F. Wise. "All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser." Optics Express, 14, 21, 10095-10100. 2006.