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Department Research 2016


  • Haus, J. W., & Sarangan, A. M. (2016). Fundamentals and applications of nanophotonics. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V.
  • Sarangan, A. M. (2016). Nanofabrication: Principles to laboratory practice. CRC Press.

Book Chapter

  • Sarangan, A. M. (2016). Quantum mechanics and computation in nanophotonics. In J. Haus, (Ed.), Fundamentals and applications of nanophotonics. Woodhead Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Belardini, A., Centini, M., Leahu, G., Hooper, D. C., Li Voti, R., Fazio, E., Haus, J. W., Sarangan, A. M., Valev, V., & Sibilia, C. (2016). Chiral light intrinsically couples to extrinsic/pseudo-chiral metasurfaces made of tilted gold nanowires. Scientific Reports/ Nature, 6, article number: 31796.
  • Jia, J., Ni, C., Sarangan, A. M., & Hirakawa, K. (2016). Guided filter demosaicking for Fourier spectral filter array. Electronic Imaging, 2016(2), 1-5.
  • Lachinova, S. L., & Vorontsov, M. (2016). Giant irradiance spikes in laser beam propagation in volume turbulence: Analysis and impact. J. Opt., 18(2), 025608.
  • Slagle, J. E., Haus, J. W., Guha, S., McLean, D. G., D. M. K., & Cooper, T. M. (2016). Degenerate frequency two-beam coupling in organic media via phase modulation with nanosecond pulses. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 33(2), 180-188. Retrieved from
  • Stafford, J. W., Duncan, B. D., & Rabb, D. J. (2016, June). Phase gradient algorithm method for 3D holographic Ladar imaging. Applied Optics, 55(17), 4611-4620.
  • Vorontsov, M., Filimonov, G., Ovchinnikov, V., Polnau, E., Lachinova, S., Weyrauch, T., & Mangano, J. (2016). Comparative efficiency analysis of fiber-array and conventional beam director systems in volume turbulence. Applied Optics, 55(15), 4170-4185.
  • Vorontsov, M., Lachinova, S., & Majumdar, A. (2016). Target-in-the-loop remote sensing of laser beam and atmospheric turbulence characteristics. Applied Optics, 55(19), 4170-4185.
  • Vorontsov, M., & Weyrauch, T. (2016). High-power lasers for directed-energy applications: Comment. Applied Optics, 55(35), 9950-9953.
  • Wang, L., & Haus, J. W. (2016). Fiber-based saturable-absorber action based on a focusing Kerr effect. Optics Communications/ Elsevier, 367, 292-298.
  • Weyrauch, T., Vorontsov, M., Mangano, J., Ovchinnikov, V., Bricker, D., Polnau, E. & Rostov, A. (2016). Experimental deep turbulence effects mitigation with coherent combining of 21 laser beams over 7 km. Optics Letters, 41(4), 840.
  • Zhan, Q., Gu, B., Bo, W., Rui, G., Xue, Y. & Cui, Y. (2016). Varying polarization and spin angular momentum flux of radially polarized beams by anisotropic Kerr media. Optics Letters, 41(7), 1566-1569.
  • Zhan, Q., Gu, B., Wen, B., Rui, G., Xue, Y., He, J. & Cui, Y. (2016). Nonlinear polarization evolution of hybridly polarized vector beams through isotropic Kerr nonlinearities. Optics Express, 24(22), 25867-25875.
