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Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering
416 Yates Street, Box 19016, Arlington, TX 76019

Robert Magnusson is the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Arlington in 1984. He was Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington from 1998-2001, and he served as Professor and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut from 2001-2006 and Professor 2006-2008. He has served as associate editor of Applied Optics and Optical Engineering and as general chair for the Diffractive Optics and Micro Optics topical meeting.

Current research focus is on theory and experiment of periodic nanostructures, nanolithography, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, nanoplasmonics, optical bio- and chemical sensors. With his students and colleagues, Prof. Magnusson has authored over 350 journal articles and conference papers. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering), and he is an elected Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and the Academy of Distinguished Scholars.

His areas of expertise include theory and experiment of periodic nanostructures, nanolithography, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, nanoplasmonics, optical bio- and chemical sensors, nanofabrication, integrated nanoscale devices, diffractive optics, optical filters, thin-film optics, waveguide optics, holographic interferometry, holographic storage in photorefractive crystals, semiconductor lasers, optical properties of materials, wave propagation in periodic media, and optical signal processing.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S.E.E.
Electrical Engineering
September 2008
Ongoing
Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington
September 2008
Ongoing
Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics
The University of Texas at Arlington
September 2008
Ongoing
Research Professor, Courtesy Appointment
University of Connecticut
December 2004
Ongoing
Chief Technical Officer
Resonant Sensors Incorporated (RSI)
September 2006
August 2008
Professor
University of Connecticut
September 2001
August 2006
Professor and Head
University of Connecticut
September 1998
August 2001
Professor & Chair
The University of Texas at Arlington
September 1992
August 1998
Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington
December 2012
Ongoing
Membership
National Academy of Inventors
May 2005
Ongoing
Membership
Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
January 1998
Ongoing
Membership
Optical Society of America
July 1995
Ongoing
Membership
International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
July 1975
Ongoing
Membership
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
January 1969
Ongoing
Membership
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
February 2013
Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Nominees must be a named inventor on at least one patent issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and must be affiliated with a university, nonprofit research institute or other academic entity. Academic inventors and innovators elected to the rank of NAI Charter Fellow are nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.
April 2009
The members of the Academy of Distinguished Scholars at the University of Texas at Arlington exemplify the university's commitment to quality research and creative activity. The Academy of Distinguished Scholars admits up to four new members each year. Members have outstanding and distinguished records of research or creative activities. The goals of the ADS are to advocate the importance of research and creative activity, to create an appropriate reward structure for scholars, and to promote a sense of community among scholars across all academic disciplines. ADS members serve as role models in fostering research and creative activity, and in advising the university on research policies and practices. Through their sponsorship of the newly-established Public Interest Awards, the ADS also seeks to strengthen the links between graduate-level research and creative activity and the public interest of the citizens of the State of Texas.
September 2008
Dr. Robert Magnusson has been appointed to the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a $5 million endowed chair for The University of Texas at Arlington. A $1 million gift from Texas Instruments is being coupled with $1 million from UT Arlington to make up the $2 million permanent endowment for the chair. Additional funding of $2.5 million is provided by the state's Emerging Technology Fund along with $500,000 from the UT System STARS (Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention) Program for a total commitment of $5 million.
September 2008
December 1994
National-level award

Author: Robert Miller

Date: October 15, 2008 

Dr. Robert Magnusson, a star in the field of nanotechnology, has returned to the University of Texas at Arlington to occupy the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics.

Date: September 26, 2008

Former professor, department chairman returns to lead nanotechnology research efforts at UT-Arlington.

Date: September 25, 2008

Dr. Robert Magnusson has been appointed to the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a $5 million endowed chair for The University of Texas at Arlington.

Date: September 24, 2008

Dr. Robert Magnusson has been appointed to the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a $5 million endowed chair for The University of Texas at Arlington.

Press Release

Date: May 17, 2005

The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering announces the election of sixteen of Connecticut's leading experts in science, engineering, and technology to membership in the Academy.

Business and Technology Press Releases of TECH Fort Worth

Date: June 27, 2009

Resonant Sensors Incorporated (RSI), a client of TECH Fort Worth, has been awarded $600,000 by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF).

Press Release

Date: August 13, 2008

Resonant Sensors Incorporated (RSI), a TECH Fort Worth client, is one of two businesses in Texas and just 19 in the United States invited by Japan's External Trade Organization (JETRO) to present at the September international trade show in Japan focused on bio-analytical instrumentation.

