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Growth and Characterization of Nonlinear Optical Materials


Materials & Manufacturing, RX/Photonic Materials

RO# Location
13.25.03.B0140 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337817


Name E-mail Phone
Zelmon, David Elliott 937.255.9867


We conduct research on nonlinear optical materials and materials processing for a variety of applications including high power lasers and frequency conversion. Activities include optical waveguide fabrication, study of optical phenomena such as the photorefractive and electro-optic effect, and theoretical modeling. Recent work has focused on the characterization of ceramic laser materials in bulk and fiber configurations and inorganic bulk materials such as rare earth doped vanadates, and chalcopyrites such as CdSiPs2, and on periodically poled ferrelectrics. A wide variety of physical, chemical, and optical characterization facilities exist including interferometry, ellipsometry, two-wave mixing, waveguide propagation measurements, absorption spectroscopy, Auger spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, photoluminescence, and wavelength conversion measurements.


Nonlinear optics; Organic semiconductors; Ferroelectricity; Fiber optics; Laser materials;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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