A collection of CREOL Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Hybrid Integration of Second- and Third-order Highly Nonlinear Waveguides on Silicon Substrates, Guillermo Fernando Camacho Gonzalez

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Fundamental Properties of Metallic Nanolasers, William Hayenga

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Holographic Optical Elements for Visible Light Applications in Photo-thermo-refractive Glass, Fedor Kompan

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Liquid Crystal Phase Modulation for Beam Steering and Near-eye Displays, Yun-Han Lee

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Third-order Optical Nonlinearities for Integrated Microwave Photonics Applications, Marcin Malinowski

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Filament Plasma Density Enhancement Using Two Co-Propagating Beams, Jessica Pena

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Broadband Mid-infrared Frequency Combs Generated via Frequency Division, Qitian Ru

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High Performance Liquid Crystal Devices for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Md Javed Rouf Talukder

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Imaging through Glass-air Anderson Localizing Optical Fiber, Jian Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Fiber Optimization for Operation Beyond Transverse Mode Instability Limitations, Joshua Bradford

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Nonlinear Dynamics in Multimode Optical Fibers, Mohammad Amin Eftekhar

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Room Temperature Operation of Quantum Cascade Lasers Monolithically Integrated Onto a Lattice-Mismatched Substrate, Rowel Go

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Mode-locked Laser Based on Large Core Yb3+-Doped Fiber, Fei Jia

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Analysis and Design of Non-Hermitian Optical Systems, Ali Kazemi Jahromi

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Development of a Tabletop Coherent Soft X-ray Source, Hanfu Kong

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Generation and Characterization of Isolated Attosecond Pulse in the Soft X-ray Regime, Jie Li

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Power Scaling of High Power Solid State Lasers., Bumjin Oh

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Thin-film Lithium Niobate Photonics for Electro-optics, Nonlinear Optics, and Quantum Optics on Silicon, Ashutosh Rao

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Single Mode Wavelength-Tunable Thulium Fiber, Dong Jin Shin

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2 Micron Fiber Lasers: Power Scaling Concepts and Limitations, Alex Sincore

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Non-Hermitian Optics, Absar Ulhassan

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Cavity-Coupled Plasmonic Systems for Enhanced Light-Matter Interactions, Abraham Vazquez-Guardado

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Harnessing Spatial Intensity Fluctuations for Optical Imaging and Sensing, Milad Akhlaghi Bouzan

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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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Advanced liquid crystal displays with supreme image qualities, Haiwei Chen

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Photothermal Lensing in Mid-Infrared Materials, Justin Cook

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Novel Photonic Resonance Arrangements Using Non-Hermitian Exceptional Points, Hossein Hodaei

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Mode Evolution in Fiber Based Devices for Optical Communication Systems, Bin Huang

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Enhanced Ablation by Femtosecond and Nanoseond Pulses, Haley Kerrigan

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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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Laser-induced crystallization mechanisms in chalcogenide glass materials for advanced optical functionality, Laura Sisken

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Thermal and Waveguide Optimization of Broad Area Quantum Cascade Laser Performance, Matthew Suttinger

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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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Generation of High-Flux Attosecond Pulses and Towards Attosecond-Attosecond Pump-Probe Experiments, Yang Wang

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System for Metal Coated Fiber Fabrication, Da Zhang

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High dynamic range display systems, Ruidong Zhu

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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