Author: Robert Francis

Date: August 13, 2007

Resonant Sensors Inc. was recognized Aug. 9 by the Commerce Department with a certificate for "Recognition of Excellence in Innovation."

Business and Technology Press Releases of TECH Fort Worth

Date: May 2, 2007

TECH Fort Worth has accepted Resonant Sensors ncorporated as a client and will provide business mentoring, consulting and assistance as Resonant Sensors attempts to obtain further funding and bring its technology to the market.

Date: Spring 2009

Think of researcher Robert Magnusson as a painter. But instead of a brush, he uses light. And instead of a canvas, he uses thin film. Then he introduces elements onto that high-tech canvas and measures how the light changes them.

Author: Herb Booth

Date: Spring 2009

Success is no optical illusion for Robert Magnusson, whose nanoelectronics research could herald breakthroughs in drug analysis, medical devices and solar cells.

Date: January 28, 2009

Robert Magnusson, Ph.D., Texas Instruments Distinguisehed University Chair in Nanoelectronics, Department of Electrical Engineering

Date: October 23, 2009

Proposition 4 on the Nov. 3 ballot would transfer about $500 million from an inactive state fund to a new National Research University Fund and provide incentives for seven emerging Texas research universitites to ramp up research, innovation and private support for technological advances.

Theory and experiment of periodic nanostructures, nanolithography, nanophotonics and nanoelectronics, nanoplasmonics, optical bio- and chemical sensors, nanofabrication, integrated nanoscale devices, diffractive optics, optical filters, thin-film optics, waveguide optics, holographic interferometry, holographic storage in photorefractive crystals, semiconductor lasers, optical properties of materials, wave propagation in periodic media, and optical signal processing.

