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Dr. Axel Schülzgen

Dr. Axel Schülzgen

Professor of Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optics





CREOL A115 (Office)
CREOL 201 (Lab)
CREOL A109 (Lab)
CREOL A105 (lab)


Axel Schulzgen received his PhD in Physics from Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. Since 2009 he is Professor of Optics at CREOL, University of Central Florida. He also holds an Adjunct Research Professor position at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona. His research interests include optical fiber devices, components, materials, and structures with applications in fiber laser systems, fiber optic sensing, and optical communications. Professor Schulzgen is a senior member of the Optical Society of America and a member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE and the German Physical Society.

Awards & Honors

2017 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
2016 Senior member OSA
2015 Excellence in Research (College Award)
2015 UCF Innovator 2013, 2014
2015 Excellence in Research Award, CREOL
2014 UCF Millionaire's club 2014
1993 Habilitation Fellowship, German Research Foundation, 1993
1992 Carl-Ramsauer-Award, AEG Corporation, 1992
1988 Heinrich-Gustav-Magnus-Award, Humboldt-University Berlin, 1988

Recent Publications

A. Van Newkirk, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, R. Amezuca-Correa, A. Schülzgen, and J. Mazurowski
"Anti-Resonant Hollow Core Fiber for Precision Timing Applications"
SPIE Optics and Photonics, Astronomical Optics: Design, Manufacture, and Test of Space and Ground Systems (Invited), paper: 10401-14, San Diego (USA).
Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, J. C. Alvarado Zacarias, A. Schülzgen, C. M. Okonkwo, and R. Amezcua Correa
"All-fiber few-mode multicore photonic lantern mode multiplexer"
Optics Express Vol. 25, Issue 14, pp. 16701-16707 (2017)
A. Schülzgen, A. Van Newkirk, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, R. Amezcua-Correa, J. Zubia, and J. Villatoro
"Fiber Optic Sensors based on Strongly Coupled Multicore Fiber"
OSA Advanced Photonics Congress, Optical Sensors, paper: 2741978, New Orleans (USA).
J. Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh, J. C. Alvarado-Zacarias, R. Ryf, N. K. Fontaine, Axel Schülzgen, and R. Amezcua-Correa
"Space Division Multiplexing Fibers and Amplifiers"
Advanced Photonics Congress, Photonics Networks and Devices. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2017. ISBN: 978-1-943580-30-9
Joel Villatoro, Oskar Arrizabalaga, Gaizka Durana, Idurre Sáez de Ocáriz, Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Joseba Zubia, Axel Schülzgen & Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa
"Accurate strain sensing based on super-mode interference in strongly coupled multi-core optical fibres"
Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 4451 (2017)
Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, Jose Enrique Antonio Lopez, and Axel Schülzgen
"Application-Tailored Specialty Optical Fibers"
IEEE photonics society newsletter, June 2017, Vol. 31, No. 3.
M. A. Eftekhar, Z. S. Eznaveh, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, J. C. Alvarado Zacarias, A. Schülzgen, M. Kolesik, F. W. Wise, R. A. Correa, and D. Christodoulides
"Broadband supercontinuum generation in tapered multimode graded-index optical fibers"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, paper STh1K.7
Ning Wang, Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh, J. C. Alvarado Zacarias, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, Sergio Leon-Saval, Pierre Sillard, Cedric Gonnet, Axel Schülzgen, Guifang Li and Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa
"Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier for OAM Modes Using an Annular-Core Photonic Lantern"
CLEO 2017, paper STu4K.4
JiAN ZHAO, Jose E. Antonio-Lopez, Rodrigo A. Correa, Arash Mafi, Marie Windeck, and Axel Schülzgen
"Image Transport Through Silica-Air Random Core Optical Fiber"
CLEO: Science and Innovations 2017, San Jose, California United States, 14–19 May 2017, ISBN: 978-1-943580-27-9
Joel Villatoro, Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Axel Schülzgen, and Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa
"Miniature multicore optical fiber vibration sensor"
Optics Letters Vol. 42, Issue 10, pp. 2022-2025 (2017)


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