physics

Optics Emphasis Graduates Awards and Accomplishments

Publications

“Chi((3)) analysis of all-optical polarization switching in semiconductor quantum wells”, I. Rumyantsev, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, E. J. Gansen and A. L. Smirl, Phys. Rev. B, 69 (23) (2004).

“Ultrafast polarization modulation induced by the “virtual excitation” of spin-polarized excitons in quantum wells: Application to all-optical switching”, E. J. Gansen and A. L. Smirl, J. Appl. Phys., 95 (8), 3907-3915 (2004)

“Polarization state dynamics induced by the virtual excitation of spin-polarized carriers in semiconductor quantum wells”, E. J. Gansen and A. L. Smirl, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 19 (4), S372-S374, Sp. Iss. SI (2004).

“Differential measurements of Raman coherence and two-exciton correlations in quantum wells”, S. A. Hawkins, E. J. Gansen, M. J. Stevens, A. L. Smirl, I. Rumyantsev, R. Takayama, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder and D. G. Steel, Phys. Rev. B, 68 (3) (2003).

“Additive Lithography for Diffractive Optics”, M. Pitchumani, H. Hockel, W. Mohammed, and E. G. Johnson, Appl. Optics, 41, #29, 6176, (2002).

“Scattering enhancement from an array of interacting dipoles near a planar waveguide”, B. J. Soller and D. G. Hall, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 19 (10): 2437-2448 (2002).

“Dynamic modifications to the plasmon resonance of a metallic nanoparticle coupled to a planar waveguide: beyond the point-dipole limit”, B. J. Soller and D. G. Hall, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 19 (5): 1195-1203 (2002).

“Femtosecond all-optical polarization switching based on the virtual excitation of spin-polarized excitons in quantum wells”, E. J. Gansen, K. Jarasiunas, A. L. Smirl, Appl. Phys. Letts., 80 (6): 971-973 (2002).

“Spatio-temporal characterization of the electric field of ultrashort optical pulses using two-dimensional shearing interferometry”, C. Dorrer, E. M. Kosik, and I. A. Walmsley, Appl. Phys. B, 74: S209-S217 Suppl. S (2002).

“Direct space-time characterization of the electric fields of ultrashort optical pulses”, C. Dorrer, E. M. Kosik, and I. A. Walmsley, Optics Letts., 27 (7): 548-550 (2002).

“Energy Transfer at Optical Frequencies to Silicon-on-Insulator Structures”, B. J. Soller, H. R. Stuart, D. G. Hall, Optics Letts., 26, 1421-1423 (2001).

Coherent All-Optical Polarization Switching Based on Exciton-Exciton Interactions in Quantum Wells”, E. J. Gansen, K. Jarasiunas, S. A. Hawkins, M. J. Stevens, A. L. Smirl, J. Appl. Phys., 90, 1077-1081 (2001).

“Dual Frequency Technique for Doppler Wind Lidar Measurements”, J. T. Dobler, B. M. Gentry, J. A. Reagan, Proc. SPIE 46th Annual Meeting International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, Vol. 4484, paper #10, 11 pp., San Diego, CA, July 29 - August 3, 2001.

“Direct Observation of a Propagating, Planar-Waveguide Surface Mode in a Discontinuous Film of Metal Nanoparticles”, B. J. Soller, D. G. Hall, Optics Letts., 25, 1071-1073 (2000).

“The effects of noise on ultrashort-optical-pulse measurement using SPIDER”, M. E. Anderson, L. de Araujo, E. M. Kosik, I. A. Walmsley, Appl. Phys. B, 70, S85-S93, Suppl. S (2000).

Awards, Grants and Honors

Brooke Chuzles was selected for the Fellows Program offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2005-2008). She will be pursuing her Ph.D. at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.

Chris DiRocco received a research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue his M.S./Ph.D. at the Center of Electro-Optics, University of Dayton (2004 - 2005).

Paul Noffke received a research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue his M.S./Ph.D. at the Center of Electro-Optics, University of Dayton (2004 - 2005).

Patrick Berry received a research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue his M.S./Ph.D. at the Center of Electro-Optics, University of Dayton (2003 - 2004).

Jeffrey Knier received a research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue his M.S. at the Center of Electro-Optics, University of Dayton (2003 - 2004).

John Sullivan received the distinguished GAANN research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona (2002 - 2003).

Nathan Leisso received the distinguished GAANN research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona (2002 - 2003).

Quinn Sanford received a tuition scholarship to pursue his M.S. at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona (2002 - 2003).

Eric Vershure received a research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue his M.S. at the Center of Electro-Optics, University of Dayton (2002 - 2003).

Heidi Hockel received a research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue graduate studies at School of Optics/Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), University of Central Florida (2001 - 2002).

Michael Lauters received the distinguished GAANN Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona (2001 - 2002).

Jeremy Dobler received the NASA GSRP (Graduate Student Researcher's Program) Fellowship, Goddard Space Flight Center (2000-2001) and (2001-2002).

Brian Kinder received a research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona (2000 - 2001).

Nick Roland received a research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester (2000 - 2001).

Jeremy Dobler received the distinguished GAANN Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona (1999-2000).

Ellen Kosik received a research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester (1998 - 1999).

Brian Soller received the National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship (1997-2001).

Brian Soller received a research fellowship and a tuition scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester (1996 - 1997).