Mahmoud Fallahi

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
  • Research Specialty: Photonics
Professor of Optical Sciences
Email Address: 
fallahi@optics.arizona.edu
Office Location: 
Meinel 640
Mailing Address: 

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

Phone Number: 
520-621-8260
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Toulouse University (France), 1988
  • M.S., Toulouse University (France), 1986
  • B.S., Dijon University (France), 1984
Employment: 
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2006-present
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center/College of Optical Sciences, 2000-2006
  • Director of Active Product: Nortel Networks-Coretek, 2000-2001
  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1995-2000
  • Associate Research Officer: National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Microstructural Sciences, 1995
  • Assistant Research Officer: National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Microstructural Sciences, 1992-1995
  • Research Associate: National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Microstructural Sciences, 1989-1995
  • Adjunct Professor: Montreal Polytechnic (Canada), 1994-1996
  • Research Assistant: Bendix Electronics, Summer of 1988
  • Graduate Researcher: Toulouse University (France), 1984-1988
Professional Affiliations and Activities: 
  • IEEE: Member
  • IEEE Photonics Society: Annual Meeting, Integrated Optics, Optoelectronics and Interconnects Subcommittee, Chair, 2010
  • IEEE Photonics Society: Annual Meeting, Program Committee, Member, 2008-2009
  • International Journal of Optics: Editorial Board, Member
  • The Optical Society (OSA): Member
  • SPIE: Optical Engineering Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, Conference on WDM Components, Committee Member, 1996-2002
  • SPIE: Photonics East, Conference on Electro-optic, Integrated Optic and Electronic Technologies for Chemical and Identification, Chair, 1998
  • SPIE: Photonics West, Conference on Heterogeneous Integration, Critical Review, Chair, 1998
  • SPIE: Photonics West, Fabrication, Testing and Reliability of Semiconductor Lasers Session, Co-Chair, 1996-1999
  • SPIE: Photonics West, High-Power Fiber and Semiconductor Lasers Session, Chair, 2003
Courses: 
OPTI 240
OPTI 370
OPTI 578
OPTI 626
OPTI 677
Specific Research Interests: 
  • High-power semiconductor lasers.
  • Narrow line-width tunable sources.
  • Fabry-Perot tunable filters and switches.
  • DFB/DBR lasers.
  • Grating-assisted integrated optics.
  • Photonic integrated circuits.
  • Optical communication wavelength filters.
  • Solgel and polymer integration.
  • WDM components.
  • Sensors.
  • Micro-nanofabrication and nanostructures.
Research Summary: 

Research interests include high-power semiconductor lasers, VECSELs, tunable lasers, micro/nanofabrication of photonic integrated circuits, hybrid organic-inorganic heterogeneous integration and Si-based WDM components. The group’s high-power laser and photonics characterization facility provides full capability for device testing. It includes various instruments for CW, pulse and high-speed characterization. The devices are fabricated in the cleanroom facility at the College of Optical Sciences. The facility houses the key instruments for micro/nanofabrication including electron beam lithography, ECR-RIE, DUV photolithography, etc.

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