Dr. Menelaos K. Poutous
Assistant Professor at Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte
SPIE Involvement:
Senior status | Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor | Student Chapter Advisor
Area of Expertise:
Micro-optics Fabrication , Diffractive Optics , Spectroscopy , Nano-strucutred Optical Surfaces
Profile Summary

Menelaos K. Poutous is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Optical Science, at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC. Prior to this position he was a Principal Development Engineer with Digital Optics Corporation, Charlotte, NC; and before that he was a member of the teaching Faculty at Emory University, in Atlanta, GA. He received his Doctorate degree in Physics, from the School of Physics of the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996. His research interests are in novel chemical sensing techniques, artificial optical surfaces, diffractive micro- and nano-optical elements, photolithographic fabrication processes and, applications of diffractive elements in laser cavities and devices.
Publications (36)

SPIE Journal Paper | August 29, 2018
OE Vol. 57 Issue 08
KEYWORDS: Diffraction gratings, Diffraction, Binary data, Antireflective coatings, Nanolithography, Nanostructures, Reflection, Polarization, Nanostructuring, Silica

Proc. SPIE. 10629, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XIX
KEYWORDS: Long wavelength infrared, Infrared sensors, Mid-IR, Optical filters, FT-IR spectroscopy, Biosensing, Optical sensing, Sensors, Biomimetics, Explosives

SPIE Journal Paper | March 21, 2018
OE Vol. 57 Issue 03
KEYWORDS: Polarization, Refractive index, Transmittance, Antireflective coatings, Thin films, Reflection, Etching, Optical engineering, Scanning electron microscopy, Silica

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 22, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10528, Optical Components and Materials XV
KEYWORDS: Nanostructures, Diffraction, Silica, Polarization, Reflection, Etching, Reactive ion etching, Thin film coatings, Nanolithography, Diffraction gratings

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | November 13, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10447, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2017
KEYWORDS: Thin films, Antireflective coatings, Silica, Reflection, Laser induced damage, Interfaces, Reflectivity, Scanning electron microscopy, Laser damage threshold, Windows

Proc. SPIE. 10179, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials XV
KEYWORDS: Antireflective coatings, Silica, Glasses, Laser induced damage, Laser energy, Laser applications, Resistance, Optical coatings, Reflectivity, Laser damage threshold

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Conference Committee Involvement (3)
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics VII
3 February 2014 | San Francisco, California, United States
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics VI
5 February 2013 | San Francisco, California, United States
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics V
24 January 2012 | San Francisco, California, United States
Course Instructor
SC156: Basic Optics for Engineers
This course introduces each of the following basic areas of optics, from an engineering point of view: geometrical optics, image quality, flux transfer, sources, detectors, and lasers. Basic calculations and concepts are emphasized.
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