Hyatt M. Gibbs

  • Faculty Affiliation: Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences
Mailing Address: 

College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094


Ph.D., University of California, 1965
B.S., North Carolina State University, 1960
A.A., Mars Hill College, 1958

Specific Research Interests: 

cavity QED of semiconductors using quantum dots in photonic crystal slab nanocavities; molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth of GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures on GaAs substrates and GaAlInAs/AlInAs heterostructures on InP substrates including quantum dots, quantum wells, planar microcavities (vertical cavity surface emitting lasers), samples for fabrication of photonic crystal slab nanocavities, and samples to provide gain for split ring resonator metamaterials; low-energy high-speed nonlinear optical switches; photonic crystal slab waveguides and interconnections; quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and femtosecond dynamics of quantum dots and wells

Books Authored

  • Nonlinear Photonics
    Hyatt M. Gibbs, Galina Khitrova and Nasser Peyghambarian
  • Optical Bistability: Controlling Light with Light
    Hyatt M. Gibbs

Books Edited

  • Optical Bistability II
    Charles M. Bowden, Hyatt M. Gibbs and Samuel L. McCall
  • Optical Bistability III
    Hyatt M. Gibbs, Paul Mandel, Nasser Peyghambarian and S. Desmond Smith