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2013
Jae Woong Yoon, Gang Min Koh, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, “Measurement and modeling of a complete optical absorption and scattering by coherent surface plasmon-polariton excitation using a silver thin-film grating,” accepted in Physical Review Letters.
Journal Article
Accepted
2013
R. Magnusson, “Flat-top resonant reflectors with sharply delimited angular spectra: an application of the Rayleigh anomaly,” Optics Letters, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 989–991, March 15, 2013.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Daesuk Kim, Robert Magnusson, Moonseob Jin, Jaejong Lee, and Won Chegal, “Complex object wave direct extraction method in off-axis digital holography,” Optics Express, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 3658–3668, February 11, 2013.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Robert Magnusson, “Spectrally dense comb-like filters fashioned with thick guided-mode resonant gratings,” Optics Letters, vol. 37, no. 18, pp. 3792-3794, September 15, 2012.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Simon Kaja, Jill D. Hilgenberg, Julie L. Clark, Anna A. Shah, Debra Wawro, Shelby Zimmerman, Robert Magnusson, and Peter Koulen, “Detection of novel biomarkers for ovarian cancer with an optical nanotechnology detection system enabling label-free diagnostics” Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 081412-1–081412-8, August 2012.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Wenhua Wu and Robert Magnusson, “Total absorption of TM polarized light in a 100nm spectral band in a nanopatterned thin a-Si film,” Optics Letters, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 2103–2105, June 1, 2012.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Robert Magnusson, Halldor Svavarsson, Jae Woong Yoon, Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi, and Seok-Ho Song, “Experimental observation of leaky modes and plasmons in a hybrid resonance element,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 100, no. 9, pp. 091106-1–091106-3, February 29, 2012.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Jae Woong Yoon, Myoung Jin Jung, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, “Analytic Theory of the Resonance Properties of Metallic Nanoslit Arrays,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 852–861, July 2012.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Jae Woong Yoon, Gang Min Koh, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, “Measurement and modeling of a complete optical absorption and scattering by coherent surface plasmon-polariton excitation using a silver thin-film grating,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 109, no. 25, pp. 257402-1– 257402-5, December 21, 2012.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Mohammad Jalal Uddin and Robert Magnusson, “Efficient Guided-Mode-Resonant Tunable Color Filters,” Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 24, no. 17, pp. 1552–1554, September 1, 2012.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Halldor Gudfinnur Svavarsson, Jae Woong Yoon, Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, “Fabrication and Characterization of Large, Perfectly Periodic Arrays of Metallic Nanocups,” Plasmonics, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 1–5, March 27, 2012.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Halldor Gudfinnur Svavarsson, Jae Woong Yoon, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, “Fabrication of large plasmonic arrays of gold nanocups using inverse periodic templates,” Plasmonics, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 741–744, August 10, 2011.
Journal Article
Published
2011
D. G. Abdelsalam, Daesuk Kim, and Robert Magnusson, “Single-shot, dual-wavelength digital holography based on polarizing separation,” Applied Optics, vol. 50, no. 19, July 1, 2011.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Yiwu Ding, Jaewoong Yoon, Muhammad H. Javed, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, “Mapping surface-plasmon polaritons and cavity modes in extraordinary optical transmission,” IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 364–374, June 2011.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Kyu J. Lee, James Curzan, Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi, and Robert Magnusson, “Resonant wideband polarizer with single silicon layer,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 98, no. 21, pp. 211112-1–211112-3, May 25, 2011.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Mingyu Lu, Huiqing Zhai, and Robert Magnusson, “Focusing Light with Curved Guided-Mode Resonance Reflectors,” Micromachines: Nano-photonic Devices, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 150–156, April 28, 2011.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Kyu Jin Lee and Robert Magnusson, “Single-layer resonant high reflector in TE polarization: Theory and experiment,” IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 123–129, February 2011.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Robert Magnusson, Debra Wawro, Shelby Zimmerman, and Yiwu Ding, “Resonant Photonic Biosensors with Polarization-based Multiparametric Discrimination in Each Channel,” Sensors: Special Issue Optical Resonant Sensors, vol. 11, pp. 1476–1488, January 26, 2011 (invited).
Journal Article
Published
2011
Jaewoong Yoon, Woo Jae Park, Kyu Jin Lee, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, “Surface-plasmon mediated total absorption of light into silicon,” Optics Express, vol. 19, no. 21, pp. 20673–20680, October 10, 2011.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Daesuk Kim, Hyunsuk Kim, Robert Magnusson, Yong Jai Cho, Won Chegal, and Hyun Mo Cho, “Snapshot phase sensitive scatterometry based on double-channel spectral carrier frequency concept,” Optics Express, vol. 19, no. 24, pp. 23790–23799, November 8, 2011.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Debra Wawro, Shelby Zimmerman, Robert Magnusson, and Peter Koulen, “Optics nanotechnology enables rapid label-free diagnostics for biomedical applications,” Novel Biophotonic Techniques and Applications, European Conferences on Biomedical Optics 2011, SPIE/OSA, Munich, Germany, May 22–26, 2011.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2011
H. G. Svavarsson, R. Magnusson, J. Yoon, and S. H. Song, “Fabrication of large arrays of nanostructures via inverse periodic templates,” SPP5: 5th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Korea, May 15, 2011.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2011
R. Magnusson, D. Wawro, S. Zimmerman, and W. Wu, “Biosensor technology implementing optical polarization and modal diversity for determining multiple unknowns in every channel,” 27th SBEC: Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, April 19–May 1, 2011; published in International Journal of Medical Implants and Devices, vol. 5, no. 2, p. 78, 2011.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2011
