Mani Hossein-Zadeh

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Associate Professor


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Ph.D., Univ. of Southern California, 2005


RF Photonics
Ultra high-Q optical microresonators and bio/chemical photonic sensors.


Degrees: PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, 2004 MS, Electrical Engineering, USC, 2001 MS, Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 1997 BS, Applied Physics, Sharif University of Technology, 1995 Mani Hossein-Zadeh previously held a postdoctoral appointment with the Applied Physics department at the California Institute of Technology, where he worked on fluidic optical resonators, optomechanical oscillators, free microtoroid optical resonators and optomechanical interaction in ultra-high-Q (UH-Q) optical microresonators. His work on free microtoroids has demonstrated the possibility of employing UH-Q optical microtoroid resonators in different photonic platforms. He has characterized different aspects of the first optomechanical RF oscillator and demonstrated its application in RF-photonics. During his PhD studies at the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC he made major contributions in developing the first high-Q electro-optic microdisk modulator and designed and demonstrated the first photonic RF receiver based on this device. Dr. Hossein-Zadeh received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Center for Physics of Information at Caltech. His work on photonic microdisk RF receivers and UH-Q microtoroid resonators has been funded by the Army Research Office (DARPA), NASA, Hughes Research Laboratories and NSF. His interests include photonic/microwave-photonic devices and their application in communication, signal processing, biophysics and fundamental physics. Specifically he is interested in exploring the physics and applications of high-Q optical Whispering-Gallery microresonators.