Current Students/Research Associates

Kelly Dobson, Complex Optical Coding using Optical Scanning Hoography

Abhijeet Bidwai, Digital Holography

Hongbo Zhang, Digital Holography

Visiting Professors/Scholars

Wenjing (Helen) Zhou, Associate Professor,  Shanghai University, China (Sept. 2014 - present)

Aimin Yan, Associate Professor  Shanghai Normal University, China (Dec. 2014 - present)

Xin Yang, Visiting Scholar  Soochow University, China (Nov. 2014 - present)

Zhishan Gao, Professor  Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China (April, 2105 - present)


Yijie Pan, Visiting Scholar,  Beijing Institute of Technology, China (August 2012 - 2014)

Zhijuan Hu, Lecturer  Shanghai Normal University, China (Jan. 2104 -Jan. 2015)

Wei Jia, Associate Professor,  Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), China (August 2013- Jan. 2014)

Xianfeng Xu, Associate Professor,  College of Science, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China (August 2012- Sept. 2013)

Honggue Gao, Lecturer  Shanghai University, China (August 2011- Sept. 2012)

Yu-Chih Lin, Visiting Scholar,  Institute of Electro-Optical Science and Technology, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (1 month in 2012)

Ning Ruan, Visiting Scholar , Shanghai Univ., China (April 2010-August 2010)

Yukitaka Shinoda, Associate Professor,  Department of Electrical Engineering, Nihon University, Japan (April 2009-April 2010)

Chi Ruan, Associate Professor,  Xian Institute of Optics & Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (March 2010-present)

Jung-Ping Liu, Professor,  Department of Photonics, Feng Chia University, Taiwan (June 2009-August 2009)


Xing Zhou, Associate Professor,  Department of Opto-Electronics Science and Technology, Sichuan University, China (September 2009-Auguest 2010)

Sung-Wook Min, Assistant Professor,  Department of Information Display, Kyung Hee University, Korea (Dec., 2005 - August 2007)

Ik Sang Kim, Professor, Information & Communication Engineering Department, Paichai University, Korea (Feb., 2006 - June 2007)

Kyu Doh, Professor, School of Electronics, Telecommunication and Computer Engineering, Korea Aerospace University, Korea (March, 2006 - Dec., 2007)

Jiangang Xia, Associate Professor,   Xuzhou Normal University, China (April 1995-August1996), currently at Elcan Optical Technologies, Midland, Ont., Canada

Jinwoo Park, Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, Korea University, Korea (August 1999 - July 2000)

Dr. Vladimir Polejaev, Research Scientist, (May 2000 - 2003), currently at Prime Research, Blacksburg, VA


Masoud Motamedi (M.S., 1985), Director of System Engineering, Pactel Teletrac Corporation , CA

Thesis: An Optical/Digital Incoherent Image Processing System for Extended Depth of Field


John Horger (M.S.,1987), Electrical Engineer, Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics, Fort Belvoir, VA

Thesis: Multiple Plane Wave Analysis of Acousto-Optic Diffraction of Gaussian Light Beams


Jinwoo Park (Ph. D., 1987), Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, Korea University, Korea

Dissertation: Real-Time Edge Extraction with an Acousto-Optic Heterodyne Scanning System


Steve Cheung (M.S., 1988), Principal RF Engineer, Applied Radar Inc., RI.

Thesis: Studies on Hybrid Optical Bistable Devices using an Acousto-Optic Modulator


Angela Wallace (M.S., 1989)

Thesis: A Transfer Function Approach to Acousto-Optics


Nicco Bhabu (M.S., 1990), Displays Group, National Semiconductor, Bangalore, India

Thesis: Analysis of 3-D Field Distributions for Focused Unapodized/Apodized Annular Beams


Kannan Raj (M.S., 1990), Program Manager, Primarion, Arizona

Thesis: Investigations of 3-D Optical Transfer Functions


Brad Duncan (Ph.D., 1991), Professor, Center for Electro-Optics, University of Dayton

Dissertation: Investigation of real-time optical scanning holography


Brad Schilling (M.S., 1992; Ph.D., 1997), Electrical Engineer, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, US Army, Virginia

Thesis: Advances in real-time optical scanning holography

Dissertation: Three-Dimensional Fluorescence Microscopy by Optical Scanning Holography


Mark McNeill (Ph.D., 1996), Consultant, Booz|Allen|Hamilton, Arlington, Virginia

Dissertation: Three-dimensional strong acousto-optic interaction theory


Kyu Doh (Ph.D., 1996), Professor, Korea Aerospace University, Korea

Dissertation: Twin-image problems in optical scanning holography


Jeong-Han Kim (M.S., 1996), Research Engineer, LG Semicon, Korea

Thesis: Optical display of the Airy function and transient wave propagation in a dispersive medium


Taegeun Kim (M.S., 1997; Ph.D., 2000), Professor, Department of Optical Engineering, Sejong University, Korea

Thesis: Optical scanning holography for 3-D imaging of fluorescent objects in turbid media

Dissertation: Optical three-dimensional image matching using holographic information


Derrek Dunn (Ph.D., 1998), Professor and Chairman, Department of Electronics, Computer, and Information Technology, N.C. A&T State University

Dissertation: Real-time optical image processing by acousto-optic Bragg diffraction


Alex Kourakos (M.S., 1999), System Administrator, Biz Net Technologies

Thesis: Extended depth-of-focus in a laser scanning system employing a synthesized difference-of-Gaussians pupil


Dong-Ik Shin, (M.S., 2002), Optical Module Laboratory, Central R&D Institute, Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Korea

Thesis: Laser Scanning Imaging for Increased Depth-Of-Focus


Ying Qi, (M.S., 2002), U. of Toronto, Canada

Thesis: Novel Real-Time Joint-Transform Correlation Using Acousto-Optics


Turan Akin, (M.S., 2006), Senior Vice President, GCB Services L.L.C.

Thesis: Simulations on Horizontal-Parallax-Only Optical Scanning Holography

Huy Vo, (M.S., 2010), Thesis: High Resolution Optical Scanning holography