Hyatt M. Gibbs

Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences
Hyatt Gibbs Memoriam

Specific Research Interests: 

  • Cavity QED of semiconductors using quantum dots in photonic crystal slab nanocavities.
  • Molecular beam epitaxy growth of gallium-arsenide/aluminium-gallium-arsenide heterostructures on gallium-arsenide substrates and GaAlInAs/AlInAs heterostructures on indium phosphide 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.


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