D. Wawro, P. Koulen, S. Zimmerman, and R. Magnusson, “Guided-mode resonance detection system for rapid screening of biomarker proteins in ovarian cancer,” 27th SBEC: Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, April 19–May 1, 2011; published in International Journal of Medical Implants and Devices, vol. 5, no. 2, p. 116, 2011.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2011
J. Yoon, Y. Ding, M. H. Javed, S. H. Song, and R. Magnusson, “Parametric Maps of Extraordinary Optical Transmission Through Arrays of Metallic Nanoscale Slits,” Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA’s 95th Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 16–20, 2011.
Conference Paper
In-progress
2011
M. J. Uddin and R. Magnusson, “Thermally Tuned Resonant Optical Filters Fabricated in Amorphous Silicon,” Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA’s 95th Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 16–20, 2011.
Conference Paper
In-progress
2011
W. Wenhua and R. Magnusson, “Omnidirectional Reflector Using Guided-Mode Resonance in a Subwavelength Silicon Grating Under TE Polarization,” Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA’s 95th Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 16–20, 2011.
Conference Paper
In-progress
2011
H. G. Svavarsson, J. Yoon, R. Magnusson, and S. H. Song, “Fabrication of Large Periodic Arrays of Plasmonic Nanostructures Applying Inverse Templates,” Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA’s 95th Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 16–20, 2011.
Conference Paper
In-progress
2011
K. J. Lee, J. Curzan, M. Shokooh-Saremi, and R. Magnusson, “Guided-Mode Resonance Polarizers With 200-nm Bandwidth,” Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA’s 95th Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 16–20, 2011.
Conference Paper
In-progress
2011
M. J. Uddin and R. Magnusson, “Design and Fabrication of Shallow-Grating Guided-Mode Resonance Thermo-Optic Tunable Filters,” Proc. 3rd International Conference from Nanoparticles & Nanomaterials to Nanodevices & Nanosystems, Rhodes, Greece, June 26–29, 2011; p. 139 in Conference Book of Abstracts.
Conference Paper
Published
2011
T. Khaleque, J. Yoon, W. Wu, M. Shokooh-Saremi, and R. Magnusson, “Guided-Mode-Resonance Enabled Absorption in Amorphous Silicon for Thin-Film Solar Cell Applications,” OSA Advanced Photonics Congress: Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-photonics, Toronto, Canada, June 12–16, 2011.
Conference Paper
Published
2011
M. J. Uddin and R. Magnusson, “Design and Fabrication of Thermo-Optic Tunable Guided-Mode Resonance Filters,” OSA Advanced Photonics Congress: Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-photonics, Toronto, Canada, June 12–16, 2011.
Conference Paper
Published
2011
R. Magnusson, “Leaky-Mode Resonance Photonics: An Applications Platform,” 1st Annual World Congress of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Professionals, Dalian, China, October 23–26, 2011 (invited).
Conference Paper
In-progress
2011
R. Magnusson, M. Shokooh-Saremi, K. J. Lee, J. Curzan, D. Wawro, S. Zimmerman, W. Wu, J. Yoon, H. G. Svavarsson, and S. H. Song, “Leaky-mode resonance photonics: an applications platform,” Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices VIII, Optics & Photonics, Annual Meeting of SPIE, San Diego, California, August 21–25, 2011 (invited).
Conference Proceeding
In-press
2011
R. Magnusson, H. G. Svavarsson, J. Yoon, and S. H. Song, “Fabrication of modal and plasmonic optical resonance devices,” Correlation Optics 2011, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, September 12–16, 2011 (invited).
Conference Paper
In-press
2010
M. Shokooh-Saremi, R. Magnusson, and X. Wang. "Dispersion engineering with leaky-mode resonant photonic lattices," Optics Express, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 108-116, January 4, 2010.
Journal Article
Published
2010
R. Magnusson, M. Shokooh-Saremi, Y. Hu, K. J. Lee, S. J. W. Platzer, A. K. Nebioglu, S. Zimmerman, and D. Wawro. "Fabrication of Guided-Mode Resonance Elements by Nanoimprint Lithography," Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1606-1615, March 2010.
Journal Article
Published
2010
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson, "Leaky-mode resonant reflectors with extreme bandwidths," Optics Letters, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 1121-1123, April 15, 2010.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Jaewoong Yoon, Kang Hee Seol, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, “Critical coupling in dissipative surface-plasmon resonators with multiple ports,” Opt. Express, vol. 18, no. 25, pp. 25702–25711, November 23, 2010.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Yang Hyun Joo, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, “Demonstration of long-range surface plasmon-polariton waveguide sensors with asymmetric double-electrode structures,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 97, no. 201105, pp. 201105-1–201105-3, November 18, 2010.
Journal Article
Published
2010
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson, “New nonpolarizing resonant beam splitters,” IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 670–676, August 2010.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Robert Magnusson, Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi, and Eric Johnson, “Guided-mode resonant wave plates,” Optics Letters, vol. 35, no. 14, pp. 2472–2474, July 15, 2010.
Journal Article
Published
2010
D. Wawro, S. Zimmerman, Y. Ding, R. Magnusson, P. Koulen, and R. S. Duncan, “Guided-mode resonance biochip system for early detection of ovarian cancer,” Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, March 8–9, 2010 (invited).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Debra D. Wawro, Peter Koulen, Yiwu Ding, and Robert Magnusson, “Guided-mode resonance biochip system for early detection of ovarian cancer,” Optical Diagnostics and Sensing X: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, SPIE Photonics West 2010, San Francisco, California, January 23–28, 2010; published in Proc. SPIE, vol. 7572, 75720D, February 25, 2010.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson, “Multi-Level Periodic Leaky-Mode Resonance Elements: Design and Applications,” Optical Interference Coatings: Photonic Structure and Plasma-Polymerized Films, Tucson, Arizona, June 6, 2010; published in Optical Interference Coatings, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper WB2.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Robert Magnusson, Debra Wawro, Shelby Zimmerman, Yiwu Ding, Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi, Kyu Jin Lee, Daryl Ussery, Sangin Kim, and Seok Ho Song, “Leaky-mode resonance photonics: technology for biosensors, optical components, MEMS, and plasmonics,” Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XIV, SPIE Photonics West 2010,San Francisco, California, January 23–28, 2010 (invited); published in Proc. SPIE, vol. 7604, 76040M, February 1, 2010.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
