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Dr. George I. Stegeman

Dr. George I. Stegeman

1942-2015 Emeritus Professor of Optics, Physics & ECE


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George Stegeman received his PhD from the University of Toronto and is the first recipient of the Cobb Family Chair in Optical Sciences and Engineering. The principal interest of Dr. Stegeman's research group is the experimental study of nonlinear optics in waveguide structures, especially the properties of spatial solitons in various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Of particular interest are solitons in photonic crystals, in semiconductor optical amplifiers, in quasi-phase-matched doubling crystals and in the discrete systems afforded by coupled arrays of channel waveguides. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and has received the Hertzberg Medal for Achievement in Physics of the Canadian Association of Physicists and the R. Woods Prize of the Optical Socity of America. Dr. Stegeman passed away on May 2, 2015, at the age of 72. 


Awards & Honors

American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
2013 Honorary doctorate, NRS University, Canada
2003 OSA R.W. Wood Prize
2001 Teacher of the Year Award - CREOL Association of Optics Students (CAOS)
2001 Editor-in-Chief, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 2001-
1999 Professorial Excellence Program (PEP)
1998 Professorial Excellence Program (PEP) Award
1998 UCF Researcher of the Year Award
1997 North American Editor, J. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 1997-2000
1992 Associate Editor, JOSA B, 1992-6
1991 Editorial Board, Journal of Nonlinear Optics, 1991-
1991 Editorial Board, Journal of Optical Materials, 1991-2
1989 Associate Editor, Optics Letters, 1989-
1987 Editorial Board, Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics, 1987-9
1986 Editorial Board, Optics Communications, 1986-2000
1986 OSA Board of Directors 1986-9
1986 Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Prof Invitee)
1979 Editorial Board, Wave Electronics 1979-83

Recent Publications

2011
G. Stegeman, M. G. Kuzyk, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis
"Off-resonance and non-resonant dispersion of Kerr nonlinearity for symmetric molecules [Invited]"
Optics Express 19(23), pp. 22486-22495
2011
G. Stegeman, D. G. Papazoglou, R. Boyd, and S. Tzortzakis
"Nonlinear birefringence due to non-resonant, higher-order Kerr effect in isotropic media"
Optics Express 19(7), pp. 6395-6407
2010
D.N. Christodoulides, I. Choon Khoo, G.J. Salamo, G.I. Stegeman, and E.W. Van Stryland
"Nonlinear Refraction and Absorption: Mechanisms and Magnitudes"
Advances in Optics and Photonics 2(1), pp. 60-200
2009
D. N. Christodoulides and G. I. Stegeman
"Discreteness In Optics"
CTUHH3, CLEO/IQEC 2009 Baltimore, MA
2009
G. I. Stegeman and H. Hu
"Refractive Nonlinearity of Linear Symmetric Molecules and Polymers Revisited"
Photonics Lett. of Poland, 1, 148-150
2008
Sergiy Suntsov
"Discrete Surface Solitons"
PhD Thesis, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics
2007
C. Rivero, R. Stegeman, K. Richardson, G. Stegeman, G. Turri, M. Bass, P. Thomas, M. Udovic, T. Cardinal, E. Fargin, M. Couzi, H. Jain, A. Miller
"Influence of modifier oxides on the structural and optical properties of binary TeO2 glasses"
Journal of Applied Physics 101, 023526
2005
Robert Iwanow
"Discrete wave propagation in quadratically nonlinear media "
PhD Dissertation, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics
2005
Clara Rivero-Baleine
"High gain / broadband oxide glasses for next generation raman amplifiers "
PhD Dissertation, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics
2004
Yoshino, Fumy; Polyakov, Sergey; Stegeman, George
"All-optical Multi-photon Absorption Figures of Merit: Polydiacetylene Poly (bis para-toluene sulfonate) of 2,4-hexadyine -1,6 diol"
bis para-toluene sulfonate) of 2,4-hexadyine -1,6 diol”, Appl
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