Arthur L. Smirl

Arthur L. Smirl
Professor
Education: 
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1975
Office: 
138 IATL
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-3460
Research Interests: 
Optical properties of semiconductors; ultrafast photonics; nonlinear optics; laser physics.
Research: 
  • Optical techniques used to study scattering and to control carrier transport with femtosecond temporal resolution and nanometer spatial resolution
  • Research has potential applications in electronics, optoelectronics, terahertz wave generation, data storage, optical switching and quantum computation
  • Five laboratories (5,000 sq. ft.) including femtosecond lasers
  • Students gain experience in quantum mechanics, solid-state physics and optics