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Dr. Michael Vasilyev
Ph.D. Northwestern University, 1999
M.S. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1993
Areas of Research Interest
Nonlinear and quantum optics, optical communication systems and devices, nanophotonics.
Michael Vasilyev received the M.S. degree (diploma) summa cum laude in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in 1999.
His research at Lebedev Physics Institute (Moscow, Russia) in 1993-1994 and subsequent doctoral work at Northwestern University were on quantum properties of novel optical amplifiers and solitons in optical fibers, including development of homodyne tomography of multimode quantum states and first experimental demonstrations of noiseless fiber amplifier and noiseless amplification of images.
After joining Corning Inc.'s Photonic Research and Test Center (Somerset, NJ) as a Senior Research Scientist in 1999, he performed experimental and theoretical studies of fiber transmission issues, noise and nonlinearities in Raman and erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), and architectures for ultra-long-haul dense wavelength-division-multiplexing (DWDM) networks.
Since September 2003, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, TX.
Dr. Vasilyev has authored and co-authored over 90 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. He holds five U.S. patents and has 3 pending patent applications.
Dr. Vasilyev is currently serving as a Vice-Chair of Quantum Optics Technical Group of Quantum Electronics Division of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is a co-founder and acting Vice-President of the Fort Worth Chapter of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS). He is also a member of the technical program committee for the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2002-2004 he was a technical program committee member for the Optical Amplifiers and their Applications (OAA) conference of the OSA. He served as a president of the OSA Student Chapter at Northwestern University in 1998-1999 and as a principal organizer of the 2nd Midwest Regional Meeting of the OSA Student Chapters in 1998. Dr. Vasilyev is a faculty co-advisor of the OSA Student Chapter at the UTA. He is a member of the OSA, the IEEE LEOS, and the IEEE Communication Society.