A collection of CREOL Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Noise, Stability, and Linewidth Performance of 10-GHz Optical Frequency Combs Generated from the Nested Cavity Architecture, Kristina Bagnell

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Photothermal Lensing in Mid-Infrared Materials, Justin Cook

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High Performance Liquid Crystals for Displays and Spatial Light Modulators, Fenglin Peng

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Design of a Hydrogen-Filled Hollow-core Fiber Raman Laser, Yangyang Qin

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Design and Verification of a Multi-Terawatt Ti-Sapphire Femtosecond Laser System, Patrick Roumayah

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Filament Wavefront Evolution, Daniel Thul

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Enhancement of Bandwidth and Laser Deflection Angle of Acousto-optic Deflectors by Dynamic Two-dimensional Refractive Index Modulation, Tiansi Wang

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System for Metal Coated Fiber Fabrication, Da Zhang

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Picosecond Yb-Doped Fiber Amplifier, Weibin Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Monolithically Integrated InP-based Unidirectional Circulators Utilizing non-Hermiticity and Nonlinearity, Parinaz Aleahmad

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Hybrid Integrated Photonic Platforms and Devices, Jeffrey Chiles

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Fabrication and Characterization of Spatially-Variant Self-Collimating Photonic Crystals, Jennefir Digaum

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Laser Filament Interaction with Aerosols and Clouds, Cheonha Jeon

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Coupling of Laser Beams for Filament Propagation, Daniel Kepler

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Broad Bandwidth Optical Frequency Combs from Low Noise, High Repetition Rate Semiconductor Mode-Locked Lasers, Anthony Klee

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Intrinsic Modulation Response Modeling and Analysis for Lithographic Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers, Mingxin Li

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Multi-Purpose device for analyzing and measuring ultra-short pulses, Naman Anilkumar Mehta

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Sensing using Specialty Optical Fibers, Amy Van Newkirk

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Design and Engineering of Ultrafast Amplifier Systems, Benjamin Webb

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Advanced Blue Phase Liquid Crystal Displays, Daming Xu

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Electrical Parasitic Bandwidth Limitations of Oxide-Free Lithographic Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers, Xu Yang

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Ultrafast Mechanisms of Nonlinear Refraction and Two-photon Photochromism, Peng Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Transverse mode selection and brightness enhancement in laser resonators by means of volume Bragg gratings, Brian Anderson

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Nano and Nanostructured Materials for Optical Applications, Panit Chantharasupawong

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Low Absorption Liquid Crystal Materials for Midwave Infrared, Amy Creekmore

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Towards High-Flux Isolated Attosecond Pulses with a 200 TW CPA, Eric Cunningham

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Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition of Functional Oxide Materials for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells, Kristopher Davis

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White Light Continuum for Broadband Nonlinear Spectroscopy, Trenton Ensley

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Liquid Crystal-Based Biosensors for the Detection of Bile Acids, Sihui He

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Entanglement and Coherence in Classical and Quantum Optics, Kumel Kagalwala

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Conservation Laws and Electromagnetic Interactions, Veerachart Kajorndejnukul

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Photon Statistics in Disordered Lattices, Hasan Kondakci

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Nanoscale Control of Gap-plasmon Enhanced Optical Processes, Chatdanai Lumdee

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High Efficiency and Wide Color Gamut Liquid Crystal Displays, Zhenyue Luo

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Optical Propagation of Self-sustaining Wavefronts and Nonlinear Dynamics in Parabolic Multimode Fibers, Matthew Mills

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Two-photon absorption in bulk semiconductors and quantum well structures and its applications, Himansu Pattanaik

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Nonlinear Optical Response of Simple Molecules and Two-Photon Semiconductor Lasers, Matthew Reichert

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True linearized intensity modulation for photonic analog to digital conversion using an injection-locked mode-locked laser, Edris Sarailou

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Broadband Coherent Perfect Absorption in One-Dimensional Optical Systems, Massimo Maximilian Villinger

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Optical Fibers for Space-Division Multiplexed Transmission and Networking, Cen Xia

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Photonic Filtering for Applications in Microwave Generation and Metrology, Marcus Bagnell

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Injection-Locked Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) for Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generation, Sharad Bhooplapur

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Advanced Liquid Crystal Materials For Display And Photonic Applications, Yuan Chen

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Large Area Conformal Infrared Frequency Selective Surfaces, Jeffrey D'Archangel

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Particle Manipulation Via Optical Forces and Engineering Soft-Matter Systems With Tunable Nonlinearities., Shima Fardad

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Techniques For Characterization Of Third Order Optical Nonlinearities, Manuel Ferdinandus

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High resolution time-resolved imaging system in the vacuum ultraviolet region, Yuseong Jang

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Specialty Fiber Lasers and Novel Fiber Devices, Clemence Jollivet

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Multifunctional, Multimaterial Particle Fabrication Via an In-Fiber Fluid Instability, Joshua Kaufman

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Highly-Sensitive Stoichiometric Analysis of YAG Ceramics Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Jahromi, Ali Kazemi

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Laser Filamentation - Beyond Self-focusing and Plasma Defocusing, Khan Lim

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Semiconductor Laser Based on Thermoelectrophotonics, Xiaohang Liu