  • Zhan, Q., Liu, D., Gu, B., Ren, B., Lu, C., He, J., & Cui, Y. (2016). Enhanced sensitivity of the z-scan technique on saturable absorbers using radially polarized beams. Journal of Applied Physics, 119, 073103.
  • Zhan, Q., Rui, G., Chen, J., Wang, X., Gu, B., & Cui, Y. (2016). Synthesis of focused beam with controllable arbitrary homogeneous polarization using engineered vectorial optical fields. Optics Express, 24(21), 23667-23676.
  • Zhan, Q., Rui, G., Gu, B., & Cui, Y. (2016). Detection of orbital angular momentum using a photonic integrated circuit. Scientific Reports, 6, 28262.
  • Zhan, Q., Rui, G., Ma, Y., Gu, B., & Cui, Y. (2016). Multi-channel orbital angular momentum detection with metahologram. Optics Letters, 41(18), 4379-4382.
  • Zhan, Q., Wan, C., Chen, J., & Tang, X. (2016). Experimental demonstration of a highly efficient fan-out polarization grating. Scientific Reports, 6, 39626.
  • Zhan, Q., & Wang, S. (2016). Reflection type metasurface designed for high efficiency vectorial field generation. Scientific Reports, 6, 29626.
  • Zhan, Q., Xu, D., Gu, B., Rui, G., & Cui, Y. (2016). Generation of arbitrary vector fields based on a pair of orthogonal elliptically polarized base vectors. Optics Express, 24, 4177.
  • Zhan, Q., Yan, K., Lin, J., Zhou, Y., Guo, C., Xu, L., Wang, A., & Yao, P. (2016). Bi2Te3 based passively Q-switched fiber laser with cylindrical vector beam emission. Applied Optics, 55(11), 3026-3029.
  • Zhan, Q., & Yang, Z. (2016). Single-shot smartphone-based quantitative phase imaging using a distorted grating. Plus One, 11(7), e0159596.
  • Zhan, Q., Zhang, X., Chung, C.-J., Wang, S., Subramanyam, H., Pan, Z., & Chen, R. T. (2016). Integrated broadband bowtie antenna on transparent silica substrate. IEEE Antennas And Wireless Propagation Letters/IEEE, 15(1377-1381).
  • Zhan, Q., Zhang, X., Wang, A., Chen, R., Zhou, Y., & Ming, H. (2016). Generation and conversion of higher order optical vortices in optical fiber with helical fiber Bragg gratings. J. Lightwave Technol./IEEE and OSA, 34(10), 2413-2418.
  • Zhan, Q., Zhou, S., Wang, S., Chen, J., & Rui, G. (2016). Creation of radially polarized optical fields with multiple controllable parameters using a vectorial optical field generator. Photonics Research/Chinese Laser Press & OSA, 4(5), B35-B39.
  • Zhan, Q., Zhou, Y., Lin, J., Zhang, X., Xu, L., Gu, C., Sun, B., & Wang, A. (2016). Self-starting passively mode-locked all fiber laser based on carbon nanotubes with radially polarized emission. Photonics Research/Chinese Laser Press & OSA, 4(6), 327-330.
  • Zhan, Q., Zhou, Y., Wang, A., Gu, C., Sun, B., Xu, L., Li, F., & Chung, D. (2016). Actively mode-locked all fiber laser with cylindrical vector beam output. Optics Letters, 41(3), 548.

