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 (45)

Proceedings Article | 26 February 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11290, High Contrast Metastructures IX
KEYWORDS: Reflectors, Modulation, Waveguides, Polarization, Reflection, Particles, Silicon, Reflectivity, Polarizers, Mie scattering

Proceedings Article | 26 February 2020 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11284, Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXII
KEYWORDS: Long wavelength infrared, Optical filters, FT-IR spectroscopy, Waveguides, Germanium, Quantum cascade lasers, Collimation, Dielectric filters, Tunable filters

Proceedings Article | 2 May 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11020, Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XVI
KEYWORDS: Nanostructures, Refractive index, Proteins, Biosensing, Sensors, Medical diagnostics, Biosensors, Nanoimprint lithography, Analytical research, Sensor technology

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10921, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXIII
KEYWORDS: Metamaterials, Reflectors, Diffraction, Modulation, Waveguides, Polarization, Dielectrics, Waveguide modes, Diffraction gratings, Bandpass filters

Proceedings Article | 27 February 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10914, Optical Components and Materials XVI
KEYWORDS: Metamaterials, Refractive index, Nanoparticles, Polymers, Ultraviolet radiation, Silicon, Scanning electron microscopy, Nanoimprint lithography, Nanocomposites

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Conference Committee Involvement (33)
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, Thin Films, and Devices XVIII
1 August 2021 | San Diego, California, United States
Biomedical Imaging and Sensing Conference
20 April 2021 | Chiba, Japan
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, Thin Films, and Devices XVII
24 August 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Biomedical Imaging and Sensing Conference
22 April 2020 | Yokohama, Japan
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, Thin Films, and Devices XVI
11 August 2019 | 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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