**Robert
T. Deck (Nonlinear Optics)**

** Emeritus
Professor of Physics **

** Ph.D., 1961, **

The communications superhighway in the

More broadly, the field covers the entire range of phenomena in which signals are carried by light waves rather than electrical currents. Central to the success of optical communications is the ability to develop suitably miniaturized light switching devices that can rapidly transfer light waves between channels. Dr. Deck, in collaboration with

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Dr. Bagley and their graduate students at the

Work on these projects is continuing.

In
addition Dr. Deck continues his theoretical work related to the foundations of
quantum theory.

**More
Recent PhD Students**:

Chula Mapalagama, 1992

("Theory of Pulsed Laser Operated Nonlinear Directional Coupler")

Present Position:

Associate Professor of
Physics,

Xiangshan Li, 1995 (

"Optical Integrated Circuit Theory and Design")

Present Position: Optical Systems Designer, Austin TX.

Andrei Piryatinskii, 1997

("Nonlinear Absorption
and Luminescence in Organic Molecular

Present Position: Research
Scientist, Los Alamos Laboratory,

("Propagation and Switching of Light in Rectangular Waveguiding Structure")

Present Position: Chair of

Mirko Mirkov, 1998 (Thesis Co-directed with B.G. Bagley)

("Design and Analysis of Optical Waveguide Elements in Planar Geometry")

Present Position: Senior
Scientist, Cynosure, Inc.,

Yuri Sikororski, 2000 (Thesis Co-directed with B.G. Bagley)

Present Position: Associate
Professor of Applied Physics,

Igor Anisimov, 2003 (Thesis Co-directed with B.G. Bagley)

("Photonic Integrated Circuits: Trimming, Tuning and Characterization")

Present Position: Physicist, Anteon Corporation, Wright-Patterson Air Force

Base,

Richard Andaloro, 2003 (Thesis Co-directed with H. J. Simon)

("Refractometry Using Beam Profile Reshaping with Surface Waves and

Application to Bioassay")

Present Position: Assistant
Professor of Physics,

("Analysis and Design of Planar Waveguide Elements for Use in Filters and

Sensors")

Present Position:
Senior Systems Engineer, Link-Quest Inc.

**Selected Publications:**

ÒModified theory of three-channel
Kerr-type nonlinear directional couplerÓ Mapalagama, C., and Deck, R.T. J. Opt.
Soc. Am. B **9**: 2258-2264, 1992.

ÒImproved
theory of nonlinear directional couplerÓ, Deck, R.T., Mapalagama, C.

Internat.
Jour. of Nonlinear Optical Phys**. 2**:43-77,
1993.

"A Simple Diffractive Theory of
Enhanced Backscattering,"

R. T.
Deck and H. J. Simon, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B **10**,
1000-1005 (1993).

"Temporal Pulse Reshaping with
Surface Waves,"

R. V. Andaloro, H. J. Simon, and R. T.
Deck, Applied Optics **33**, 6340
(1994).

"Can an Observable with Discrete
Eigenvalues be Conjugate to a Continuun Observable,"

R. T.
Deck and **7**, 419-436 (1994).

"Light
Polarizer Based on Antiresonant Reflecting Layers in a Directional
Coupler," X. Li and R.T. Deck, Appl. Phys. Lett. **66**, 130 (1995).

"Evaluation of the Eigenvalues of
Multiple Quantum-Well Potentials,"

R.T. Deck and X. Li, Am. J. Phys. **63**, 920 (1995).

"Two-photon Photoluminescence from
Organic Donor-Acceptor Crystals with Intermolecular Charge Transfer," R.T.
Deck, A. Yu. Piraytinskii, Yu. P. Piraytinskii, and E.S. Repetski, Tec. Phys.
Lett. **22**, 19-20
(1996).

L.J. Curtis, R.T. Deck and D.G., Ellis,
Physics Letters A, (1997).

"

A. Piryantinskii
and R.T. Deck. Chem. Phys. Lett. **269**,
150-160 (1997).

"Derivation of Dimensional and
Material Requirements for Propagation/Processing of Temporal Optical Solitons
in Planar Geometry Channel Waveguides,"

A. Sala,
M.G. Mirkov, B.G. Bagley and R.T. Deck,

Appl.
Opt. **39**, 7846-7852 (1997).

"Nonlinear
Luminescence from a System of Interacting Frenkel Excitons," A.
Piryatinskii, R.T. Deck and A.M. Yarenko, Phys. Rev. A **57**, 3867-3878 (1998).

"Determination of Bending Losses
in Rectangular Waveguides,"

R.T. Deck, M.G. Mirkov, and B.G.
Bagley,

Journal
of Lightwave Technology **16**,
1703-1714 (1998).

"Chromatic Dispersion in
Rectangular Geometry Waveguides,"

A.L. Sala, M.G. Mirkov, R.T. Deck and
B.G. Bagley,

Journal
of Optical Engineering **38**, 175-180
(1999).

"Temporal Soliton Switching in a
Rectangular Nonlinear Direction Coupler,"

A.L. Sala, B.G. Bagley and R.T. Deck,
Applied Optics **38**, 5133-5142,
(1999).

"Analysis of Crosstalk Between Single Mode Rectangular Optical Waveguides,"
Yuri Sikorski, R.T. Deck, A. Sala, and B.G. Bagley,

Optical
Engineering **39**, 2015-2020 (2000).

"Use of Depressed Index Cladding
Layers to Tailor the chromatic Dispersion and Birefringence of Planar Geometry
Waveguides," Anca L. Sala, R.T. Deck and B.G. Bagley, IEEE Photonics
Technology Letters, **12**, 305-307,
(2000).

"The Connection between
Spin-Statistics,"

R.T. Deck and J. Walker, Physica
Scripta **63**, 7-14 (2001).

"Design of Multichannel Optical
Splitter Without Bends,"

M.G. Mirkov, B.G. Bagley and R.T. Deck,

Fiber
and Integrated Optics **20**, 241-255
(2001).

"Loss in a Rectangular Optical
Waveguide Induced by a Crossing Waveguide," R.T. Deck, A. Sala, Yuri
Sikorski, and B.G. Bagley,

Optics
& Laser Technology **34**, 351-356
(2002).

"Design of single wavelength or polarization
filter/combinerÓ,

G. Chen, Anca Sala, Y. Sikorski, R.T.
Deck and B.G. Bagley,

Fiber
and Integrated Optics **24**, 1-23
(2005).

ÒNuclear
size corrections to the energy levels of single-electron and muon atomsÓ, R.T.
Deck and J. G. Amar, J. Phys. B **38**,
2173-2186 (2005).

ÒOptical
interference pattern resulting from excitation of surface mode with diverging
beamÓ,

R.
Andaloro, R.T. Deck and H.J. Simon,

J.
Opt. Soc. Am. B **22**, 1512-1518
(2005).

"Comment on 'Why the Sum is so Large'Ó,

R.T. Deck, American Journal of Physics **74**, 938, (2006).

"All-Optical Combiner/Splitter and Gating Devices based on Straight Waveguides" M. Wescott, G. Chen. Y. Zhand, B.G. Bagley and R.T. Deck, to appear in Applied Optics (2007).