Jerry Moloney

Jerry Moloney

Professor of Optical Sciences
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Meinel 536
Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

Additional Affiliations

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Director of the Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences

Specific Research Interests

  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of photonics systems including semiconductor lasers, fiber lasers, photonic Bragg and photonic crystal fibers.
  • Fndamental theory of semiconductor lasers including microscopic physics.
  • Modeling high-power femtosecond atmospheric light strings.
  • Nonlinear theory of partial differential equations and chaos synchronization in extended complex spatiotemporal interacting systems systems.
  • Sophisticated algorithm development for large scale computational photonics systems simulations including adaptive mesh refinement and parallelization on distributed and shared memory supercomputer platforms.


  • Ph.D., University of Western Ontario (Canada), 1977
  • B.Sc., University College, Cork (Ireland), 1970