Fellow to the Optical Society of America
Clifford Pollock, Ilda and Charles Lee Professor of Engineering in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has been recognized for "significant and seminal contributions to the development of novel tunable and ultrafast laser sources and for continuous dedication as an educator to outstanding teaching" by the Optical Society of America, the world's premiere scientific society for lasers and optics. He will be honored at the annual Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics next spring.
Pollock's research has focused on developing tunable IR lasers for optical communication, remote sensing, and spectroscopy. He is currently exploring new lasers based on ZnSe hosts, and on improving the size, weight, and power efficiency of existing IR solid state lasers for remote applications using novel diode pumping schemes.