Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering; professor of physics
areas of expertise: femtosecond optics, quantum electronics, ultrafast optics and photonics, ultrashort pulse lasers, optical communications, nanophotonics, photonic integration, electrical engineering, physics
Erich Ippen is known for pioneering the field of femtosecond optics. He worked at Bell Laboratories for 12 years before joining the faculty of MIT, has received major awards for his work from IEEE, the OSA, the APS and the SPIE, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
His current research interests include femtosecond optical clock and arbitrary waveform technologies, ultrafast studies of materials and devices, nanophotonics, and ultrashort-pulse fiber devices.
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