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Intracavity Laser Dynamics and Diverse Waveform Generation


Sensors Directorate, RY/Sensors Division

RO# Location
13.35.01.B7368 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


name email phone
Nicholas G Usechak 937.713.8851


This research primarily focuses on manipulating light within laser cavities in order to generate diverse waveforms outside of the laser. We are also interested in using nonlinear wave mixing to synthesize diverse waveforms. Work is currently being conducted experimentally using multi-section quantum-dot lasers, computationally by solving systems of partial differential equations based on traveling-wave models, and analytically through the use of delay differential equations. Opportunities exist to contribute to one or more of the different areas (theory, experiment, simulations), depending on background and interest level.


Quantum dot lasers; Mode locking; Laser dynamics; Laser theory; Semiconductor lasers; Optical waveform generation; High frequency test and measurement; Nonlinear optics; Integrated photonic development;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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