R. Magnusson and M. Shokooh-Saremi, “MEMS Tunable Resonant Leaky-Mode Filters for Multispectral Imaging Applications,” in Aerospace Technologies Advancements, Thawar T. Arif, Ed. Croatia: INTECH, 2010, pp. 463–474 (invited). [ISBN: 978-953-7619-96-1]
Book Chapter
Published
2009
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson. "Optical delay line elements based on leaky-mode resonance structures," presented at Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA's 93rd Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson. "Excitation of surface plasmon polaritons and leaky modes with dielectric gratings over metallic substrates," presented at Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA's 93rd Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
D. Ussery, R. Magnusson, K. J. Lee, and S. H. Song. "Fabrication of surface plasmon-polariton couplers and waveguide devices," presented at Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA's 93rd Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
R. Magnusson and Y. Ding. "Guided-mode resonance biochemical sensor technology," presented at Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA's 93rd Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
R. Magnusson, M. Shokooh-Saremi, T. J. Suleski, and E. G. Johnson. "Design of silicon-based leaky-mode resonant nanopatterned devices using inverse numerical methods," presented at NSTI Nanotech Conference & Expo, Houston, Texas, May 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
D. Wawro, R. Magnusson, Y. Ding, E. Moss, and J. Michalik. "Development of a flow-cell system to quantify analyte-receptor binding kinetics utilizing guided-mode resonance sensors," presented at NSTI Nanotech Conference & Expo, Houston, Texas, May 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
D. Wawro, S. Zimmerman, Y. Ding, P. Koulen, C. Kearney, and R. Magnusson. "Guided-mode resonance sensors for rapid medical diagnostic testing applications," presented at Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnotics and Treatment Applications IX, SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, California, February 20, 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
R. Magnusson. "Photonic resonance effects in nanopatterned films and their applications," presented at Ninth International Conference on Correlation Optics, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, September 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
R. Magnusson. "Nanoscale photonic devices and sensors," presented at 2nd International Conference from Nanoparticles & Nanomaterials to Nanodevices & Nanosystems, Rhodes, Greece, 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
Y. H. Joo, S. H. Song, and R. Magnusson. "Long-range surface plasmon-polariton waveguide sensors with a Bragg grating in the asymmetric double-electrode structure," Optics Express, vol. 17, no. 13, pp. 10606-10611, June 2009.
Journal Article
Published
2009
K. J. Lee, J. H. Jin, B.-S. Bae, and R. Magnusson. "Optical filters fabricated in hybrimer media with soft lithography," Optics Letters, vol. 34, no. 16, pp. 2510-2512, August 2009.
Journal Article
Published
2009
Q. M. Ngo, S. Kim, S. H. Song, and R. Magnusson. "Optical bistable devices based on guided-mode resonance in slab waveguide gratings," Optics Express, vol. 17, no. 26, pp. 23459-23467, December 2009.
Journal Article
Published
2009
H. Y. Song, S. Kim, and R. Magnusson. "Tunable guided-mode resonances in coupled gratings," Optics Express, vol. 17, no. 26, pp. 23544-23555, December 2009.
Journal Article
Published
2009
Y. Joo, S. H. Song, D. Ussery, K. J. Lee, and R. Magnusson, "Long-range surface-plasmon waveguide sensors with micro-fluidic channel," presented at Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA's 93rd Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
H. Y. Song, S. Kim, K. J. Lee, and R. Magnusson. "Guided-mode resonances in surfcae plasmonic waveguides," presented at Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSA's 93rd Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
R. Magnusson, K. J. Lee, J. H. Jin, and B. S. Bae. "Fabrication of guided-mode resonnce devices by soft lithography in hybrimers," presented at NSTI Nanotech Conference & Expo, Houston, Texas, May 2009.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
R. Magnusson, M. Shokooh-Saremi, D. Wawro, and K. J. Lee, "Leaky-mode resonance photonics: Application to sensors, optical components, MEMS, and plasmonics," in 2nd International Conference from Nanoparticles & Nanomaterials to Nanodevices & Nanosystems (Rhodes, Greece, 2009).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2008
R. Magnusson and M. Shokooh-Saremi. "Physical basis for wideband resonant reflectors," Optics Express, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 3456-3462, March 2008.
Journal Article
Published
2008
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson. "Wideband leaky-mode resonance reflectors: Influence of grating profile and sublayers," Optics Express, vol. 16, pp. 18249-18263, 2008.
Journal Article
Published
2008
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson. "Design and analysis of resonant leaky-mode broadband reflectors," presented at Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 2008.
Conference Paper
Published
2008
R. Magnusson. "Properties of nanostructured resonant leaky-mode photonic devices," presented at CIMTEC 2008: 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems, Symposium on Smart Optics, Sicily, Italy, June 2008.
Conference Paper
Published
2008
R. Magnusson. "Design, fabrication, and application of leaky-mode resonant waveguide gratings," presented at 6th Fraunhofer IISB Lithography Simulation Workshop, collocated with the 34th International Conference on Micro & Nano Engineering, Athens, Greece, September 2008.
Conference Paper
Published
2008
R. Magnusson. "Photonic resonance effects in periodic films: Applications in biosensors, spectral filters, and display technologies," presented at IEEE LEOS Fort Worth section, Fort Worth, Texas, January 15, 2008.
Conference Paper
Published
2008
K. J. Lee, R. LaComb, B. Britton, M. Shokooh-Saremi, H. Silva, E. Donkor, Y. Ding, and R. Magnusson. "Silicon-layer guided-mode resonance polarizer with 40 nm bandwidth," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 20, no. 22, pp. 1857-1859, November 15, 2008.
Journal Article
Published
2008
R. Magnusson, Y. Hu, K. J. Lee, M. Shokooh-Saremi, S. Platzer, and A. K. Nebioglu, "Fabrication of patterned resonance elements by nanoscale imprint method," in 17th Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium Symposium (CMOC) (University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 2008).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2008
