Assistant Professor, Optical Sciences
I do research in the fields of quantum electronics, ultra-fast lasers, nonlinear optics, and optical imaging. I am particularly interested in directions involving optical fiber technologies such as fiber lasers, fiber optical sensors, nonlinear effects and devices in waveguiding structures. The goal is to develop new advanced components and instruments that help enable new scientific discoveries and enhance education. One of our current research interests is to develop robust and compact ultrafast fiber lasers that are suitable for a most multi-photon imaging modalities such as those based on multi-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF), second harmonic generation (SHG), third harmonic generation (THG), and coherent Raman scattering (CRS). These imaging techniques can be then effectively applied in cancer imaging.