Integrated Photonic Devices and Materials Group

Sheila Tandon was a member of Prof. Kolodziejski's research group from 2000 to 2005 earning a Ph.D. in 2005 and a Masters in Science in 2002 from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She conducted research in the development of a 2D photonic crystals for use in super prisms and super collimators as well as the development of large area saturable Bragg reflectors resulting in Ph.D. thesis titled "Engineering Using Large Area Photonic Crystal Devices" and a M.S.E.E. thesis titled "Design and Fabrication of a Superprism using 2D Photonic Crystals." The saturable Bragg reflectors were used in lasers to create ultra-short optical pulses on the order of 10s of femtoseconds. The super-collimator was used to guide light without a physically defined waveguide (dielectric or defect waveguide) but by using the dispersion properties of the photonic crystal itself. She received the 2004 "For Women in Science" Fellowship from L'Oreal. She is currently employed at GE Energy.

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