Congratulations to Ryan and Ting!

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Congratulations to Drs. Ryan Suess and Ting Xie, who were graduated in the Clark School’s commencement yesterday!

Mehdi Jadidi wins ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship Award

Mehdi Jadidi was selected as one of this year’s recipients of the 2016 ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship Award.  This $3,000 fellowship is intended to recognize the outstanding work Mehdi has done towards his dissertation, “Graphene Plasmonics for Tunable Terahertz Optoelectronics”

Ryan Suess defends Ph.D. Thesis

Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Suess, who successfully defended his thesis, entitled “Nonlinear Optics and Carrier Dynamics in Nanostructured and Two-Dimensional Materials”

Ting Xie defends Ph.D. thesis

Congratulations to Ting Xie, who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Engineering thin films of magnetic alloys and semiconductor oxides at the nanoscale”.

Mo Li (UNM) to give LPS seminar on Wednesday 2/24

Prof. Mo Li (UNM) will give the LPS seminar entitled “Optomechanics, 2D Materials and Spintronics Integrated with Silicon Photonics” on Wednesday 2/24 at 3:00pm.

Chris Fritz and Dillan Chang complete TREND summer REU program

Congratulations to undergraduate students Chris Fritz (Dickinson) and Dillan Chang (Cornell), who concluded their 10-week research program with our laboratory, and presented their work at the annual TREND fair on August 7.

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Chris spent the summer investigating whether we could use a time-delayed electrooptic feedback loop to produce an electrical “frequency comb“, a nonlinear system of interacting frequency modes. He successfully built and programmed a high-speed time-delayed feedback loop, using lasers, modulators, and a field-programmable gate array that exhibited three different interacting frequency modes.

Dillan studied the phenomenon of synchronization between coupled optoelectronic systems, in the presence of shot noise. He built a time-delayed feedback system that incorporates a photon counting detector, and experimentally measured the extent to which two coupled systems can synchronize. His work was recognized with the Best Overall Project award, among all of this year’s TREND participants.

Aaron Hagerstrom defends Ph.D.

aaron-150x150Congratulations to Aaron Hagerstrom, who successfully defended his dissertation! Aaron’s research during the past 5 years has been featured so far in Nature Physics, Nature Communications and PNAS.

Research on Entropy, Noise and Chaos appears in PNAS

Our recent experimental study of time-delayed optoelectronic feedback loops incorporating a photon-counting detector has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). This paper shows a transition from single-photon shot noise to deterministic chaos, and describes a method for quantifying the entropy that accounts for both deterministic and stochastic uncertainty.

Kyowon Kim Defends Ph.D. Thesis

kyowon-150x150Congratulations to Kyowon Kim who successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Optical and Thermal Properties of Nanoporous Material and Devices”. Kyowon’s research accomplishments include the first ever demonstration of an integrated nanoporous Mach-Zehnder interferometric sensor, and the first measurement of the anisotropy in the thermal conductivity of porous silicon.

Shanshan Li defends Ph.D. Thesis

shanshan-150x150Congratulations to Shanshan Li, who successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Silicon Based Terahertz Waveguides”. Shanshan’s research has been featured in Optics Express, Nature Nanotechnology, New Journal of Physics, IEEE Transactions on THz Technology, and most recently in Optica.