K. J. Lee, M. Shokooh-Saremi, and R. Magnusson, "Fabrication and characterization of a guided-mode resonance polarizer," in 17th Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium Symposium (CMOC) (University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 2008).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2008
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson, "Silicon-on-insulator based resonant leaky-mode broadband reflectors," in 17th Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium Symposium (CMOC) (University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 2008).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2008
R. Magnusson and M. Shokooh-Saremi, "Tunable leaky-mode MEMS filters for multispectral imaging applications," in IEEE Aerospace Conference (Big Sky, Montana, 2008).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2007
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson. "Particle swarm optimization and its application to the design of diffraction grating filters," Optics Letters, vol. 32, pp. 894-896, April 2007.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Y. Ding and R. Magnusson. "Band gaps and leaky-wave effects in resonant photonic-crystal waveguides," Optics Express, vol. 15, pp. 680-694, January 2007.
Journal Article
Published
2007
R. Magnusson and M. Shokooh-Saremi. "Widely tunable guided-mode resonance nanoelectromechanical RGB pixels," Optics Express, vol. 15, pp. 10903-10910, 2007.
Journal Article
Published
2007
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson. "Silicon membrane-based narrow bandpass leaky-mode resonance filter," presented at Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSAs 91st Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, September 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
K. J. Lee and R. Magnusson. "Guided-mode resonance devices fabricated in UV curable polymers," presented at Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSAs 91st Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, September 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson. "Narrow Bandpass MEMS-tunable filters based on phase shifted guided-mode resonance structures," presented at Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications (IPNRA), Salt Lake City, Utah, July 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson. "Particle swarm optimization: Principles and applicationto the design of resonant grating devices," presented at Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications (IPNRA), Salt Lake City, Utah, July 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
R. Magnusson and M. Shokooh-Saremi. "Widely-tunable nanostructured leaky-mode resonant pixels for the visible spectral region," presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), IEEE LEOS, APS, and OSA, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
R. Magnusson and M. Shokooh-Saremi. "Leaky-mode resonance photonics: Principles and applications," presented at Conference on Lasers and Elctro-Optics (CLEO), Pacific Rim, Seoul, Korea, August 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
R. Magnusson. "Resonance effects in naopatterned photonic-crystal films and their application in biosensors, tunable filters, and displays," presented at Texas Nano Summit, August 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
R. Magnusson. "Photonic resonance effects in periodic films: Applications in biosensors, spectral filters, and display technology," presented at Satellite event lecture hosted by the University of Iceland and the Iceland IEEE Section, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 25, 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
K. J. Lee, D. Wawro, P. S. Priambodo, and R. Magnusson, "Agarose-gel based guided-mode resonance humidity sensor," IEEE Sensor Journal, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 409-414, March 2007.
Journal Article
Published
2007
R. Magnusson, M. Shokooh-Saremi, K. J. Lee, and D. Wawro, "Enabling technology based on leaky-mode resonance effects in periodic films," in Materials Research Society Fall Meeting (Boston, Massachusetts, 2007).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2007
M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson, "Particle swarm optimization: Principles and application to the design of diffraction gratings," in Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Symposium: Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Electronics & Photonics (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 2007).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2007
K. J. Lee, R. LaComb, B. Britton, and R. Magnusson, "Optical characterization of experimental guided-mode resonance polarizer," in Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Symposium: Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Electronics & Photonics (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 2007).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2007
R. Magnusson, M. Shokooh-Saremi, and Y. Ding, "Wideband reflectors and polarizers implemented with nanopatterned leaky-mode resonant lears," in Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Symposium: Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Electronics & Photonics (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 2007).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2007
R. Magnusson and M. Shokooh-Saremi, "Tunable nanoelectromechanical RGB pixels," presented at Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSAs 91st Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, September 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
K. J. Lee, R. LaComb, and R. Magnusson, "Single-layer guided-mode resonance polarizer," presented at Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics, OSAs 91st Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, September 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
R. Magnusson, M. Shokooh-Saremi, and Y. Ding. "Optical filters, reflectors, and polarizers fashioned with periodic leaky-mode resonant layers," presented at Optical Interference Coatings Topical Meeting, Optical Society of America, Tucson, Arizona, June 2007.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
R. Magnusson and D. Wawro, "Guided-mode resonance sensors for biochemical screening," in IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting (Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 2007).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2007
R. Magnusson, "Resonant leaky-mode periodic lattices for spectral filtering and biosensing applications," in 6th International Workshop on Information Optics (WIO '07), IEEE LEOS, IEEE Iceland section, and SPIE (Reykjavik, Iceland, 2007).
Conference Proceeding
Published
2006
R. Magnusson and Y. Ding. "MEMS tunable resonant leaky mode filters," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 18, pp. 1479-1481, July 2006.
Journal Article
Published
February 2012
8,111,401Guided-mode resonance sensors employing angular, spectral, modal, and polarization diversity for high-precision sensing in compact formats

