Optical Material Studies (OM)

Optical Material Studies

Interested audience.This group is involved with the development and characterization of new and improved optical materials. Materials include those with superior transmission in the UV, visible near and mid-infrared portions of the spectrum for use in passive and active optical elements and devices as well as those having unusual nonlinear optical properties for use in switches and limiters. Examples of novel materials include quantum engineered multiple quantum wells for lasing, photonic structures with unusual properties (negative index, left-handed, highly nonlinear, etc.) and sintered ceramic materials displaying superior hardness, strength and transmission in the infrared.

Gururaj V Naik Rice UniversityChair
Maiken H. Mikkelsen Duke UniversityVice Chair
Ekaterina Poutrina Air Force Research LaboratoryChair Elect
Jonathan A Fan Stanford UniversityEvent Chair
Nathaniel Kinsey Virginia Commonwealth Univ.Event Vice Chair
Ho Wai Howard Lee University of California IrvineSocial Media Chair
Naresh Kumar Emani Indian Inst of Technology, HyderabadWebinar Officer
Alberto González Curto Technische Universiteit EindhovenWebinar Officer
Francesco Monticone Cornell UniversityWebinar Officer
Junsuk Rho POSTECHWebinar Officer

If you are a member of the Optical Material Studies Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Gururaj V. Naik.


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