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

  • Bordbar, B., Farwell, N., & Vorontsov, M. (2016). Wavefront phase retrieval with multi-aperture Zernike filter for atmospheric sensing and adaptive optics applications. (pp. 998206). SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications.
  • Buzbee, M., Lombardo, D., Zhan, Q., Sarangan, A. M., & Agha, I. (2016). Silicon nitride on-silicon 3-dimensional photonic circuits for integrated photodetection. (pp. 3). Washington, DC: Optical Society of America, Advanced Photonics 2016.
  • Dudorov, V., Vorontsov, M., Lachinova, S., & Cunningham, S. (2016). Numerical techniques for analysis of joint impact of atmospheric turbulence and aerosol scattering effects on imaging systems. (pp. 99820D). SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications.
  • Duran, J. M., & Sarangan, A. M. (2016). Infrared absorption in MacEtch fabricated silicon quantum walls. IEEE: IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), 2016.
  • Lachinova, S., Vorontsov, M., LeMaster, D. & Trippel, M. (2016). Comparative analysis of numerical simulation techniques for incoherent imaging through atmospheric turbulence. (pp. 984605). SPIE Defense + Security.
  • Lombardo, D., Shah, P., Guo, P., & Sarangan, A. M. (2016). Deep-UV interference lithography combined with masked contact lithography for pixel wiregrid patterns. SPIE: Advanced Lithography Conference.
  • Ni, C., Jia, J., Sarangan, A. M., & Hirakawa, K. (2016). Design and fabrication of Fourier spectral filter array for multispectral imaging. SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference.
  • Sarangan, A. M. (2016). Effective chiral behavior on self-assembled tilted gold nanowires metasurface by means of linear and nonlinear optical techniques. SPIE Nonlinear Optics and its Applications IV.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016). Laser beam engineering and atmospheric turbulence effects mitigation with coherent fiber array systems. Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena.
  • Y. X., C. N., & Sarangan, A. M. (2016). Silicon nanowire photodetectors made by metal-assisted chemical etching. SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference.
  • Yang, Z., & Vorontsov, M. (2016). Impact of atmospheric turbulence and refractivity on the modulation transfer function of incoherent imaging systems. (pp. 984602). SPIE Defense + Security.
  • Zhao, Y., Lombardo, D., & Agha, I. (2016). Low switching power low-noise wavelength conversion in silicon-on-insulator waveguides. Washington, D.C.: Optical Society of America, Advanced Photonics 2016.

Invited Lectures

  • Haus, J. W., Li, H., & Banerjee, P. P. (2016, March). Third-harmonic generation in titania/silver photonic crystals. Presented at the International Conference on Nanophotonics, Taipei,  Taiwan.
  • Haus, J. W. (2016, July). Broadly tunable and narrow bandwidth terahertz generation. Presented at the NAECON, Dayton, OH.
  • Haus, J. W. (2016, March). Nanophotonics. Presented at the International Conference on Nanophotonics, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Vorontsov, M., & Weyrauch, T. (2016, June). Laser beam engineering and atmospheric turbulence effects mitigation with coherent fiber array systems. Presented at the Imaging and Applied Optics, Washington, D.C.


  • Alnamee, M., Haus, J. W., Armas-Rivera, I., Beltran-Perez, G., Ibarra-Escamilla, B., Durtan-Sanchez, M., Alvarez-Tamayo, R. I., Kuzin, E., Bracamontes-Rodríguez, Y., & Pottiez, O. (2016, October). Polarization evolution of vector wave pulses in twisted fibers. Presented at the Laser Science, Rochester, NY.


