Prof. Robert Magnusson
Professor at Univ of Texas at Arlington
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
wave propagation in periodic structures , nanophotonics , optical bio- and chemical sensors , nanolithography , nanoplasmonics , periodic nanostructures
Profile Summary

Robert Magnusson is the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received the Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

After working in industry for 5 years, he joined the faculty at UT-Arlington. He was Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UT-Arlington during 1998-2001 and Professor and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut 2001-2006 and Professor there 2006-2008.

He directs the UT-Arlington Nanophotonics Device Group. Current theoretical and experimental research addresses periodic nanostructures, nanolithography, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, nanoplasmonics, and optical bio- and chemical sensors.

He is the Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Resonant Sensors Incorporated, a company that provides next-generation optical sensor systems for pharmaceutical and biotech customers.

He has published some 420 journal and conference papers and has nearly 30 issued and pending patents. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society and SPIE, a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Publications (53)

Proceedings Article | 7 June 2024 Presentation + Paper
Robert Magnusson, Yeong Ko, Kyu Lee, Fairooz Simlan, Pawarat Bootpakdeetam, Renjie Chen, Debra Wawro Weidanz, Susanne Gimlin, Soroush Ghaffari
Proceedings Volume 13048, 1304804 (2024)
KEYWORDS: Metamaterials, Polarizers, Reflectors, Biosensors, Sensors, Tunable filters, Reflection, Optical filters, Long wavelength infrared, Design, Dielectric polarization

Proceedings Article | 17 March 2023 Presentation + Paper
Robert Magnusson, Nasrin Razmjooei, Hafez Hemmati, Yeong Hwan Ko
Proceedings Volume 12425, 1242505 (2023)
KEYWORDS: Waveguides, Waveguide modes, Refractive index, Particles, Physics, Diffraction gratings, Reflectivity, Diffraction, Fabrication, Dispersion

Proceedings Article | 5 March 2022 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12010, 1201002 (2022)
KEYWORDS: Particles, Optical spheres, Mie scattering, Reflection, Scattering, Refractive index, Magnetism, Silicon, Reflectivity, Polarization

Proceedings Article | 5 March 2022 Poster + Presentation + Paper
N. Gupta, R. Magnusson, K. Lee, Y. Ko, J. Song
Proceedings Volume 12004, 120040P (2022)
KEYWORDS: Optical filters, Polarization, Germanium, Long wavelength infrared, Dielectric polarization, Transmittance, Quantum cascade lasers, Reactive ion etching, Infrared radiation, Dielectrics

Proceedings Article | 12 April 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11723, 117230B (2021)

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Conference Committee Involvement (38)
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, Thin Films, and Devices XXI
20 August 2024 | San Diego, California, United States
Biomedical Imaging and Sensing Conference
22 April 2024 | Yokohama, Japan
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, Thin Films, and Devices XX
20 August 2023 | San Diego, California, United States
Biomedical Imaging and Sensing Conference
17 April 2023 | Yokohama, Japan
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, Thin Films, and Devices XIX
21 August 2022 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC019: Sub-Wavelength Diffractive Optics: Principles and Applications
This course addresses analysis, applications, and fabrication technology of diffractive elements with subwavelength feature sizes. The principal methods of modeling light propagation in periodic layers are introduced. Patterning methods such as interference lithography and electron-beam lithography are presented along with main processing techniques. Numerous applications realized with subwavelength diffractive elements are presented. These include antireflection surfaces, diffractive lenses, optical interconnects, photonic crystals, polarization components, memory readout concepts, as well as optical filters, lasers, and biosensors based on resonant waveguide gratings. Examples of actual fabricated devices and their measured characteristics are emphasized throughout the course. A software package useful for design of one- or two-layer periodic elements will be provided to the attendees.
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