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Dr. Rodrigo Amezcua Correa

Dr. Rodrigo Amezcua Correa

Assistant Professor of Optics & Photonics

Microstructured Fibers and Devices



407-823-6853 (Work)




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

2018 Excellence in Research Award
2018 Reach for the Stars Award
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

J. van Weerdenburg, R. Ryf, J. C. Alvarado-Zacarias, R. A. Alvarez-Aguirre, N. K. Fontaine, , H. Chen, R. Amezcua-Correa, Y. Sun, L. Gruer-Nielsen, R.V. Jensen, R. Lingle, T. Koonen, and C. Okonkwo
"138-Tb/s Mode- and Wavelength-Multiplexed Transmission Over Six-Mode Graded-Index Fiber"
Journal of Lightwave Technology, 36(6), pp. 1369-1374
Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh, M.A. Eftekhar, J.E. Antonio Lopez, M. Kolesik, H. Lopez Aviles, F. W. Wise, D. N. Christodoulides, and R. Amezcua Correa
"Blue-Enhanced Supercontinuum Generation in a Graded-Index Fluorine-Doped Multimode Fiber"
Optical Fiber Communication Conference OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper Th3D.2
Juan Carlos Alvarado-Zacarias, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Haoshuo Chen, J. Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Steffen Wittek, Jiaxiong Li, Stefan Gausmann, Roland Ryf, Cedric Gonnet, Adrian Amezcua-Correa, Marianne Bigot, Axel Schülzgen, Guifang Li, Pierre Sillard, and Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa
"Coupled-Core EDFA Compatible with FMF Transmission"
Optical Fiber Communication Conference Postdeadline Papers OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper Th4A.3
J. Cook, J. Bradford, J. Antonio-Lopez, L. Shah, R. Amezcua Correa, and M. Richardson
"Current progress on high power Yb:fiber amplifiers"
DEPS Annual Symposium Directed Energy Science and Technology, Oxnard, CA,
Huiyuan Liu, He Wen, Juan Carlos Alvarado Zacarias, Jose Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Ning Wang, Pierre Sillard, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, and Guifang Li
"Demonstration of stable 3x10 Gb/s mode group-multiplexed transmission over a 20 km few-mode fiber"
Optical Fiber Communication Conference OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper W4J.2
Tobias Heuermann, Christian Gaida, Martin Gebhardt, Fabian Stutzki, Cesar Jauregui, Jose Antonio-Lopez, Axel Schulzgen, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, Ioachim Pupeza, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann
"High-power broadband mid-IR difference-frequency generation driven by a Tm-doped fiber laser"
Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources 2018, Strasbourg France
John van Weerdenburg, Roland Ryf, Roberto Alvarez-Aguirre, Nicolas K. Fontaine, René-Jean Essiambre, Haoshuo Chen, Juan Carlos Alvarado-Zacarias, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, Simon Gross, Nicolas Riesen, Michael Withford, David W. Peckham, Alan McCurdy, Robert Lingle, Ton Koonen, and Chigo Okonkwo
"Mode-Multiplexed 16-QAM Transmission over 2400-km Large-Effective-Area Depressed-Cladding 3-Mode Fiber"
Optical Fiber Communication Conference OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper W4C.2
A. Sincore, D. J. Shin, J. Cook, R. Amezcua Correa, A. Schülzgen, and M. Richardson
"On the Potential for High Power Thulium Lasers at 2 µm Wavelength"
20th Annual Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium, Oxnard, CA
Velazquez-Benitez, A.M., Guerra-Santillan, K.Y., Caudillo-Viurquez, R., Antonio-Lopez, J. E., Amezcua-Correa, R., and Hernandez-Cordero, J.
"Optical trapping and micromanipulation with a photonic lantern-mode multiplexer"
Optics Letters, 43(6), pp. 1303-1306
P. Roumayah, A. Sincore, J. Cook, J Bradford, J.E. Antonio-Lopez, S Gausmann, D. Shin, A. Abdulfattah, L. Shah, A. Schülzgen, R. Amezcua Correa, and M. Richardson
"Progress on high-power Yb, Tm and Raman fiber lasers"
Laser Technology for Defense and Security


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