David R. Andersen

David R. Andersen
Professor (also in Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Education: 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1986
Office: 
132 IATL
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-2529
Lab: 
176 IATL
Lab Phone: 
(319) 335-1608
Research Interests: 
Nonlinear optics; quantum electronics; solid state; embedded systems.
Research: 
  • Parametric solitons, nonlinear optical crossbar switch, passive and adaptive nonlinear optical equalizer, 4-pi confocal nonlinear optical microscopy
  • Applications include long-haul telecommunications systems, embedded wireless communications
  • Professor with appointments in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in Physics and Astronomy
  • Facilities include 1100 sq. ft. lab, with a 100 femtosec Ti:Sapphire laser system and other sources for nonlinear optics
  • Students also interact with theoretical wireless group from Electrical Engineering, medical group from Optical Science and Technology Center