BiographyFrom an interview done by EE Web:
How did you get into optical electronics? Were there any first projects or jobs that started your research down this path?
After graduating from University of Pennsylvania with Ph. D. in EE started teaching and researching at Syracuse University. I took over the Solid State lab of the EE department. I worked on various Solid state problems. My first project was measuring the Symmetry Properties of strain dependent resistance at very low temperatures in various semiconductors. Eventually I worked on various electronic and optoelectronic devices most were my inventions. We worked on a Optical Camera that was read out using Surface Wave Acoustic Waves. One obtained the Fourier transform of the Image, my invention. In 1996 we started out Optical Fiber Work. First we made optical fiber manually by one person holding the Fiber Preform and another person heating the bottom of the preform with a torch. Eventually we build a complete fiber lab with Fiber Drawing Tower from salvaged pars. We make fibers with various coatings at the glass core glass cladding boundary of the fiber. Semiconductor coating for light amplification, Lithium Niobat Coating for strain sensing, sonar sensing and spectrum analysis an 5 nm thick Gold films for Bio Sensors and other applications. In 2007 our lab was kicked out of our original location and we moved to a research building where I met Professor Bart Ferall. Professor Ferall and I now investigate the possibility of animals including us seeing in 3D with each eye separately. Professor Hartmann and I work on Guided Laser Nuclear Fusion in a fiber.
The entire interview can be found in the authors links.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Fiber Light Amplifiers, Lasers, Optical Fibers, Image Propagation Through Fibers.