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Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy
Prof. Eric W. Van Stryland
Professor of Optics and Director School of Optics/CREOL
University of Central Florida
|Day and Time
Friday, October 3, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.
(refreshments will be served)
University of Toronto, Bahen Building, Room 1190
The Bahen Building is located at 40 St. George Street, Toronto
Circuits and Devices Chapter
(IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society)
and the Nortel Institute for Telecommunications
Emanuel Istrate, E-mail: email@example.com
No need to confirm your attendance - everyone welcome
Prof. Van Stryland will discuss experimental methods for characterizing
absorptive and nonlinear refractive properties of materials from
semiconductors to organics, e.g. transmission, Z-scan, femtosecond
pump - white light continuum probe. This latter method allows the
relatively rapid determination of the nondegenerate nonlinear absorption
spectra from which nonlinear refraction may be determined via nonlinear
Kramers-Kronig relations. These relations will also be discussed. He
will end with a brief discussion of optical limiting.
Eric W. Van Stryland is Professor of Optics, Physics and Electrical and
Computer Engineering in School of Optics/CREOL, University of Central
Florida. Eric Van Stryland received the Physics PhD degree in 1976, from
the University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ, where he
worked on optical coherent transients and photon counting statistics.
He worked in the areas of femtosecond pulse production, multiphoton
absorption in solids, and laser induced damage at the Center for Laser
Studies at the University of Southern California. He joined the physics
department at the University of North Texas in 1978 helping to form the
Center for Applied Quantum Electronics. In l987 he joined the newly
formed CREOL (Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers) at
the University of Central Florida where he was Professor of Physics and
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
His current research interests are
in the characterization of the nonlinear optical properties of materials
and their temporal response as well as the applications of these
nonlinear materials properties for sensor protection, switching, beam
control etc. He helped develop the Z-scan technique with Mansoor
Sheik-Bahae with whom he also established the methodology to apply
Kramers-Kronig relations to ultrafast nonlinearities. He is a fellow of
the Optical Society of America, a former member of their Board of
Directors and co-chair of the Science and Engineering Council, a senior
member of the Laser Institute of America and a former board member, a
senior member of IEEE LEOS and a member of the SPIE, and MRS. He also
served as a topical editor for Optics Letters. He has been Director of
the School of Optics/CREOL since July 1999.