Dr. Sawyer D. Campbell
Assistant Research Professor at
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Area of Expertise:
Plasmonics , Electromagnetics , Optical design , Metamaterials , Gradient-index optics , Simulations
Profile Summary

Sawyer Campbell was born in Normal, IL. He received the B.S. degree in physics from Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, in 2008, the M.S. and PhD degrees in optical sciences from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He began his fascination in optical physics working under Profs. Rainer Grobe and Q. Charles Su in the Intense Laser Physics Theory Unit (ILP) at Illinois State University as an undergraduate researcher performing experimental studies of laser light scattering in turbid media. He then studied under Prof. Richard W. Ziolkowski at the University of Arizona performing computational studies of plasmonic and metamaterial structures in the visible, infrared, and microwave regimes culminating in the defense of his dissertation entitled "Studies of active and passive plasmonic core-shell nanoparticles and their applications". His research interests include plasmonics, metamaterials, transformation optics, gradient-index optics, and advanced optimization procedures. He is the author of more than a dozen papers and is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE, and IEEE.
Publications (6)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 19, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10719, Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2018
KEYWORDS: Metamaterials, Gradient-index optics, GRIN lenses, Optical design, Lenses, Refraction, Algorithm development, Optimization (mathematics), Tolerancing, Electromagnetism

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 17, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10719, Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2018
KEYWORDS: Optical design, Homogenization, Polarization, Dispersion, Photonics systems, Nonlinear optics, Optimization (mathematics), Linear algebra, Quantum computing

Proc. SPIE. 10345, Active Photonic Platforms IX
KEYWORDS: Vanadium, Metamaterials, Refractive index, Photonic metamaterials, Dielectrics, Magnetism, Camouflage, Active optics, Light-matter interactions

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 27, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9948, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XIX
KEYWORDS: Gradient-index optics, GRIN lenses, Monochromatic aberrations, Optical design, Wavefronts, Lens design, Ray tracing, Optimization (mathematics), Spherical lenses, Optics manufacturing

Proc. SPIE. 9822, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR
KEYWORDS: Gradient-index optics, GRIN lenses, Lenses, Wavefronts, Lens design, 3D modeling, Ray tracing, Objectives, Optimization (mathematics), Spherical lenses

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 3, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9579, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVIII
KEYWORDS: Gradient-index optics, GRIN lenses, Chromatic aberrations, Refractive index, Optical design, Lens design, Colorimetry, Objectives, Aspheric lenses, Optimization (mathematics)

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