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High Performance Three-Dimensional Display Based on Polymer-Stabilized Blue Phase Liquid Crystal, Yifan Liu

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Nonlinear integrated photonics on silicon and gallium arsenide substrates, Jichi Ma

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Entangled Photon Pairs in Disordered Photonic Lattices, Lane Martin

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Parity-time and supersymmetry in optics, Mohammad Ali Miri

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Frequency Selective Detection of Infrared Radiation in Uncooled Optical Nano-Antenna Array, Sushrut Modak

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Holographic Recording and Applications of Multiplexed Volume Bragg Gratings in Photo-thermo-refractive Glass, Daniel Ott

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LP fiber mode converters using holographic phase mask in photo-thermo-refractive glass, Aniket Patil

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Multimaterial Fibers And Tapers A Platform For Nonlinear Photonics And Nanotechnology, Soroush Shabahang

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Broad Bandwidth, All-fiber, Thulium-doped Photonic Crystal Fiber Amplifier for Potential Use in Scaling Ultrashort Pulse Peak Powers, Alex Sincore

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Distribution of Laser Induced Heating in Multi-Component Chalcogenide Glass and its Associated Effects, Laura Sisken

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Multimaterial fibers in photonics and nanotechnology, Guangming Tao

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Cascaded plasmon resonances for enhanced nonlinear optical response, Seyfollah Toroghi

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Generation and characterization of sub-70 isolated attosecond pulses, Qi Zhang

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Self-heating control of edge emitting and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, Yu Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Mode-division Multiplexed Transmission In Few-mode Fibers, Neng Bai

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Phase-locking Stability Of A Quasi-single-cycle Pulse, Nathan Bodnar

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The Impact Of Growth Conditions On Cubic Znmgo Ultraviolet Sensors, Ryan Boutwell

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Inverse Problems In Multiple Light Scattering, John Broky

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External Cavity Mode-locked Semiconductor Lasers For The Generation Of Ultra-low Noise Multi-gigahertz Frequency Combs And Applications In Multi-heterodyne Detection Of Arbitrary Optical Waveforms, Josue Davila-Rodriguez

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Mesoscale Light-matter Interactions, Kyle Douglass

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Peak Power Scaling Of Nanosecond Pulses In Thulium Based Fiber Lasers, Christian Gaida

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Pulsed Tm-fiber Laser For Mid-ir Generation, Pankaj Kadwani

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Properties Of High Energy Laser Light Transmission Through Large Core Optical Cables, Christopher Kennedy

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Optically Induced Forces In Scanning Probe Microscopy, Dana Kohlgraf-Owens

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Metrology Of Volume Chirped Bragg Gratings Recorded In Photo-thermo-refractive Glass For Ultrashort Pulse Stretching And Compressing, Christopher Lantigua

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Fabrication Of Metallic Antenna Arrays Using Nanoimprint Lithography, Yu-Wei Lin

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Development Of Laser Spectroscopy For Elemental And Molecular Analysis, Yuan Liu

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Femtosecond Filament Interaction As A Probe For Molecular Alignment, Erik McKee

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Beam Deflection, Matthias Münnich,

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Absorptive And Refractive Optical Nonlinearities In Organic Molecules And Semiconductors, Davorin Peceli

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Reduced Susceptibility Of Deformation Due To Vibrational And Gravitational Effects On A Focus Variable Adaptive Lens, Victoriya Relina

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Volume Phase Masks In Photo-thermo-refractive Glass, Marc SeGall

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Development Of Thulium Fiber Lasers For High Average Power And High Peak Power Operation, Robert Sims

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Fast-response Liquid Crystals For Photonic And Display Applications, Jie Sun

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Non-degenerate Two Photon Gain In Bulk Gallium Arsenide, Brendan Turnbull

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High Energy, High Average Power, Picosecond Laser Systems To Drive Few-cycle Opcpa, Andreas Vaupel

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Wavelength Scale Resonant Structures For Integrated Photonic Applications, Matthew Weed

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Growth And Characterization Of Zno Based Semiconductor Materials And Devices, Ming Wei

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Injection Locking Of Semiconductor Mode-locked Lasers For Long-term Stability Of Widely Tunable Frequency Combs, Charles Williams

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Ytterbium-doped Fiber-seeded Thin-disk Master Oscillator Power Amplifier Laser System, Christina Willis-Ott

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High Flux Isolated Attosecond Pulse Generation, Yi Wu

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Optically Isotropic Liquid Crystals For Display And Photonic Applications, Jin Yan

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Vertical Field Switching Blue Phase Liquid Crystals For Field Sequential Color Displays, Hui-Chuan Cheng

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Submillisecond-response Blue Phase Liquid Crystals For Display Applications, Kuan Ming Chen

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Phonon Modulation By Polarized Lasers For Material Modification, Sen-Yong Chen

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Image Degradation Due To Surface Scattering In The Presence Of Aberrations, Narak Choi

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Infrared Tapered Slot Antennas Coupled To Tunnel Diodes, Louis A. Florence

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Injection-locked Semiconductor Lasers For Realization Of Novel Rf Photonics Components, Nazanin Hoghooghi