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Pradeep Srinivasan

CREOL Alum: Pradeep Srinivasan

Education
2009 PhD in Optics, advisor: Patrick L. LiKamWa & Eric G. Johnson
2003 MS in Electrical Engineering at University of Cincinnati

Employment
Current Position: Laser/Photonics Researcher, Intel Labs
2010 - 2010: Research Scientist, U. of North Carolina
2003 - 2009: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
 
Awards & Honors
2009 2009 Best Student Paper Award
2009 2009 SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering
 
Websites
Resume
My Work Place
 
Biography
Pradeep Srinivasan obtained a PhD from the College of Optics and Photonics/CREOL/FPCE at the University of Central Florida in 2009. His doctoral work focused on the development of novel optical/ meta-optical devices to engineer the polarization, field intensity, phase and spectrum at the micro/nano scale. As a part of this effort, he developed thin film filters with continuously varying spectral properties by engineering the defect layer in a photonic crystal structures. He conceived and developed resonant waveguide gratings for wavelength tunable beam shaping and graded reflectivity applications by spatially varying properties of 2D photonic crystals. Since conventional methods proved inadequate for the fabrication of these devices he pioneered lithographic methods to create continuously varying gratings on a projection stepper. In addition, he has applied such structures to demonstrate spatial brightness enhancement of broad area diode lasers. He has collaborated with several research groups and developed multimode interference based biological sensors, plasmonic structures for coherent excitation and micro molding of polymer optics in SU-8 using PDMS masters. He has coauthored more than 20 publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2003. In his Masters Thesis in the Biomedical Microsystems Lab was focused on the development of arrays of micro machined tapered probes for near-field applications. They were fabricated using a novel self terminating etching method based on the physics of meniscus formation. He was the recipient of the SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering for potential long range contributions to the field. His presentations at SPIE conferences won Best Paper awards in 2006 and 2009. He was awarded the Provost Fellowship for the 2003/04 academic year in his Doctoral program. He was a recipient of the Graduate Fellowship throughout his Masters program at the University of Cincinnati. His current research interests include design and fabrication of 3-D micro- and nanooptical elements and their applications laser systems. He is a member of SPIE and OSA.
 
Publications
2010
E.G. Johnson, P. Srinivasan, M.K. Poutous, Z.A. Roth, R.C. Rumpf
"Applications of 3D Meta Optics for Imaging and Sensing"
7690A-36, SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, Orlando, FL
2009
E. G. Johnson, P. Srinivasan, M. Poutous, Z. A. Roth, R. C. Rumpf
"Applications and Engineering of Three-Dimensional Optics"
OSA Annual Meeting, 2009
2009
M. Mayeh, J. Viegas, P. Srinivasan , P. Marques, J. L. Santos, E. G. Johnson, F. Farahi
"Design and fabrication of slotted multimode interference devices for chemical and biological sensing"
Journal of Sensors, vol. 2009, Article ID 470175, 2009
2009
Pradeep Srinivasan
"Design and Fabrication of Space Variant Micro Optical Structures"
PhD Dissertation, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics
2009
Pradeep Srinivasan, Yigit O. Yilmaz, Eric G. Johnson
"Micro Optical Spatial and Spectral Elements"
Optical Engineering, vol 48(11), 2009
2009
Pradeep Srinivasan, Yigit, O. Yilmaz, Eric G. Johnson
"Micro Optical Spatial and Spectral Elements"
Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7420, 74200G (2009)
2009
Pradeep Srinivasan, Zachary A. Roth, Menelaos K. Poutous, and Eric G. Johnson
"Novel method for the fabrication of spatially variant structures"
J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS Vol. 8, 013010 (Feb. 12, 2009)
2009
Pradeep Srinivasan, Menelaos K. Poutous, Zachary A. Roth, Yigit O. Yilmaz, Raymond C. Rumpf Eric G. Johnson
"Spatial and Spectral Beam Shaping with Space Variant Guided Mode Resonance Filters"
Optics Express, vol 17(22), 2009
2008
Kaia Buhl, Zachary Roth, Pradeep Srinivasan, Raymond Rumpf, and Eric Johnson
"Biologically inspired optics: analog semiconductor model of the beetle exoskeleton "
Proc. SPIE 7057, 705707 (2008)
2008
Vasa P, Pomraenke R, Schwieger S, Mazur YI, Kunets V, Srinivasan P, Johnson E, Kihm JE, Kim DS, Runge E, Salamo G, Lienau C
"Coherent exciton-surface-plasmon-polariton interaction in hybrid metal-semiconductor nanostructures."
Phys Rev Lett. 2008 Sep 12;101(11):116801
2008
Pradeep Srinivasan, Zachary Roth, and Eric G. Johnson
"Fabrication of variable effective refractive index artificial media"
Proc. SPIE 6883, 68830J (2008)
2008
Aaron Cannistra, Pradeep Srinivasan, Eric G. Johnson, and Thomas J. Suleski
"Microtransfer molding of SU-8 micro-optics "
Proc. SPIE 6883, 68830C (2008)
2007
Raymond C. Rumpf, Alok Mehta, Pradeep Srinivasan, and Eric G. Johnson
"Design and Optimization of space-variant photonic crystal filters"
Appl Opt. 2007 Aug 10;46 (23):5755-61 17694124
2007
D. Wu, W. Mohammed, P. Srinivasan, E. Johnson, L. Quan, P. W. Smith
"Multi-fiber-channel ultrafast all optical switch utilizing 2D Fresnel lens array"
CLEO May 2007.
2007
Alok Mehta, Jeremiah D. Brown, Pradeep Srinivasan, Raymond C. Rumpf, and Eric G. Johnson
"Spatially Polarizing Auto-Cloned Elements (SPACE)"
Optics Letters, Vol. 32, No. 13, pp. 1935-1937, July 1 (2007).
2006
Pradeep Srinivasan, Eric G. Johnson
"Analog Micro-optics in GaAs"
Optics in the South East
2006
Pradeep Srinivasan, Raymond C. Rumpf, and Eric G. Johnson
"Fabrication of 3D photonic crystals by two-step dry etching of layered media "
Proc. SPIE 6110, 611006
2006
Eric Johnson, O. V. Smolski, J. K. O'Daniel, A. Mehta, K. Shavitranuruk, P. Srinivasan, M. G. Moharam
"Micro- and Nano-Optics in Surface Emitting Lasers"
OSA Nano meeting
2006
Raymond C. Rumpf, Pradeep Srinivasan, and Eric G. Johnson
"Modeling the fabrication of nano-optical structures"
Proc. SPIE 6110, 611004 (2006)
2004
Pradeep Srinivasan, Fred R. Beyette, Ian Papautsky
"Micromachined Arrays of Cantilevered Glass Probes"
Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 4, pp. 776-782, February
2003
Pradeep Srinivasan, Fred R. Beyette Jr., Ian Papautsky
"Fabrication of cantilevered near-field probe arrays using MEMS technology"
Circuits and Systems, 2002. MWSCAS-2002. The 2002 45th Midwest Symposium on
2003
Pradeep Srinivasan, Fred R. Beyette, Jr., and Ian Papautsky
"Micromachined near-field probe arrays"
Proc. SPIE 4983, 149 (2003)
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