We study nonlinear phenomena in optical fibers and waveguides for a variety of applications including optical communications.
January 2024: Prof. Agrawal visited the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, India from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31. He was invited to participate and deliver a plenary talk in the workshop on Quantum and Nonlinear optics, held on December 29 and organized by the IIT’s Optics and Photonics Center. Agrawal is thankful to Prof. Anurag Sharma and Prof. Ravi Varshney for the hospitality extended to him during his stay at IIT Delhi.
December 2023: Photo on the left shows the names of people in the photo I posted in July 2020 (see below). This image was sent to me recently by Prof. Harald Giessen, who was present at the 1995 Gordon Research Conference on Nonlinear Optics. Ferenc Krausz, who received the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics, also attended this conference.
Fall 2023: My research group hosted two visitors in the Fall 2023.. Christos Flytzanis (2nd from left) came for two weeks and Alexis Sparapani (on right) spent three months. Luis Cortes (on left) is a senior graduate student in my group.
May 2023: Dr. Amira Ahsan received her PhD degree in Optics during the commencement ceremony held on May 12, 2023 at the Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY. Prof. Agrawal hooded her at the stage during the ceremony.
Sept. 2022: Amira Ahsan defended successfully her Ph.D. work in August 2022. She has now joined the well-known company ASML, Inc. in Wilton, CT. We all wish her success in her scientific and industrial adventures.
July 2022: Agrawal spent the month of June as an Invited Professor in the Physics Dept. of the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) at Paris, France. While visiting there, Agrawal worked on the topic of chiral nonlinear materials and gave a seminar entitled “Space-time Duality in Optics.”
October 2020: Agrawal received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hajim School of Engineering at University of Rochester. Follow this link for more details.
August 2020: This is the cover of the third edition of Prof. Agrawal’s book Applications of Nonlinear Fiber optics. The book has been available since September 2020 and can be bought on Amazon using this link. You can also find it at the publisher’s website. The sixth edition of the Nonlinear Fiber optics book is also available at Amazon.
July 2020: This photograph was taken 25 years ago during a Gordon Conference on nonlinear optics (July 1995). Here is a little test for you. Check how many people you can identify. If you can identify more than 20, you are allowed to call yourself an expert in the field of nonlinear optics.
Jan. 2020: Prof. Agrawal Visited Prof. Deepa Ventikesh at IIT Madras in Chennai, India for two weeks in December 2019. This group photo was taken in her laboratory. My PhD student, Amira Ahsan, spent three months in her group on a SPARC funded project.
October 2019: Agrawal received the OSA’s Max Born Award during the award ceremony held on September 16, 2019 at Frontiers in Optics Conference in Washington, DC.
More information is available at the Optical Society (OSA) website.
September 2019:The sixth edition of the Nonlinear Fiber Optics book (see the cover) was published in September 2019.
More information is available at the publisher’s website.
July 2019: Agrawal received EPS’s Quantum Electronics Medal during the award ceremony held on June 25, 2019 at CLEO Europe Conference in Munich, Germany. More information is available at the European Physical Society website.