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Amnon Yariv

Martin and Eileen Summerfield Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Electrical Engineering

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1954; M.S., 1956; Ph.D., 1958. Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 1964-66; Professor, 1966-74; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, 1974-79; Thomas G. Myers Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics, 1979-96; Summerfield Professor and Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1996-.

Research Overview

Professor Amnon Yariv's research focuses on the theoretical and technological underpinning of optical communication. Present projects include: new types of semiconductor lasers, optical phase-lock systems and coherent photonics, hybrid Si/III-V devices for lasers, detectors and modulation, "Slow" light propagation in artificial periodic dielectric waveguides.

List of Research Areas

theoretical and technological underpinning of optical communication

Research Centers

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute, Lee Center for Advanced Networking, Center for the Physics of Information


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