A collection of CREOL Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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First and Third Order Susceptibility of Organic Molecules, Hao-Jung Chang

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Machine Learning in Fiber Optics, Xiaowen Hu

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Development of Holographic Phase Masks for Wavefront Shaping, Nafiseh Mohammadian

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Filament Propagation through Atmospheric Conditions, Jessica Pena

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Optimization-Based Approaches to Low-Coherence Optical Diffraction Tomography, Seth Smith-Dryden

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Diamond Raman Seed Laser Using Nd:YVO4 Oscillator and Ytterbium-doped Fiber Amplifiers, Jordan Smith

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Light Trapping Transparent Electrodes, Mengdi Sun

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Diffractive Liquid Crystal Optical Elements For Near-eye Displays, Jianghao Xiong

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Patterned Liquid Crystal Devices for Near-eye Displays, Kun Yin

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Integrated Thin-film Lithium Niobate Devices and Circuits for Nonlinear- and Quantum-optic Applications, Kamal Mohamed Khalil Abdelsalam

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Novel Optical Frequency Combs Injection Locking Architectures, Ricardo Bustos Ramirez

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High Power Ytterbium and Thulium Fiber Lasers, Justin Cook

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Development of Quantitative Intensity-Based Single-Molecule Assays, Benjamin Croop

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UV-Ozone Oxide Treatments for High-Efficiency Silicon Photovoltaic Devices, Munan Gao

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Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications in Fiber Laser Systems, Stefan Gausmann

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Spectral Dependence of Deep Subwavelength Metallic Apertures in the Mid-wave Infrared, Heath Gemar

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Directional Link Management using In-Band Full-Duplex Free Space Optical Transceivers for Aerial Nodes, A F M Saniul Haq

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Ultraviolet Solar Blind Ga2O3-Based Photodetectors, Isa Hatipoglu

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Novel Liquid Crystal Photonic Devices Enabled by Liquid Crystal Alignment Engineering, Ziqian He

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Nonlinear Light-matter Interactions in Novel Crystals for Broadband Mid-infrared Generation, Taiki Kawamori

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Long-Range Laser-Material Interactions with High-Intensity Laser Pulses, Haley Kerrigan

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Multi-functional Fluorescence Microscopy via PSF Engineering for High-throughput Super-resolution Imaging, Jinhan Ren

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High Spectral Brightness, Broad Area Quantum Cascade Lasers, Enrique Sanchez Cristobal

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On the Information Content in Unresolved Imaging, Zhean Shen

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High Speed Modulation Characteristics of Semiconductor Nanolasers and Coupled Ring Laser Systems, Chi Xu

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The Physics of Nanoaperture Optical Traps: Design, Fabrication and Experimentation, Chenyi Zhang

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Liquid Crystal Flat Optics for Near-eye Displays, Tao Zhan

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Nonlinear Optical Mechanisms in Semiconductors and Enhanced Nonlinearities at Epsilon-Near-Zero, Sepehr Ahmadzadeh Benis

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Novel Fibers and Components for Space Division Multiplexing Technologies, Juan Carlos Alvarado Zacarias

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Wave-optics Simulation of Correlated Speckle Fields, Derek Burrell

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MidWave vs LongWave Infrared Search and Track and Aerosol Scattering Target Acquisition Performance, Steven Butrimas

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Attosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy in the Water Window, Andrew Chew

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Iterative Optical Diffraction Tomography for Reconstruction of Multiply-scattering Objects, Shengli Fan

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High Performance Micro-scale Light Emitting Diode Display, Fangwang Gou

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High-fidelity Mini-LED and Micro-LED Displays, Yuge Huang

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Multi-parameter Optical Metrology: Quantum and Classical, Walker Larson

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Machine Learning Inspired Optoelectronic Devices, Jinxin Li

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Novel Linear and Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers, Helena Estefania Lopez Aviles

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Enhancement of absorptance by ultrafast laser pulse shaping for efficient laser processing of thin polymers, Arifur Rahaman

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New Architectures for High Brightness Laser Emission: Thulium Lasers and Raman Lasers in Fiber and Diamond, Patrick Roumayah

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Heterogeneous Integrated Photonics for Nonlinear Frequency Conversion and Polarization Diversity, Tracy Sjaardema

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High Average Brightness Broad Area Quantum Cascade Lasers, Matthew Suttinger

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Fluorescence Microscopy with Tailored Illumination Light, Jialei Tang

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Ultrafast High-energy Laser Systems for Filament Applications, Daniel Thul

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Transient Mid-IR Nonlinear Refraction in Air and Nonlinear Optical properties of Organometallic Complexes, Salimeh Tofighi

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Parallelized X-Ray Tracing with GPU Ray-Tracing Engine, Joseph Ulseth

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Few-Mode Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers, Ning Wang

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Development of High-power Single-mode Yb-doped Fiber Amplifiers and Beam Analysis, Steffen Wittek

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Thermodynamic Theory of Heavily Multimoded Nonlinear Optical Systems, Fan Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Cryogenic Performance Projections for Ultra-small Oxide-free Vertical-cavity Surface-emitting Lasers, Mina Bayat

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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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Quantum Dot Light Emitting Devices (QLEDs) for Display, Lighting and Beyond, Hao Chen

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Optical Sensing of Structural Dynamics in Complex Media, Jose Rafael Guzman Sepulveda

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Novel Solid State Lasers Based on Volume Bragg Gratings, Evan Hale

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Fundamental Properties of Metallic Nanolasers, William Hayenga

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Stable, Highly Luminescent Perovskite-Polymer Composites for Photonics Applications, Juan He

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

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Mode Coupling in Space-division Multiplexed Systems, Huiyuan Liu

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

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Processing of Advanced Infrared Materials, Daniel Mcgill

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Non-Hermitian and Space-Time Mode Management, Nicholas Nye

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Artificial Magnetism and Topological Phenomena in Optics, Midya Parto

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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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Computational Imaging Systems for High-speed, Adaptive Sensing Applications, Yangyang Sun

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

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Design and Fabrication of Scalable Multifunctional Multimaterial Fibers and Textiles, Felix Tan

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High-dynamic-range Foveated Near-eye Display System, Guanjun Tan

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

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Computational Imaging with Limited Photon Budget, Zheyuan Zhu

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

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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