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Optical Materials and Devices

Electro-optics, photonic and nonlinear optical materials, devices and applications; tunable photonic crystals; laser switching and optical information processing; liquid crystalline materials and devices; fiber optics and waveguides, holography

Faculty Members

Iam-Choon Khoo, (Ph.D. University of Rochester)

William E. Leonhard Professor Electrical Engineering
Theories and experiments in photonic devices, nonlinear- and electro- optics materials such as liquid crystals, fibers and nano-structured and novel refractive matamaterials.
Liquid Crystals and Nonlinear Optics Lab

Zhiwen Liu, (Ph.D. California Institute of Technology)

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Ultrafast and nonlinear optics, optical imaging, nonlinear spectroscopy, holography
Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics Lab

Xingjie Ni (Ph.D. Purdue University)

Charles H. Fetter Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Nanophotonics and optoelectronics, electromagnetic metamaterials, optical sensing, transformation optics devices, integrated photonics, nonlinear optics, optical communications, sub-wavelength signal processing, photovoltaics, and optical quantum information processing
Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics Laboratory

Shizhuo Yin, (Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University)

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Massive optical memories, medical optics, photo refractive materials, optical computing, and fiber-optic communications.
Optical Engineering Lab