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Govind P. Agrawal

Agrawal, Govind P.

  • James C. Wyant Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics
    Senior Scientist at LLE

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Interests: Fiber Optics; Lasers; Optical Communications

Miguel A. Alonso

Alonso, Miguel A.

  • Professor of Optics

Website

Interests: Mathematical Models of Wave Propagation

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Research Assistant Professor Aaron Bauer.

Bauer, Aaron

  • Research Assistant Professor of Optics

Interests: Optical design; Freeform optics; AR/VR optics

Julie Bentley

Bentley, Julie

  • Professor of Optics

Interests: Optical Design; Engineering

Andrew J. Berger

Berger, Andrew J.

  • Professor of Optics
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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Interests: Biomedical Optics; Optics Education

Nicholas P. Bigelow

Bigelow, Nicholas P.

  • Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics
    Professor of Optics

Website

Interests: Quantum Optics; Quantum Physics

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Bowen, John

  • Adjunct Faculty Member
Robert Boyd

Boyd, Robert

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics

Website

Interests: Nonlinear Optics

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Brea, Meir

  • Staff Accountant
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Bromage, Jake

  • Associate Professor of Optics
    Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Laser Technology Development at LLE

Interests: Ultrafast and ultra-intense lasers, optical parametric amplification, and laser diagnostics

Thomas G. Brown

Brown, Thomas G.

  • Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Interim Director of the Institute of Optics

Interests: Optoelectronics

Dale Buralli

Buralli, Dale

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

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Cristina Canavesi

Canavesi, Cristina

  • Research Associate
  • UR Center Coordinator, NSF I/UCRC Center for Freeform Optics
Jaime Cardenas

Cardenas, Jaime

  • Assistant Professor of Optics

Website

Interests: Nanophotonics; Integrated Photonics; Biophotonics; Lasers; Nonlinear Photonics

Director Scott Carney

Carney, Scott

  • Professor of Optics

Interests: Computed Imaging; Spectroscopy; Coherence Theory

Keren Chen

Chen, Keren

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Berger Group
Fei Cheng

Cheng, Fei

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Quantum Nanophotonics Group / Vamivakas Lab

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Dadras, Siamak

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Quantum Nanophotonics Group / Vamivakas Lab
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Davies, Kai

  • Graduate Program Coordinator

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E, Yiwen

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Zhang’s Terahertz Research Group
Jay Eastman

Eastman, Jay

  • Executive Consultant, Industrial Associates Program
Joseph H. Eberly

Eberly, Joseph H.

  • Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics
    Professor of Optics

Interests: Theoretical Quantum Optics, including optical entanglement, cavity QED, coherence and decoherence, ultra-intense laser interactions, quantum duality, optical interpretations of the quantum-classical boundary

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El Kabbash, Mohamed

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Guo Group

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James R. Fienup

Fienup, James R.

  • Robert E. Hopkins Professor of Optics
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Professor in the Center for Visual Science

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Interests: Image Reconstruction; Wavefront Sensing

Thomas Foster

Foster, Thomas

  • Professor of Imaging Sciences, Emeritus

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Interests: Medical Optics; Photodynamic Therapy

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Nicholas George

George, Nicholas

  • Emeritus Professor of Optics

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Interests: Physical Optics; Imaging

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Giacomelli, Michael

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Assistant Professor of Optics

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Interests: Multiphoton Microscopy, Surgical Imaging, Digital Pathology, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging, 3D and molecular imaging

Chunlei Guo

Guo, Chunlei

  • Professor of Optics

Website

Interests: Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Phenomena; Surface Functionalization; Atomic & Molecular Physics

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Haring, Tal

  • Strategic Analyst
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He, Yizhuo

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Guo Group
Edward Herger

Herger, Edward

  • Senior Lab Engineer
Pingjie Huang

Huang, Pingjie

  • Visiting Scholar
    Zhang Group
Jennifer Hunter

Hunter, Jennifer

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Assistant Professor, Center for Visual Science A&S
    Assistant Professor, The Institute of Optics

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Interests: Retinal damage; Retinal imaging

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Huo, Pengfei

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    Assistant Professor of Optics

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Interests: Theoretical Chemistry; Quantum Dynamics; Quantum Optics; Cavity QED; Light-Matter Interactions; Polariton Chemistry

Professor Huxlin

Huxlin, Krystel

  • James V. Aquavella, MD Professorship in Ophthalmology
    Director of Research, Department of Ophthalmology
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Professor of Brain/Cognitive Sciences
    Professor of Visual Science
    Professor of Neuroscience
    Professor of Optics

Website

Interests: Physiological Optics; Laser Vision Correction; Visual Neuroscience and Perception; Clinical Applications

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Kari Brick

Kafka, Kari

  • Financial Analyst
Wayne H. Knox

Knox, Wayne H.

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics
    Professor of Visual Sciences
    Professor of Materials Science

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Michael Koch

Koch, Michael

  • Research Engineer
    Wicks Group
Todd D. Krauss

Krauss, Todd D.

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  • Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Optics
  • Chair, Chemistry Department

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Interests: Materials Chemistry and Physics of Colloidal Nanoscale Semiconductors ; Optics of nanoscale semiconductor materials; Quantum optics and nanoscience

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Kruschwitz, Jennifer D. T.

