The primary focus of the Photonics Research Group, headed by Dr. Arash Mafi, is on the application of theoretical, computational,
and experimental methods for cutting-edge research in photonics, especially on nonlinear and quantum aspects of guided-wave optics.
Guided-wave optics, whether in the form of optical fibers, or as plasmonic and silicon nano-waveguides, is the fundamental platform
in device applications in photonics and will always remain at the frontiers of research in photonics. Our group has access to
advanced computational and experimental facilities at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee and benefits from several on-going collaborations with other academic institutions and industry.
Quantum and nonlinear behavior of optical waveguides.
Anderson localization: Wave propagation in random media.
Linear and nonlinear multimode interference devices.
Ryan Frazier wins the 1st place award for his research on the
"Generation and Detection of Entangled Photons" in the fourth College of Engineering and Applied Science
student research poster competition held on April 20, 2013.
Dr. Mafi is awarded an AFOSR research grant on nonlinear pulse propagation in
multimode optical fibers (2012).
Dr. Mafi is awarded a UWM RGI grant on gain-guiding optical fiber lasers and
Dr. Mafi is awarded a UWM RGI grant on the wavelength dependence of birefringence
in nonlinear optical fibers (2010).