Amnon Yariv

Martin and Eileen Summerfield Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1954; M.S., 1956; Ph.D., 1958. Associate Professor, Caltech, 1964-66; Professor, 1966-74; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, 1974-79; Myers Professor, 1979-96; Summerfield Professor, 1996-.

Email: ayarivSymbolatcaltech.edu

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Research Overview

Professor Amnon Yariv's research focuses on the theoretical and technological underpinning of optical communication. Present projects include: new types of semiconductor lasers, optical phase-lock systems and coherent photonics, hybrid Si/III-V devices for lasers, detectors and modulation, "Slow" light propagation in artificial periodic dielectric waveguides.

List of Research Areas

theoretical and technological underpinning of optical communication

Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science