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Dr. Bruce H. Chai

Dr. Bruce H. Chai

Professor of Optics, Physics & MMAE & ECE



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Crystal Photonics


Bruce Chai received his PhD in Geology form Yale and is a Professor of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCF. His current research includes rare earth and transition metalion-doped solid-state laser materials, nonlinear optical crystals, scintillating crystals for medical imaging, growth of large Nd-YAG slabs, and substrate materials for GaN laser diode film growth. Dr. Chai is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Recent Publications

Zoubir, A.; Eichenholz, J.; Fujiwara, E.; Grojo, D.; Baleine, E.; Rapaport, A.; Bass, M.; Chai, B.; Richardson, M.
"Non-critical phase-matched second harmonic generation in GdxY1-xCOB"
Applied Physics B-Lasers and Optics. 77(4) 437-440
J. Eichenholz, D.A. Hammons, L. Shah, Q. Ye, R.E. Peale, M.C. Richardson, B.H.T. Chai
"Diode-pumped self-frequency doubling in Nd3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser"
Applied Physics Letters 74, 1954-1956
Q. Ye, L. Shah, J. Eichenholz, D.A. Hammons, R.E. Peale, M.C. Richardson, A.K. Chin, B.H.T. Chai
"Investigation of diode-pumped self-frequency doubled RGB lasers from Nd:YCOB crystals"
Optics Communications 164, 33-37
Ye, Q.; Shah, L.; Eichenholz, J.; Hammons, D.; Peale, R.; Richardson, M.; Chin, A.; Chai, B. H. T.
"Investigation of diode-pumped, self-frequency doubled RGB lasers from Nd : YCOB crystals"
Optics Communications. 164(1-3) 33-37
Qing Ye and Bruce Chai
"Investigation of self-frequency doubling crystals, YCa4O(BO3)3 (YCOB), doped with neodymium or ytterbium "
PhD Dissertation, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics
Qing Ye
"Investigation of self-frequency doubling crystals, YCa4O(BO3)3(YCOB), doped with neodymium or ytterbium"
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida Orlando
L. Shah, Q. Ye, J.M. Eichenholz, D.A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B.H.T. Chai, R.E. Peale
"Laser tunability in Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 {Yb:YCOB}"
Optics Communications 167, 149-153
Diening, A.; Mobert, P. E. A.; Heumann, E.; Huber, G.; Chai, B. H. T.
"Diode-pumped cw lasing of Yb, Ho : KYF4 in the 3 mu m spectral range in comparison to Er : KYF4"
Laser Physics. 8(1) 214-217
Nicholls, J. F. H.; Murray, T. A.; Russell, D. L.; Armstrong, D.; Chai, B. H. T.; Holliday, K.; Henderson, B.
"Er3+-and Nd3+-doped KLiYF5 as potential gain media for GaAlAs diode laser pumped systems"
Pure and Applied Optics. 7(1) 83-97
D.A. Hammons, J. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B.H.T. Chai, L. Shah, R.E. Peale, M.C. Richardson, H. Qui
"Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3"
Optics Communications 156, 327-330

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