A guided mode resonance (GMR) sensor assembly and system are provided. The GMR sensor includes a waveguide structure configured for operation at or near one or more leaky modes, a receiver for input light from a source of light onto the waveguide structure to cause one or more leaky TE and TM resonant modes and a detector for changes in one or more of the phase, waveshape and/or magnitude of each of a TE resonance and a TM resonance to permit distinguishing between first and second physical states of said waveguide structure or its immediate environment.

June 2011
ZL 2007 8 0041644.3Guided-mode resonance sensors employing angular, spectral, modal, and polarization diversity for high-precision sensing in compact formats

Chinese Invention Patent No. ZL 2007 8 0041644.3

March 2010
7,689,086Resonant leaky-mode optical devices and associated methods

Optical devices with versatile spectral attributes are provided that are implemented with one or more modulated and homogeneous layers to realize leaky-mode resonance operation and corresponding versatile spectral-band design. The first and/or higher multiple evanescent diffraction orders are applied to excite one or more leaky modes. The one- or two-dimensional periodic structure, fashioned by proper distribution of materials within each period, can have a resulting symmetric or asymmetric profile to permit a broadened variety of resonant leaky-mode devices to be realized. Thus, the attributes of the optical device permit, among other things, adjacent, distinct resonance frequencies or wavelengths to be produced, convenient shaping of the reflection and transmission spectra for such optical device to be accomplished, and the wavelength resonance locations to be precisely controlled so as to affect the extent to which the leaky modes interact with each other. Further, the profile asymmetry allows for the precise spectral spacing at interactive leaky modes so as to provide greater flexibility in optical device design.

July 2008
7,400,399Methods for using resonant waveguide-grating filters and sensors

Methods of detecting one or more parameters of a medium are disclosed. The methods include providing a waveguide grating device, contacting the waveguide grating with a medium, propagating a signal having at least one signal attribute through the waveguide, and comparing the modified signal attribute to a known signal attribute to detect a parameter of the medium.

