• Dr. Ewan M. Wright

    Super Course Faculty
    Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor Research Specialty: Optical Physics Professor of Optical Sciences Professor of Physics Email Address: Education: Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom), 1983 B.Sc., Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom), 1980
  • Dr. Ivan Djordjevic

    Super Course Faculty
    Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona Dr. Djordjevic is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. His current research interests include optical networks, error control coding, constrained coding, coded modulation, turbo equalization, OFDM applications, and quantum error correction. He is an author/co-author of OFDM for Optical Communications (Elsevier, Oct. 2009) and Coding for Optical Channels (Springer, Mar.2010). Dr. Djordjevic is also an author of over 100 journal publications and over 100 conference papers. Email:
  • Dr. George C. Papen

    Super Course Faculty
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,University of California at San Diego George C. Papen is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California at San Diego. His research is in systems applications of optics in computing and communication. Current research topics include the development of robust optical interconnects for applications within computing systems and developing coding techniques to mitigate signal impairments in optical communication systems. Email:
  • Dr. Raymond K. Kostuk

    Super Course Faculty
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona Dr. Raymond K. Kotsuk is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Arizona. His areas of research include holographic techniques, systems, and materials, ion exchange waveguide devices - interfacing to polymer and PBG layers, fiber optic systems including OCDMA, error-correction codes, all-optical network issues, medical imaging sensors including OCT and holographic filtering of coherent image data. Email:
  • Dr. Franko Kueppers

    Super Course Faculty
  • Dr Nasser Peyghambarian

    Center Director , CIAN
    Director of ERC NSF Center for Integrated Access Networks Dr. Nasser Peyghambarian is a Professor of Optical Sciences in the University of Arizona. His areas of research include optical telecommunication, fiber optics, fiber amplifiers and fiber lasers, integrated optics including waveguide amplifiers, lasers, modulators. Femtosecond laser spectroscopy and dynamics of optical phenomena in semiconductors and organic materials. Nonlinear photonics and high speed optical switching. Characterization of optical materials in terms of speed and nonlinearities. Polymer optoelectronics, photorefractive polymers, organic light emitting diodes and lasers. Email:
  • Dr Yeshaiahu Fainman

    Deputy Director CIAN
    Professor Fainman joined the faculty at UCSD in July 1990 following a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan. Current research interests in his group include the investigation of artificial dielectric properties of nanostructures; polarization selective computer generated holograms and their applications for image processing, transparent photonic switching fabric and networks, and packaging optoelectronic devices and systems; programmable diffractive optical elements; 3-D holographic optical storage; diffractive optics with multifunctionality; optical information processing with femtosecond laser pulses; nonconventional 3-D imaging and displays; quantum cryptography for photonic network security and privacy.
  • Dr. Alan Kost

    Super Course Faculty
    Associate Research Professor of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona Dr. Alan Kost is an Associate Research Professor of Optical Sciences in the University of Arizona. His areas of research include optical data storage, optical communications, integrated optics, nano-optics. Email:
  • Dr. B. G Potter

    Super Course Faculty
    Dr. B.G. Potter Professor, Material Science and Engineering Dept, University of Arizona Dr. B.G.Potter is a Professor of Material Science and Engineering in the University of Arizona. Research activity within Dr. Potter's group is centered on the synthesis and study of glass, ceramic, and molecular hybrid materials for photonic and electronic applications. Active research and ongoing programs include: optically driven molecular assembly strategies, nanostructured photovoltaic energy conversion materials, photoactivated phenomena in glass and hybrid thin films, solution and physical vapor phase deposition of thin films and nanocomposites (oxides, inorganic-organic hybrids), thermal stability of complex oxide optical materials, environmental sensing, optical behavior of rare-earth-doped matrices, semiconductor quantum-dot ensembles, and optical spectroscopy. Email:
  • Dr. Masud Mansuripur

    Super Course Faculty
    Dr. Masud Mansuripur Chair of Optical Data Storage, University of Arizona Dr. Masud Mansuripur is the Chair of Optical Data Storage and Professor of Optical Sciences in the University of Arizona. His areas of research include optical data storage; magneto-optics; optics of polarized light in systems of high numerical aperture; magnetic and magneto-optical properties of thin solid films; magnetization dynamics, integrated optics for optical heads (data storage systems); information theory, optical signal processing, biological data storage, erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and lasers. Email:

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