Alum Yi-Hsin Lin Elected as OSA Fellow

September 21, 2020 by
Alum Yi-Hsin Lin has been elected as an OSA Fellow at the September 2020 meeting. Yi-Hsin was PhD student in Professor Shin-Tson Wu‘s LCD research group from 2002 to 2006 and is currently a professor at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Fellow citation: “For her pioneering contributions to electrically tunable liquid crystal lenses that led […]

Graduate Student Jessica Pena attends Siegman International School on Lasers

September 4, 2020 by
Graduate Student Jessica Pena attended the Siegman International School on Lasers remotely this summer and is invited to attend the 2021 school in 2021 to be held at the University of Warsaw. The Siegman International School is a week-long program that exposes students to in-depth learning of lasers and their applications from internationally recognized academic […]

Graduate Student Jessica Pena awarded DEPS fellowship

August 31, 2020 by
Jessica Pena, a senior graduate student with the Laser Plasma Laboratory in the College of Optics & Photonics has been awarded a $5,000 Fellowship from the Directed Energy Professional Society for FY21. DEPS looks for students working in the DE (Directed Energy) fields of USPL (Ultra Short Pulse Lasers), HEL (High Energy Lasers) and HPM […]

Introduction to Flat Panel Displays: Second Edition

August 25, 2020 by
Professor Shin-Tson Wu publishes the second edition of “Introduction to Flat Panel Displays” Introduction to Flat Panel Displays describes the fundamental physics and materials of major flat panel display technologies including LED, OLED, LCD, PDP and FED and reflective displays. A reference for graduate students and new entrants to the display industry, the book currently covers […]

Laser-based Mid-infrared Sources and Applications

August 25, 2020 by
Professor Konstantin Vodopyanov publishes a book titled “Laser-based Mid-infrared Sources and Applications“ Laser-based Mid-infrared Sources and Applications gives a comprehensive overview of the existing methods for generating coherent light in the important yet difficult-to-reach mid-infrared region of the spectrum (2–20 μm) and their applications. The book describes major approaches for mid-infrared light generation including ion-doped solid-state […]

Paper by Professor Peter Delfyett makes front cover of IEEE JQE August Issue

August 3, 2020 by
A paper “A Monolithically Integrated Racetrack Colliding-Pulse Mode-Locked Laser With Pulse-Picking Modulator” by Professor Peter Delfyett‘s Ultrafast Photonics group, in colaboration with Infinera, made the front cover of IEEE JQE August Issue. This work presents a novel InP-based Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) that monolithically integrates a racetrack mode-locked laser with a pulse-picking modulator and an […]

Summer 2020 Graduates

July 28, 2020 by
Watch the Summer 2020 CREOL Commencement Ceremonies Summer 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremonies for CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics was on Saturday August 1, at 10:15 am.https://youtu.be/iITbo76rNO4 Ph.D. Graduates .elementor-11130 .elementor-element.elementor-element-b65796a .ae_thumb_wrapper.ae_image_ratio_yes .ae-post-image{padding-bottom:calc( 1.5 * 100% );}.elementor-11130 .elementor-element.elementor-element-b65796a .ae-post-overlay{background-color:rgba(33,33,33,0.34);}.elementor-11130 .elementor-element.elementor-element-ffa8993 .ae-element-post-title{text-align:center;color:#000000;}.elementor-11130 .elementor-element.elementor-element-ffa8993 .ae-element-post-title:hover{color:#7a7a7a;}.elementor-11130 .elementor-element.elementor-element-1bcc036 .ae-acf-wrapper{text-align:center;}.elementor-11130 .elementor-element.elementor-element-1bcc036 .ae-acf-content-wrapper{display:inline-block;}.elementor-11130 .elementor-element.elementor-element-1bcc036.ae-align-justify .ae-acf-content-wrapper{width:100%;text-align:center;}@media(max-width:1024px){.elementor-11130 .elementor-element.elementor-element-b65796a .ae_thumb_wrapper.ae_image_ratio_yes .ae-post-image{padding-bottom:calc( 1.5 * […]

Novel infrared gradient refractive index materials

July 21, 2020 by
In a new article “Monolithic Chalcogenide Optical Nanocomposites Enable Infrared System Innovation: Gradient Refractive Index (GRIN) Optics” published in Advanced Optical Materials, a collaborative team, led by Professor Kathleen A. Richardson (corresponding author) and Dr. Myungkoo Kang (lead author) from the College of Optics and Photonics, reported a first-ever integrated approach to the design-processing-structure-property-performance relationship […]

Professor Shin-Tson Wu’s paper selected as outstanding paper in 2019 for Light: Science & Applications

July 20, 2020 by
Professor Shin-Tson Wu’s paper “Liquid crystal display and organic light-emitting diode display: present status and future perspectives” has been selected as an outstanding paper in 2019 for Nature’s Light: Science & Applications. Recently, ‘Liquid crystal display (LCD) vs. organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display: who wins?’ has become a topic of heated debate. In this review, […]

Mini-LED, Micro-LED, and OLED displays: Present status and future perspectives

July 16, 2020 by
In a new paper “Mini-LED, Micro-LED and OLED displays: present status and future perspectives” published in Light: Science & Application, a team of scientists, led by Professor Shin-Tson Wu from the College of Optics and Photonics, conducted a comprehensive analysis of the performance of emerging display technologies used in smartphones, tablets, desktop monitors, TVs and […]

Professor Miguel Bandres publishes paper “Observation of branched flow of light” in Nature

July 7, 2020 by
Professor Miguel Bandres et al has published a paper “Observation of branched flow of light” in Nature. “When waves propagate through a weak disordered potential with correlation length larger than the wavelength, they form channels (branches) of enhanced intensity that keep dividing as the waves propagate. This fundamental wave phenomenon is known as branched flow. […]