May 2007
7,218,817Nonlinear optical guided-mode resonance filter

Nonlinear optical filters and associated methods. In a representative embodiment, a nonlinear optical filter includes a grating and a dye-doped polymer layer coupled to the grating. The dye-doped polymer layer may include ionic self-assembled layers. An associated method includes: providing a nonlinear filter comprising a grating and a dye-doped polymer layer coupled to the grating, directing an input broadband optical wave upon the filter, and backward diffracting the broadband optical wave from the grating as an output narrowband optical wave. The output narrowband optical wave may include a second harmonic beam.

January 2007
7,167,615Resonant waveguide-grating filters and sensors and methods for making and using same

Waveguide grating devices. One includes at least one waveguide having an end, the end having an endface; and a waveguide grating fabricated on the endface, the waveguide grating having at least one waveguide layer and at least one grating layer. The waveguide layer is a separate waveguide from the waveguide on which the waveguide grating is fabricated. Systems for spectral filtering. One, which utilizes a guided-mode resonance effect in a waveguide, includes at least one waveguide having a proximal end and a distal end having an endface; and a waveguide grating fabricated on the end of the waveguide and having a plurality of variable parameters such as permittivity of the grating layer(s) and permittivity of the waveguide layer(s). Methods of forming waveguide grating devices, and methods of detecting one or more parameters of a medium using a waveguide grating device are also disclosed.

October 2000
6,154,480Vertical-cavity laser and laser array incorporating guided-mode resonance effects and method for making the same

A new class of vertical-cavity lasers (VCLs) is disclosed. Conventional VCLs contain an active region enclosed by Bragg-mirror stacks of 30-100 quarter-wave layers. The new VCLs can be fabricated without Bragg mirrors by replacing them with efficient diffractive (guided-mode resonance (GMR)) mirrors with much fewer layers, for example, two or three layers. This application provides optical power flow across and along the VCL gain region, thereby greatly increasing the laser efficiency and reducing the threshold mirror reflectance needed for lasing, relative to conventional VCLs. Theoretical and experimental results show that GMR mirrors exhibit high reflectance (theoretically, 100%; experimentally, in excess of 90%) in a narrow spectral band with well-defined polarization states. When incorporated in VCLs, the GMR mirrors yield single-mode, narrow-line, highly-polarized output light. The GMR-VCL is independent of any particular material system. An example fabrication process of GaAs-based VCLs includes molecular-beam epitaxial growth of the basic planar structure and multiple-quantum-well (InGaAs/GaAs for 980 nm wavelength) active layers, interferometric recording of the GMR grating, lithographic and reactive-ion-etch definition of individual VCL elements, and metallization and contacting. GMR-VCL arrays can also be fabricated; the diffractive element will phase-lock the individual lasers to produce exceptionally high optical power and coherence. GMR-VCL technology holds high potential to provide low-cost, high-speed sources for fiber optic communications and other applications.

January 1997
5,598,300Efficient bandpass reflection and transmission filters with low sidebands based on guided-mode resonance effects

Ideal or near ideal filter for reflecting or transmitting electromagnetic waves having wavelength range of approximately 100 nm to 10 cm are disclosed. These filters combine a dielectric multilayer structure with a resonant waveguide grating and they are valid for both TE and TM polarized waves. High efficiency, arbitrarily narrow band, polarized, filters with low sidebands over extended wavelength ranges can be obtained.

June 1993
5,216,680Optical guided-mode resonance filter

A guided-mode resonance filer is provided which can be used as an optical filter with very narrow line width and as an efficient optical switch. Diffraction efficiencies and passband frequencies are calculated based on guided-mode resonance properties of periodic dielectric structures in a waveguide geometry. The guided-mode resonance filter preferably includes means for changing various parameters within the grating so as to change passband frequencies in response thereto. Also, the present invention envisions a narrowband tuneable laser having a diffraction grating of the present invention placed within a laser cavity to provide narrowband optical wave output from the narrowband tuneable laser In another preferred embodiment, the present diffraction grating can be supported by a semiconductor substrate, preferably adjacent to a semiconductor laser for fine-tuning the output of the semiconductor laser. In still another preferred embodiment, the present diffraction grating can be placed between thin-film layers to enhance thin-film performance characteristics.

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