  • Haus, J. W. (2016, June). Can nanoplasmonics be applied to provide green energy? Salamanca, Mexico.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, November). Briefing for Dr. Joseph Mangano, Washington, D.C.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, November). Coherent fiber array laser systems for directed energy, power beaming & advanced material processing applications. Presented at the Material Science Seminar, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, November). Introduction to fiber array HEL technology development & field demonstrations. Presented at the Briefing, Los Angles, CA.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, November). Overview of current AFRL/MDA SBIR efforts. Presented at the Briefing, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, November). Overview of DARPA/MTO SeaHawk effort and path forward. Presented at the Briefing for JTO-HEL, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, October). Development & field demonstrations of fiber array based laser beam projection systems for directed energy, power beaming & active imaging applications. Presented at the Briefing, Adelphi, MD.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, September). Briefing for Board of Trustees, Dayton, OH.
  • Dudorov, V., Vorontsov, M., Lachinova, S., & Cunningham, S. (2016, August). A framework for analysis of joint impact of atmospheric turbulence and aerosol scattering effects on imaging systems. Presented at the SPIE Optical Engineering and Applications, San Diego, CA.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, August). InTAP: Intelligent high power fiber laser tap couplers for phase and polarization control (Phase 1). Presented at the Kick-Off Meeting, Dayton, OH.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, August). Towards performance evaluation of fiber-array technology in boundary layer conditions: overview of DARPA/MTO Seahawk effort. Presented at the Briefing, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, July). Wave optics of atmospheric turbulence: Towards predictive modeling, mitigation & exploitation. Presented at the Briefing, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, June). Briefing for Dr. Josh Peters, Dayton, OH.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, May). Optical phased fiber array technology. Presented at the Friends of Paul, Friends of Joe Innovation Rendezvous, Dayton, OH.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, May). Long-range sensing of combined effects of atmospheric refractivity and turbulence with implications to laser beam and image propagation. Presented at the Incubator on Precision Measurement in Air Quality and Turbulence, Washington, D.C.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, May). Optonicus R&D overview. Presented at the Technical Exchange Meeting with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Dayton, OH.
  • Lachinova, S., Vorontsov, M., LeMaster, D., & Trippel, M. (2016, April). Incoherent atmospheric imaging: comparative analysis of numerical simulation techniques. Presented at the SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing, Baltimore, MD.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, February). Status update meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, January). Optical phased array technology for directed energy applications. Presented at the Briefing, Dayton, OH.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, January). University of Dayton Intelligent Optics Laboratory & Optonicus LLC: Overview of research projects. Presented at the Briefing, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, January). Extended-range atmospheric sensing suite (ERASS) for deep turbulence characterization. Presented at the ERASS Review Meeting, Khei, Maui, Hawaii.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2016, January). MURI team activity overview. Presented at the MURI Review Meeting, Khei, Maui, Hawaii.


  • Banerjee, P. P. (2015 - 2018), LIDAR systems. AFRL Sensors/Leidos, Federal, $500,000.00.
  • Banerjee, P. P. (2015 - 2016), 3D visualization. Protobox, Local, $60,000.00.
  • Banerjee, P. P. (2015 - 2016), Nonlinear processes in materials. AFRL Materials/UES, Federal, $49,000.00.
  • Banerjee, P. P. (2015 - 2016), Study of dynamic optical materials. AFRL Materials/Azimuth, Federal, $87,000.00.
  • Duncan, B. D. (2008 - Present), Sub-aperture based EO imaging systems. RNET, Inc., Local, $50,000.00.
  • Agha, I., Haus, J. W., Sarangan, A. M. (2015 - 2018), Quantum tunneling and plasmonics. Army Research Office, Federal, $405,000.00.
  • Haus, J. W. (2014 - 2016), Variable acuity hemispherical threat detection for remotely operated weapons systems. UtopiaCompression, Private, $160,000.00.
  • Sarangan, A. M., Lombardo, D., & Agha, I. (2016 - 2019), An integrated photonics CMOS compatible platform for chemical and biological sensors. Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute, State, $70,992.00.
  • Sarangan, A. M. (2015 - 2016), Anti-reflection coating. UES, Private, $18,000.00.
  • Sarangan, A. M. (2014 - 2016), Interferometric lithography and substrate patterning/epitaxy for nonlinear quasi-phase-matched device development. Air Force Research Laboratory, Federal, $368,505.00.
  • Vorontsov, M., & Weyrauch, T. (2015 - 2019), Acquisition of high power fiber amplifiers for advanced laser material processing with intelligent fiber-array and robotics technologies. NSF-MRI, $688,100.00.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2012 - 2018), MURI: FA95501210449. US Air Force, Federal, $4,099,477.00.
  • Vorontsov, M. (2015 - 2016), DRUIP 2: FA9550-16-1-0040: High performance computational cluster for extended-range atmospheric optics research. AFOSR, Federal, $273,992.00.
  • Agha, I., & Zhan, Q. (2016 - 2018), Optoelectronic technology research, AFRL/RYDH & RYDP. Air Force Research Laboratory, Federal, $110,000.00.
  • Zhao, C., & Zhan, Q. (2016 - 2017), Harvest solar energy with metasurfaces for a cleaner and sustainable energy future. Hanley Sustainability Institute, University of Dayton, $19,249.76.
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