  • Associate Professor of Optics

Interests: Optical Interference Coatings and Color

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Kruschwitz, Brian

  • Associate Professor of Optics
    Senior Scientist, LLE

Interests: High energy and high power laser systems; Optical systems; Adaptive optics; Laser diagnostics

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Kuper, Jerry

  • Senior Scientist
    Boyd Group

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Jordan Leidner

Leidner, Jordan

  • Scientist
    Marciante Group
Qiang Lin

Lin, Qiang

  • Associate Professor of Optics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Interests: Nanophotonic Devices; Physics and Applications

Svetlana G. Lukishova

Lukishova, Svetlana G.

  • Group Leader and Adjunct Professor

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Interests: Quantum Nanophotonics; Liquid Crystals; Nonlinear Optics; Quantum and Nano-Optics Teaching Experiments; History of Optics and Photonics

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John Marciante

Marciante, John

  • Associate Professor of Optics

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Interests: Lasers; Waveguides; Fiber Optics; Ultrafast

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Marcos, Susana

  • The Nicholas George Professor of Optics and the David Williams Director of the Center for Visual Science
Brian McIntyre

McIntyre, Brian

  • Lecturer
Benjamin Miller

Miller, Benjamin L.

  • Dean’s Professor of Dermatology
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Professor of Optics
    Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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Interests: Optical Biosensing and Integrated Photonics

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Mitchell, Jim

  • Nano Fabrication Laboratory Technician
Duncan T. Moore

Moore, Duncan T.

  • Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor in Optical Engineering Science
    Professor of Optics
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Professor of Business Administration in the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration

Website

Interests: Optical Engineering; Lens Design & Manufacturing; Gradient-Index Optics

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Jessica DeGroote Nelson

Nelson, Jessica DeGroote

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dustin Newman

Newman, Dustin

  • Undergraduate Program Manager

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John Palastro

Palastro, John

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Associate Professor, Institute of Optics
    Plasma Theory Group Leader and Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Laser matter interactions; nonlinear optics; plasma-based accelerators and radiation sources

Michael Pomerantz

Pomerantz, Michael

  • Technical Associate
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Postigo, Pablo A.

  • Professor of Optics

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Interests: Nanophotonics; Quantum photonics; Solar cells; Biophotonics

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Xiaofeng Qian

Qian, Xiaofeng

  • Research Associate
  • Vamivakas Group

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Professor William Renninger.

Renninger, William

  • Assistant Professor of Optics
    Assistant Professor of Physics

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Interests: Experimental Nonlinear Optics

Jannick Rolland

Rolland, Jannick

  • Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering
    Professor of Optics and Biomedical Engineering
    Professor in the Center for Visual Science
  • Director, NSF/IUCRC: Center for Freeform Optics
    Director, R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design & Engineering

Website

Interests: Optical System Design; Optical Metrology; Instrumentation and System Engineering; Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT); Optical Coherence Elastography (OCE); Head Worn Displays; Heads-up Displays

russell_lori

Russell, Lori

  • Administrator of the Institute

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Savich, Greg

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
Greg Schmidt

Schmidt, Greg

  • Assistant Professor of Optics
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Singh, Subhash

  • Visiting Scientist
    Guo Group
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Snopkowski, Adrienne

  • CeFO Financial Analyst
Carlos R. Stroud, Jr.

Stroud, Carlos R., Jr.

  • Professor Emeritus of Optics
    Professor Emeritus of Physics
  • Institute of Optics Historian

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Interests: Quantum Optics

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Thompson, Brian

  • Emeritus Professor of Optics
  • Provost Emeritus

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Nick Vamivakas

Vamivakas, Nick

  • Professor of Quantum Optics & Quantum Physics

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Interests: Quantum Optics; Quantum Physics

Taco Visser.

Visser, Taco Dirk

  • Professor of Optics

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Zhiqiang Wang

Wang, Zhiqiang

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Renninger Lab
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Waxer, Leon

  • Associate Professor of Optics
    Senior Scientist, LLE

Interests: High energy and high power laser systems; ultrafast laser systems; laser diagnostics; laser system design and modeling

Gary W. Wicks

Wicks, Gary W.

  • Professor of Optics

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Interests: Molecular Beam Epitaxy; Semiconductor Optoelectronics

David R. Williams

Williams, David R.

  • William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics
    Professor of Optics
    Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Director of the Center for Visual Science

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Interests: The Human Visual System; Physiological Optics

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Geunyoung Yoon

Yoon, Geunyoung

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Optics
  • Center for Visual science and Biomedical Engineering

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Interests: Biomedical and Visual Optics; Ophthalmic Optics; Human Vision; Adaptive Optics

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James M. Zavislan

Zavislan, James M.

  • Professor of Optics
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
    Associate Professor, Center for Visual Science
    Associate Dean of Education and New Initiatives
    Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor 2018-2021

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Interests: Optical Engineering; Biomedical Optical Systems

Xi-Cheng Zhang

Zhang, Xi-Cheng

  • M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: Ultrafast Photonics; Nonlinear Optics; Laser Physics; TeraHertz Waves

Jihua Zhang

Zhang, Jihua

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Guo Group
Ying Zhang

Zhang, Ying

  • Visiting Scientist
    Guo Group
Jonathan D. Zuegel

Zuegel, Jonathan D.

  • Professor of Optics
    Director, Laser Development and Engineering Division of LLE
    Senior Scientist, LLE

Interests: Solid-State Lasers; Nonlinear Optics; Electro-Optics; Laser Diagnostics