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Dr. Michael Vasilyev
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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.

In 2003 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington. 

Dr. Vasilyev has authored and co-authored over 180 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. He holds 10 U.S. patents and is a recipient of 2008 DARPA Young Faculty Award.

Dr. Vasilyev was a co-Chair of the 2014 and 2015 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meetings on Nonlinear-Optical Signal Processing. He served as a Chair and Vice-Chair of Quantum Optics Technical Group of Quantum Electronics Division of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is a co-founder and past Chair of the Fort Worth Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society (formerly known as LEOS). He is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, and was the Primary Guest Editor of 2008 and 2012 "Nonlinear-Optical Signal Processing" special issues of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. He has been a member or a chair of the technical program committees for the Optical Fiber Communication conference (2015-2018), Photonics West conference (2014-2018), Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2005-2007, 2013-2017), and OSA's Optical Amplifiers and their Applications (OAA) conference (2002-2004). 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 Fellow of the OSA and a Senior Member of the IEEE Photonics and Communication Societies.


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