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Dr. Rodrigo Amezcua Correa

Dr. Rodrigo Amezcua Correa

Assistant Professor of Optics & Photonics

Microstructured Fibers and Devices



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Rodrigo Amezcua joined the College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) and the Townes Laser Institute in February 2011 as an Assistant Research Professor. He obtained his PhD degree from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton. His Ph.D. was on the development of photonic crystal fibers. After completing his doctoral research, Rodrigo was employed as a post-doctoral researcher with Prof. Jonathan Knight at the University of Bath, UK. At the University of Bath, he developed novel photonic crystal fiber fabrication methods that lead to fibers with significantly improved optical properties. He has extensive experience in the design and fabrication of photonic crystal fibers for several applications; including fiber lasers, supercontinuum generation, nonlinear microscopy and sensing. Before joining CREOL, he worked at Powerlase Photonics, fabricating high-power diode pumped solid-state lasers.

Awards & Honors

2017 Corning Student 2nd Prize at OFC for PhD Student Zahoora Sanjabi
2016 Corning Student Award at OFC for PhD Student Zahoora Sanjabi

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).
M. A. Eftekhar, Z. Sanjabi-Eznaveh, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, F. W. Wise, D. N. Christodoulides, and R. Amezcua-Correa
"Instant and efficient second-harmonic generation and downconversion in unprepared graded-index multimode fibers"
Optics Letters Vol. 42, Issue 17, pp. 3478-3481 (2017)
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)
Miri Blau, Moriya Rosenfeld, Juan Carlos Alvarado Zacarias, Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, and Dan M. Marom
"Broadband mode-group mixing via spatial phase masks printed on fiber facet"
Advanced Photonics 2017, Photonic Networks and Devices 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana United States, 24–27 July 2017, ISBN: 978-1-943580-30-9
He Wen, Hongjun Zheng, Qi Mo, Amado Manuel Velázquez-Benítez, Cen Xia, Bin Huang, Huiyuan Liu, Huang Yu, Pierre Sillard, Jose Enrique Antonio Lopez, Rodrigo Amezcua Correa and Guifang Li
"Few-mode fibre-optic microwave photonic links "
Light: Science & Applications (2017) 6, e17021
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


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