Florida Attosecond Science & Technology
Generation of attosecond (10-18 s) and zeptosecond (10-21 s) x-ray pulses. The Double Optical Gating method is refined to generate shorter and stronger single isolated attosecond pulses with both few-cycle and multicycle lasers.
Laser Advanced Materials Processing
Engaged in novel manufacturing technology; new materials synthesis including optical, electronic and magnetic materials for a variety of applications such as sensors, detectors and medical devices; and process physics modeling.
Multi-material Optical Fiber Devices
Research on novel optical fiber structures, nanophotonics, fiber-based optoelectronic devices, optical imaging using large-scale three-dimensional arrays constructed from photosensitive fibers, and mid-infrared fiber nonlinear optics.
Conducting research on a variety of nonlinear optical effects, materials, and devices including nonlinear interactions in waveguides, nonlinear signal processing, optical power limiting, and characterizing materials response at picosecond and nanosecond scales.
Focusing on the development of transparent polycrystalline materials offering novel functionalities for laser physics, defense, sensing, nuclear surveillance and medical applications.
Conducting rigorous analysis, design, and demonstration of diffractive and holographic optical elements, subwavelength grating structures and their applications, E-M theory of grating diffraction, holographic optical information processing and storage, volume holography.