Alexander L. Gaeta

David M. Rickey Professor, Joint with Applied Physics and Materials Science
Office: 906 CEPSR, Mail Code: 4701
Phone: +1 212-854-6564



Research Interests

Ultrafast nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, nonlinear propagation in fibers and bulk media, photonic crystal fibers, coherent interactions of laser light with matter, the generation of non-classical light fields, stimulated scattering processes.


B. S. (1983), M. S. (1985), and Ph. D (1991). in Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America
  • College of Engineering Teaching Award, 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2007
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, 1995
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1993

Selected Publications

Saha, K., Y. Okawachi, B. Shim, J. S. Levy, R. Salem, A. R. Johnson, M. A. Foster, M. R. E. Lamont, M. Lipson, Alexander L. Gaeta. 2013. "Modelocking and femtosecond pulse generation in chip-based frequency combs." Optics Express 21 (1): 1335-1343.

Shim, B., S. E. Scharauth, Alexander L. Gaeta, M. Klein, G. Fibich. 2012. "Loss of phase of collapsing beams." Physical Review Letters 108 (4): 043902.

Fridman, M., A. Farsi, Y. Okawachi, Alexander L. Gaeta. 2012. "Demonstration of Temporal Cloaking." Nature 481 (7379): 62-65.

Foster, M. A., R. Salem, D. F. Geraghty, A. C. Turner-Foster, M. Lipson, Alexander L. Gaeta. 2008. "Silicon-chip-based ultrafast optical oscilloscope." Nature 456 (7218): 81-U2.

Okawachi, Yoshitomo , R. Salem, Adrea R. Johnson, Kasturi Saha, Jacob S. Levy, Michal Lipson, Alexander L. Gaeta. 2012. "Asynchronous single-shot characterization of high-repetition-rate ultrafast waveforms using a time-lens-based temporal magnifier." Optics Letters 37 (23): 4892-4894.

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