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News December 2008
Ph.D. and M.S. Awards for 2008
December 17, 2008
Two Dimensional Photonic Crystals with Anisotropic Constituents and Their Propagation Characteristics.
Mohammad Siraj Dec-08 Advisor: Joseph Haus
Cascaded crystal optical parametric amplifier model using measured complex beam profiles and its experimental validation.
Anup Pandey May-08 Advisor: Joseph Haus / Peter Powers
Femtosecond Laser Micromachining Technology and Materials Processing and Evaluation.
G. Logan DesAutels May-08 Advisor: Peter Powers
A Scanning Microscope Platform for High Resolution Nonlinear Imaging and Laser Direct Writing.
Shuangyang Yang Dec-08 Advisor: Qiwen Zhan / Peter Powers
Fluorescence Enhancement Using one Dimensional Photonic Band Gap Multi-Layer Structure.
Jian Gao Dec-08 Advisor: Qiwen Zhan
Theoretical and Experimental Study of Terahertz Wave Generation Via Optical Rectification.
Wenzao Li Aug-08 Advisor: Peter Powers / Qiwen Zhan
Restoration of Imagery from Incoherently Illuminated Imaging Systems with Modeled Point Spread functions and Wiener Filters.
Mark Burky Aug-08 Advisor: Russell Hardie
Novel Wiregrid Micropolarizers for Infrared Imaging Polarimetry.
Zhi Wu Aug-08 Advisor: Qiwen Zhan / Andrew Sarangan
Modulation Instabilities in Media with Relaxational Nonlinearities and Applications to Optical Limiting in a Photonic Bandgap Structure.
Xue Liu May-08 Advisor: Peter Powers A comparative study of SIO2 Thin Film Deposition Techniques and the Fabrication of Unltr Low Refractive Index Nano-Porous Si02 Thin Film.
Mengshu Pan May-08 Advisor: Andrew Sarangan / Qiwen Zhan
Nonlinear Materials Characterization With Femtosecond Laser Pulses.
Geoffrey Jenkins May-08 Advisor: Peter Powers
Characterization of Periodically Poled Nonlinear Materrials Using Digital Image Processing.
James Alverson May-08 Advisor: Peter Powers
Characterization of Nonlinear Optical Properties of Semiconductor Materials.
Vincent Cowan May-08 Advisor: Peter Powers
Dr. Joseph Haus Receives American Physical Society Fellow Award
December 17, 2008
Dr Joseph Haus was bestowed the APS Fellow award at the joint OSA/APS October meeting in Rochester, NY. His work in heterogeneous nonlinear materials, especially nonlinear optics of photonic crystals was mentioned in the citation. He is also a fellow of two international optics societies: SPIE and OSA fellow. Dr. Haus has been Director of the Electro-Optics Program since 1999 and the Director of the LADAR and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) at UD. He has a Ph. D. in Physics from the Catholic University of America and an MS degree in Physics from John Carroll University.
DAGSI Student Awards: Wen Cheng and Alain Tschwimwang
December 17, 2008
The Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI) has been funded by the State of Ohio to support economic growth by strengthening the intellectual infrastructure in technology and developing engineering workforce talent. This year two EO students were awarded Tuition Grants: Wen Cheng, mentored by Qiwen Zhan and Joe Haus, and Alain Tschimwang, mentored by Qiwen Zhan. In the past three years nine EO graduate students have been partially supported by DAGSI.
Dr. Edward Watson is Fellow of the Optical Society of America
December 12, 2008
Dr. Edward Watson was elevated to the rank of fellow in the Optical Society of America (OSA). Dr. Watson, principal scientist at AFRL, serves on the board of Directors of OSA and recognized by SPIE and AFRL as fellow. Dr Watson, visiting faculty in the Electro-Optics Program, serves as an Air Force liaison to the Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI). He conducts research in active and passive electro-optic sensors, including the application of dynamic diffractive optical components to the agile steering and shaping of monochromatic and polychromatic light beams, development of multi-phenomenology laser radar imagers, and modeling of aliasing and blurring in sampled imagery. He has a Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Rochester, and an M.S. in Optical Sciences and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Arizona.
SPIE Travel Award: Weibin Chen
December 7, 2008
Weibin Chen received a SPIE Student Travel Grant to attend the SPIE Photonics West meeting in San Jose in 2009, where he will report recent results on “Direct imaging of surface plasmon excitation with radially polarized beam.” Webin, Treasurer of SPIE Student Chapter, UD, has been honored in the past with a DAGSI grant and best student paper award at the OSA Nanophotonics Topical Conference held in Hangzhou, China. He is working toward a Ph.D. under the mentorship of Dr. Qiwen Zhan.
News November 2008
Dr. Paul McManamon Named IEEE Fellow
November 12, 2008
IEEE board of directors elevate Dr. Paul McManamon to rank of Fellow of IEEE. The citation reads: “for contributions in optical phased array and laser radar."