Past Dissertations 2014-2004


Digital Holography for 3D Tomographic & Topographic Measurements
Logan Williams, Aug-14, Advisor: Partha Banerjee

Fabrication of a Deoxyribonucleic Acid Polymer Ridge Waveguide Electro-Optic Modulator by Nanoimprint Lithography
Emily Cory, May-14, Advisor: Andrew Sarangan


Engineering of Complex Optical Fields and Its Application
Wei Han, Aug-13, Advisor: Qiwen Zhan

Optical Vortex Beams: Generation, Propagation and Applications
Wen Cheng, Aug-13, Advisor: Qiwen Zhan


Fluorescence Enhancement using one dimensional Photonic Band Gap Multilayer Structure
Jian Gao, Aug-12, Advisor: Qiwen Zhan, Co-advisor: Andrew Sarangan

Semiconductor Optical Amplifier as a Phase Modulator for Short Pulse Synthetic Aperture Ladar and Vibrometry
Jennifer Carns, May-12, Advisor: Bradley Duncan


Super-Resolution and Nonlinear Absorbtion with Metallodielectric Stacks
Nkorni Katte, Dec-11, Advisor: Joe Haus

Design,Fabrication,and Characterization of Subwavelength Metallic Structures
Zhi Wu, Aug-11, Advisor: Qiwen Zhan, Co-advisor: Andrew Sarangan


Versatile Chromium-Doped Zinc Selenide Mid-Infrared Laser Sources for Scientific and Military Applications.
Patrick Berry, May-10, Advisor: Peter Powers

Building and Testing a High Spatial Resolution Nulling Microellipsometer Using Rotational Polarization.
Alain Tschimwang, May-10, Advisor: Qiwen Zhan


Effects of Multiple Photon Scattering in Deciduous Tree Canopies.
Michael Greiner, Dec-09, Advisor: Bradley Duncan

Focus Engineering with Spatially Variant Polarization for Nanometer Scale Applications. 
Weibin Chen, Dec-09, Advisor: Qiwen Zhan

Profile Control and Etching Mechanisms in an Inductively Coupled Plasma for Silicon, Silicon Dioxide and Lithium Niobate. 
Lirong Sun, Dec-09, Advisor: Andrew Sarangan

Theoretical and Computational Design of Terahertz Frequency Quantum Cascade Lasers. 
Adam Cooney, May-09, Advisor: Andrew Sarangan

Accurate Determination of Nonlinear Optical Parameters of Semiconductors at Infrared Wavelengths. 
Leonel Gonzalez, May-09, Advisor: Peter Powers


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


Self-pumped Gaussian Beam-Coupling and Stimulated Backscatter due to Reflection Gratings in Photorefractive Material. 
Mohammad Saleh, Aug-07, Advisor: Partha Banerjee


Imaging Diffractometer with Holographic Encoding Enhancements for Laser Sensing and Characterization.
Joseph III Binford, Dec-06, Advisor: Bradley Duncan

One and Two Dimensional Surface Emission Distributed Feedback Lasers Based on MEH-PPV. 
Aziz Mahfoud Familia, Dec-06, Advisor: Andrew Sarangan

Free-Space Optical Communications Performance Enhancement by Use of a Single Adaptive Optics.
Jason Schmidt, Dec-06, Advisor: Bradley Duncan

Resonant Cavity Enhanced (RCE) Techniques for Increasing the Efficiency of Quantum Well Photodetectors. 
Jang Pyo Kim, May-06, Advisor: Andrew Sarangan

The Development of an All-DNA-Based Electro-Optic Waveguide Modulator. 
Emily Heckman, May-06, Advisor: Perry Yaney 


Narrow Linewidth Terahertzgeneration from Two Seeded Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Optical Parametric Generators and Applications. 
Rashid Alkuwari, Dec-05, Advisor: Peter Powers 

Photonic Band Gap Enhanced Second-harmonic Generation in a Planar Lithium Niobate Waveguide. 
Cong Deng, Aug-05, Advisor: Joseph Haus


Numerical Analysis of Broad-band Optical Parametrical Generation in Periodically-Poled LiNbO3 and Novel Structure Design. 
Yiyi Guan, Dec-04, Advisor: Joseph Haus


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