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Dr.  M.J. Soileau

Dr. M.J. Soileau

University Distinguished Professor of Optics & Photonics, ECE & Physics

Nonlinear Optics

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M.J. Soileau received his PhD in Quantum Electronics from the University of Southern California, is currently Professor of Optics, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics and is the Vice President for Research. His research interests include the nonlinear optical properties of materials and laser-induced damage. He is a Fellow of IEEE, the SPIE--The International Optical Engineering Society, and the Optical Society of America.

Awards & Honors

American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Fellow
IEEE Photonics Society Life Fellow
Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Fellow
2016 Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
2016 Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
2013 National Academy of Inventors Fellow
2008 2008 SPIE Gold Medal Award
2007 OSA Esther Hoffman Beller Award

Recent Publications

Boyang Zhou, Arifur Rahaman, He Cheng, Yingjie Chai, Aravinda Kar, MJ Soileau, Xiaoming Yu
"Optical breakdown and sub-optical-cycle dynamics in laser induced damage using single and a burst of ultrashort pulses"
SPIE Photonics West 2019
Yingjie Chai; He Cheng; Xiaoming Yu; Andrew Chew; Xiaoming Ren; Zenghu Chang; MJ Soileau
"Ultrashort laser-induced periodic structures on ZnSe substrate"
Proc. SPIE 10805, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2018: 50th Anniversary Conference, 108050O (16 November 2018)
M.J. Soileau, E.W. Van Stryland, and D. Hagan
"Nonlinear beam deflection measurements of nonlinear refraction and absorption dynamics"
International Pacific Rim Laser Damage Conference (PLD2017), Jiagang (Shanghaie), China, May 21-23
M.J. Soileau, V. Smirnov, I. Divliansky, L. Glebova, and L.B. Glebov
"Volume holographic elements for high-power laser applications"
Fundamentals of Laser Assisted Micro– & Nanotechnologies. June 27 - July 1, St. Petersburg – Russia
Weiyao Zou, K. P. Thompson and J. P. Rolland. (2008)
"Differential Shack-Hartmann curvature sensor: Local principal curvature measurements"
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, pp2331-2337
O.M. Efimov, L.B. Glebov, D.A. Hammons, M. Richardson, M.J. Soileau
"Comparative test of bulk laser-induced damage of experimental crystals at 0.85 mm"
Proc. SPIE 3578 556-563
Arthur H. Guenther, Mark R. Kozlowski, M.J. Soileau and Gregory J. Exarhos (Eds.)
"Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials"
M.J. Soileau and J.E. Pearson
"Is Optics a Separate Discipline?"
Proc. SPIE, vol. 3190, 141
Gregory J. Exarhos, Arthur H. Guenther, Mark R. Kozlowski, Keith L. Lewis and M. J. Soileau
"Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials"
A.A. Said, T. Xia, A. Dogariu, D.J. Hagan, M. J. Soileau, E. Van Stryland, and M. Mohebi
"Measurement of Optical Damage Threshold in Fused Quartz"
Applied Optics, 34, 3374-6

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