Robert Magnusson


Robert Magnusson

Research Professor
Office:
Phone: (817) 272-2552
Email: magnusson@uta.edu

 

 

Education:

  • Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology

Memberships:

  • Optical Society of America(Fellow)
  • SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering (Fellow)
  • Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (Member)
  • IEEE – The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Senior Member)

Research Interests:
Nanophotonics, nanolithography, diffractive optics, optical filters, semiconductor lasers, optical bio- and chemical sensors, thin-film optics, waveguide optics, holographic interferometry, holographic storage in photorefractive crystals, optical properties of materials, and wave propagation in periodic media.

Recent Editorial Service:

  • Associate Editor and Member of the Board of Editors, Optical Engineering, January 2004–present.
  • Guest Editor (with D. H. Raguin, Ph. Lalanne, and E. Johnson), Journal of the Optical Society of America A and Applied Optics coordinated feature issues on Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics, January 2006.
  • Topical Editor, Applied Optics-Optical Technology & Biomedical Optics, July 2001–February 2006.
  • Editor, Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, TOPS vol. 75, Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics, 2002.

Recent Technical Papers:

Books, Book Chapters, Book Sections & Edited Volumes:

  • “Guided-mode Resonances in Planar Dielectric-Layer Diffraction Gratings,” (with S.S. Wang, J.S. Bagby and M.G. Moharam), in Selected Papers on Subwavelength Diffractive Optics, (J.N. Mait and D.W. Prather, eds.), SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Milestone Series, (invited), Vol. MS 166, pp. 575-579, 2001.
  • “New Principle for Optical Filters,” (with S.S. Wang), in Selected Papers on Subwavelength Diffractive Optics, (J.N. Mait and D.W. Prather, eds.), SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Milestone Series, (invited), Vol. MS 166, pp. 580-582, 2001.
  • “Optical Filter Elements Based on Waveguide Gratings,” (with S.S. Wang), in Selected Papers on Subwavelength Diffractive Optics, (J.N. Mait and D.W. Prather, eds.), SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Milestone Series, (invited), Vol. MS 166, pp. 583-594, 2001.
  • “Theory and Applications of Guided-mode Resonance Filters,” (with S.S. Wang), in Selected Papers on Subwavelength Diffractive Optics, (J.N. Mait and D.W. Prather, eds.), SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Milestone Series, (invited), Vol. MS 166, pp. 595-602, 2001.
  • “Diffractive Optical Components,” (with D. Shin), in Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, (invited), Academic Press, Third Edition, Vol. 4, pp. 421-440, 2002.

Current Sponsored Research:

  • R. Magnusson, “Dispersion Engineering Using Leaky-Mode Resonant Photonic Lattices, National Science Foundation, September 1, 2009–August 31, 2012. 
  • R. Magnusson, “Development of Nanophotonics Research Facilities,” State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund, September 1, 2008–August 31, 2013.
  • R. Magnusson, “Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics Endowment,”  Texas Instruments, September 1, 2008–August 31, 2013. 
  • R. Magnusson, “Nanophotonics Lab Infrastructure,” UT System Science & Technology Acquisition & Retention (STARS), September 1, 2008–August 31, 2010. 
  • R. Magnusson and A. Gokirmak, “Tunable Photonic Nanostructures Exhibiting Plasmonic and Leaky-Mode Resonances,” National Science Foundation, May 23, 2007–May 22, 2010.

Selected Conference Papers:

  • R. Magnusson, “Photonic resonance effects in nanopatterned films and their applications,” Ninth International Conference on Correlation Optics, September 20–24, 2009, Chernivtsi, Ukraine (invited). 
  • R. Magnusson, M. Shokooh-Saremi, D. Wawro, and K. Lee, “Leaky-mode resonance photonics: application to sensors, optical components, MEMS, and plasmonics,” Second International Conference From Nanoparticles & Nanomaterials to Nanodevices & Nanosystems, June 28–July 3, 2009, Rodos, Greece (invited). 
  • D. Wawro, S. Zimmerman, Y. Ding, R. Magnusson, E. Moss, and J. Michalik, “Development of a flow-cell system to quantify analyte-receptor binding kinetics utilizing guided-mode resonance sensors,” NSTI Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009, May 3–7, 2009, Houston, Texas. 
  • M. Shokooh-Saremi, R. Magnusson, T. J. Suleski, and E. G. Johnson, “Design of silicon-based leaky-mode resonant nanopatterned devices using inverse numerical methods, “NSTI Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009, May 3–7, 2009, Houston, Texas. 
  • K. Lee, J. Jin, B. Bae, and R. Magnusson, “Fabrication of guided-mode resonance devices by soft lithography in hybrimers,” NSTI Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009, May 3–7, 2009, Houston, Texas. 
  • D. Wawro, S. Gimlin, Y. Ding, S. Zimmerman, C. Kearney, K. Pawlowski, and R. Magnusson, “Guided-mode resonance sensors for rapid medical diagnostic testing applications,” SPIE Photonics West 2009, January 24–29, 2009, San Jose, California. 
  • R. Magnusson, “Design, fabrication, and application of leaky-mode resonant waveguide gratings,” Sixth Fraunhofer IISB Lithography Simulation Workshop, September 18–20, 2008, collocated with the 34th International Conference on Micro & Nano Engineering, Athens, Greece (invited). 
  • M. Shokooh-Saremi and R. Magnusson, “Design and analysis of resonant leaky-mode broadband reflectors,”  Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2008, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 2–6, 2008. 
  • R. Magnusson, “Properties of nanostructured resonant leaky-mode photonic devices,” CIMTEC: 2008: Third International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems, Symposium on Smart Optics, June 8–13, 2008, Sicily, Italy (invited).  Published in Advances of Science and Technology, vol. 55, pp. 101–107 (2008); online at http://www.scientific.net.

Recent Program Committees:

  • Member, SPIE Journal of Optical Engineering Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, October 2008–present.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, International Topical Meeting on Information Photonics 2008, Awaji, Hyogo, Japan, November 16–20, 2008.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing II, SPIE International Symposium of Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego, California, August 10–14, 2008.
  • Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Optics-photonics Design & Fabrication, ODF 2008, Taipei, Taiwan, June 9–11, 2008.
  • Session Chair, Smart Optics, 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems, Sicily, Italy, June 8–13, 2008.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, International Conferences Materials and Technologies, 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems, Symposium on Smart Optics, Sicily, Italy, June 8–13, 2008.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, Seventh Workshop on Information Optics, Annecy, France, June 1–5, 2008.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, Terahertz Physics Devices and Systems, SPIE’s Optics East, Boston, Massachusetts, September 9–12, 2007.
  • Session Chair, Novel Lasers and Sensors, IEEE LEOS 2007 Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, October 21–25, 2007.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, Sixth Euro-American Workshop on Information Optics, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 25–29, 2007.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Optics-photonics Design & Fabrication, ODF 2006, Nara, Japan, December 6–8, 2006.