Nanostructured Fibers and Nonlinear Optics
Prof. Siddharth Ramachandran, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Boston University
First authors of 2 papers from the Ramachandran group (Patrick Gregg and Jeff Demas) selected for the CLEO Maiman Award Semifinal list (for best student paper) representing approx. the top 2-3 % of CLEO-2013 submissions with student first authors. In addition, the first student author from a third paper, in collaboration with Prof., Alan Willner's group (Univ. Southern California), also makes the same semifinalist list.
DOD awards Prof. Ramachandran a DURIP award associated with his DARPA InPho program on vortex fibers.
First demonstration of a mode-division multiplexed (MDM) transmission link using OAM in (long ~ 1km-length) fibers (in collaboration with the Willner group - USC - and OFS), presented in the post-deadline session of the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) - 2012.
Yuhao's article on Bottle Beams ranked amongst the top 10 downloads from Optics Letters for the month of August.
Nenad's article on OAM in fibers ranked amongst the top 10 downloads from Optics Letters for two months in a row (July & August).
DARPA awards phase II funding for studying fiber transport of orbital angular momentum encoded signals.
Profs. Ramachandran and Basu win the Dean's Catalyst Award for investigating Silicon-Germanium Optical Fibers
First demonstration of long range (km) entanglement of photons with Oribtal Angular Momentum (OAM), presented in the post-deadline session of FIO-2011 (OSA Annual Meeting).
DoD awards DURIP for equipment purchase for fiber laser projects. (PI: S. Ramachandran)
DARPA awards seedling grant for investigating the use of light's orbital angular momentum as a new degree of freedom in quantum encryption links.
(PI: S. Ramachandran/BU; co-PIs: S. Golowich/MIT-Lincoln Labs; P. Kristensen/OFS)
|March 2011||Nenad Bozinovic wins the President's Award for his presentation on optical vortices at the BU Science and Engineering Day.
|March 2011||ONR grant award for the development of high-power blue-green lasers for undersea communications. (PI: S. Ramachandran/BU)
|February 2011||Prof. Ramachandran appointed Chair of the 2012 OSA Nick Holonyak award committee.|
|February 2011||ONR grant award for exploring Bessel beams in Maritime Sensing applications. (PI: S. Ramachandran/BU)
|January 2011||A novel mode characterisation technique is selected for presentation at the post-deadline session of Photonics West 2011.|
|Nov 2010||ExxonMobile provides a "Knowledge Build Grant" for the sudy of novel sensing technologies of potential use in oil & gas production.
|May 2010||First demonstration of high-energy amplification of higher-order modes, presented in the Post-Deadline Session of CLEO 2010.|
|March 2010||Army Research Lab (ARL) Grant award for "A Flexible, Lightweight, Remotely-Accessible THz Source and Detector,"
(PI: S. Ramachandran/BU; co-PI: R. Averitt/BU)
First demonstration of nonlinear-optical manipulation of optical vortices in fibers, presented in the Late Breaking Session of Photonics West 2010.
Prof. Ramachandran named OSA Fellow.
|June 2009||Cover art article on large mode area higher order modes, IEEE Photonics Society Newsletter.|
|April 2009||“Fibre lasers look to large mode areas,” Optics.org (http://optics.org/cws/article/research/38646)|
|January 2009||Prof. Ramachandran appointed Guest Editor for the IEEE JSTQE issue on high-power fiber lasers.|
|May 2008||“Fibre delivers self-healing Bessel beam,” Optics.org (http://optics.org/cws/article/research/34282)|
|May 2008||“A New Kind of PM Fiber, Using Cylindrical Vector Beams,” CLEO-2008 list of newsworthy papers.|
|March 2008||Prof. Ramachandran appointed Topical Editor of Optics Letters|
|October 2007||“High power fibers,” in Photonik International, vol. 4|
|May 2007||“Higher-order mode propagation may enable power scaling” in Laser Focus World|
|Spring 2007||“Novel Fibers for Dispersive Control of Ultra-Short Pulses,” in SPIE NewsRoom.|
|October 2006||“Silica fiber achieves anomalous dispersion below 1300 nm,” in Laser Focus World.|
|September 2006||“HOM fibers provide robust propagation,” in FiberSystems International|
|September 2006||“Robust light propagation in ultra-large mode-area fibers,” in Photonics Spectra, p. 68, September 2006.|