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Hernando Garcia

 

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PROFILE

Hernando Garcia
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1654
Telephone: (618) 650-2474
Fax: (618)650-3556
Email: hgarcia@siue.edu
PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ Physics B.S. 1987
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Physics M.S. 1996
NJIT/Rutgers, Newark, NJ Applied Physics Ph.D. 2000
APPOINTMENTS
2004 – Present Assistant Professor of Physics, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL
Adjunct Instructor of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
2000 – 2002 Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, NJ
1987 – 2000 Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories, AT&T, NJ
RESEARCH INTEREST
General area of ultrafast optics and optoelectronics – ultrafast photophysics and nonlinear optical
properties of bulk, nanoclustered, and quantum well semiconductor structures, nanophotonics using metal nanoparticles in semiconductors and glass matrixes, plasmonic applications in sensing, solar harvesting, and optical switching, ultrashort pulse propagation in fibers, nonlinear modulation spectroscopy.
COURSES
• Photonics I, and II (Phys514, Phys515)
• Introduction to Lasers (Phys517)
• Undergraduate Optics (Phys410)
• University Physics (Phys211a, and Phys211b
• University Physics Lab (Phys212a, and Phys211b)
• College Physics (Phys111)
PROFFESIONAL AFFILIATION
Optical Society of America, American Physical Society, National Society of Hispanic Physicist.
PUBLICATIONS
H. Garcia, A. M. Johnson, F. A. Oguama and S. Trivedi, “New approach to the measurement of the nonlinear refractive index of short (<25 m) lengths of silica and erbium-doped fibers,” Opt. Lett. 19, 1796 (2003).
F. A. Oguama, H. Garcia, A. M. Johnson, “Simultaneous measurement of the Raman gain coefficient and the nonlinear refractive index of optical fibers: theory and experiment,” J. Opt. Soc. Am., B22, No. 2, 426, (2005).
F. A. Oguama, A. Tchouassi, H. Garcia, and A. M. Johnson, “Numerical Modeling of the Induced Grating Autocorrelation (IGA) for studying optical fiber nonlinearities,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 86 (8), (2005).
H. Garcia, , F. A. Oguama, A. M. Johnson, and S. Trivedi, “Pump Induced Nonlinear Refractive Index Change, In Erbium and Ytterbium Doped Fibers -Theory and Experiment,” Opt. Lett 30, 1261 (2005).
H. Garcia, “Tunneling assisted two-photon absorption: The Nonlinear Franz-Keldysh Effec,” Phys. Rev. B, 74, 035212-1 (2006).
H. Garcia, A. M. Johnson, and S. Trivedi, “Photorefractive Beam-Coupling Measurement of the Nonlinear refractive Index of Semiconductor Films,” Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 220, 47 (2000).
M. Dinu, F. Quochi, and H. Garcia, “Third-order nonlinearities in silicon at telecom wavelengths,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, (18), pp. 2954-2956, 2003.
H. Garcia and R. Kalyanaraman “Phonon-assisted two-photon absorption in the presence of a dc-field: the nonlinear Franz-Keldysh effect in indirect gap semiconductors,” J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 39, 1 (2006)
C. Favazza, J. Trice, H. Krishna, R. Sureshkumar, H. Garcia, and R. Kalyanaraman, “Nanoparticle Ordering by Dewetting of Co on SiO2,” J. Elec. Mat. 35, 1618 (2006).
H. Garcia, Hare Krishna, and Ramki Kalyanaraman, “A New Figure of Merit for Photonic Applications of Metal Nano-Composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett, 89, 141109 (2006).
H. Garcia, J. Trice , R. Kalyanaraman, and R. Sureshkumar “Self-consistent determination of plasmonic resonances in ternary nanocomposites,” Phys. Rev. B. 75, 1 , (2007).
L. Longstreth-Spoor, J. Trice, H. Garcia, C. Zhang, and R. Kalyanaraman, “Nanostructure and microstructure of laser-interference-induced dynamic patterning of Co on Si,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39 (2006) 5149–5159.
H. Garcia, and R. kalyanaraman, “The convolution theorem for nonlinear optics,” In
review, Applied Physics Letters (Available at aps.arXiv.org; physics/0703065v2).
H.Garcia, R.Sureshkumar and R.Kalyanaraman, “Upper and lower bounds of the third order susceptibility in metal-dielectric nanocomposites,” To be submitted to Phys. Rev. B, June 2007.
J. Trice, H. Garcia, R. Sureshkumar, R. Kalyanaraman, “In Silico Design of Metal-Dielectric Nanocomposites for Solar Energy Applications,” in preparation.
PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERECES
“Efficient design of complex optical nanocomposites: A broadband solar absorbing glass” J. Trice, H. Garcia, R. Sureshkumar, and R. Kalyanaraman, to be presented at the SPIE International Symposium on Optics and Photonics, San Diego, CA, August 2007.
Self-Consistent Determination of Plasmonic Resonances in Ternanry Nanocomposites, Invited talk 2007 Joint Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physcists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, Boston, MA (2007).
