Group Members

Current & Recent Research Students & Advisees

  • Jason T. Myer, theory and simulation of VECSELs (Ph. D student)
  • Nathan Gottesman, OAM beams from VECSELs (undergraduate student)

Ph.D. & M.S. Supervised Students

  • Monica A. Gubbels – M.S.(1988) – A theoretical study of nonlinear guided waves
  • David R. Heatley Ph.D. (1990) – Dynamics of solitons in nonlinear optical waveguides
  • Augusto Rodrigues – Ph.D. (1996) – Nonlinear pulse propagation near a two-photon resonance
  • Kirk Cook – M.S. (1996) – Analysis of a model for optical breakdown in water using ultrashort pulses
  • Keith Kasunic – Ph.D. (1997) – Nonlinear dynamics of circular grating distributed feedback lasers
  • Michal Mlejnek – Ph.D. (1998) – Intense femtosecond pulse interaction with transparent and absorbing media
  • Sierk Pötting – M.S. (1998) – Gap solitons in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
  • Joe Triscari – Ph.D. (2000) – Application of Lie theory to optical resonators: the two dimensional master equation
  • John Perrault – M.S. (2002) – Simulation of nonlinear optical measurements for the carrier-envelope phase of ultrashort pulses
  • Carl Maes – Ph.D. (2003) – Transverse mode properties of resonators with a Gaussian gain
  • Thomas Niday – Ph.D. (2004) – Stability and transient effects in ultraviolet filaments
  • Chris Anderson – M.S. (2005) – Numerical study of Bessel beam propagation
  • Casey T. Streuber – M.S. (2006) – Numerical study of the Dark Poisson spot
  • Dan Roskey – Ph.D. (2007) – On the role of linear processes in the development and evolution of filaments in air
  • Klaus Metzger – Ph.D. (2007) – Longitudinal optical binding (U. of St. Andrews).
  • Steve Lee – Ph.D. (2009) – Optical trapping: optical interferometric metrology and nanophotonics (U. of St. Andrews)
  • Julia Werra – M.S. (2011) – Obtaining the momentum distribution of an oblate Bose-Einstein condensate: A numerical analysis (co-advised with Brian Anderson)
  • John Mongelli – M.S. (2012) – Temporal optical soliton dynamics in fs enhancement cavities (co-advised with Jason Jones)
  • Chris Shanor – M.S. (2016) – Numerical investigation of enhanced femtosecond supercontinuum via a weak seed in noble gases (co-advised with Miro Kolesik)