Nonlinear optical properties of silicon nanoclusters made by laser ablation, Paper QW A7 (p. 88) CLEO/IQEC 1998, San Francisco, CA.
Photorefractive Beam Coupling - A new Approach to the measurement of the nonlinear Refractive Index of Short (<25 m) Lengths of Silica and Erbium-doped Fibers, Paper Ctu V7 (p. 209) CLEO/QELS 1999, Baltimore, MD.
Photorefractive Autocorrelation Measurement of the Nonlinear Refractive index in Silica Fibers, Ibero-American Conference on Optics, Lasers, and Applications 1998, Cartagena, Colombia.
Photorefractive Beam Coupling measurement of the Nonlinear Refractive index of semiconductor Films, Paper WLL 104 (p. 124) 1999 OSA Annual Meeting, Santa Clara, Ca.
Nonlinear Refractive Index of Semiconductor Films, paper M03-4 (p. 39) 15th Latin American Symposium on Solid State Physics 1999, Cartagena, Colombia.
Photorefractive beam coupling measurement of the nonlinear refractive index (n2) of Erbium-doped fibers as a function of Germania (GeO2), Paper WCC1 (p. 106), 2000 OSA Annual Meeting, Rhode Island.
The Nonlinear Optical Properties of Silicon Nanocluster Made by Laser Ablation and Ion Implantation, Paper Ctu E6 (p. 123) CLEO/QELS 2001, Baltimore, MD.
Pump Induced nonlinear refractive index change in Erbium and Ytterbium doped fibers-theory and experiments, Paper Cw J2 (p. 351) CLEO/QELS 2001, Baltimore, MD.
Photorefractive Beam Coupling Measurement of n2 in Erbium-Doped Fibers as a function of Germania and Aluminium Contents, Paper CW A54 (p. 303) CLEO/QELS 2001, Baltimore, MD.
An Infrared Amplitude Modulator Based on Electrical Creation of Intersubband Transitions, NATO-ARW on Intersubband Transitions in Quatum Wells, 1991, Corsica, France.
E. Lalanne, H. Garcia, A. M. Johnson, S. Vijayalakshmi, H. Grebel, “Nonlinear optical properties of silicon nanoclusters made by laser ablation”, Paper QW A7 (p. 88) CLEO/QELS 1998, San Francisco, CA.
E. Lalanne, H. Garcia, A. M. Johnson, S. Vijayalakshmi, H. Grebel, “The Nonlinear Optical Properties of Silicon Nanocluster Made by Laser Ablation and Ion Implantation,” Paper Ctu E6 (p. 123) CLEO/QELS 2001, Baltimore, MD.
H. Garcia, “Tunneling assisted two-photon absorption: The Nonlinear Franz-Keldysh Effect,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies 2005 (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), JWB81, CLEO/QELS 2001, Baltimore, MD.
H. Garcia, and R. Kalyanaraman “Phonon-Assisted Two-Photon Absorption in the Presence of a DC-Field: The Nonlinear Franz-Keldysh Effect in Indirect Gap Semiconductors” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies 2006 (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), JThC22, CLEO/QELS 2006, Long Beach, CA.
PATENTS
“Optical Performance Monitoring Using Optical Autocorrelation” M. Dinu, C. Xu, H. R. Stuart, W. H. Knox, D. C. Kilper, and H. Garcia, Canadian Patent No 2’381.682 (2003)
“Dynamic measurement of and compensation for impairments to optical data communication pulses” H. Garcia, D. C. Kilper Charles, J. M. Roth, and C. Xu USA Patent No 7’206.522, (2007).
COLLABORATORS (48 Months)
A. M. Johnson (U. Maryland); E. Lalanne (U. Maryland); M. Tahayi (U. Nevada); Dr. S. B. Trivedi (Brimrose Corporation); M. Dinu (Bell Labs); F. A. Oguama (Jersey City U); D. Kilper (Bell Labs); R.Sureshkumar, R. Kalyanaraman (Washington University in St. Louis)
SYNERGISITIC ACTIVITIES
• Construction of an Electromagnetic Pulse Simulator while performing research at AT&T Bell Laboratories.
• Developed a quantum well optical modulator base on GaAs-GaAlAs-GaAs semiconductor while performing research at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Funded by DARPA.
• Developed a theory for semiconducting layers base on hot electron regime while performing research at AT&T Bell Laboratories.
• Worked on optical channel monitoring base on two photon absorption in SI-APD while performing research at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies.
• Developed an innovative technique to characterize the nonlinear optical properties of optical fibers while performing research at New Jersey Institute of technology.
• Extensive teaching activities in both formal (classroom) and informal settings.
GRADUATE ADVISORS
Prof. Anthony M. Johnson, Thesis Advisor/University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Prof. John Federici, Dissertation Committee Member, New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Dr. David DiGiovanni, Director Optical Fiber Research, OFS Fitel, NJ.
LIST OF ADVISEES
Graduates: Ruchi B. Pandey, Bal Ram Ghimire, Daniel J. Probst.
Undergraduates: Jenna L. Toennies.

NANO INTEREST AREAS:

Nanoscale phenomena, Data visualization, Technology tools and applications, Information technology, Societal implications


 
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