Grover Swartzlander

Associate Professor of Imaging Science

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Contact Information

OfficeCAR 3116
Phone(585) 475-4247
Fax(585) 475-5988
Emailgaspci@rit.edu

Mailing Address

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Sciences
54 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY  14623


EDUCATION:
Ph.D.  The Johns Hopkins University
MSEE  Purdue University
BS  Drexel University 

Research Interests

Prof. Swartzlander is currently exploring experimental and theoretical topics in the field of physical optics (imaging, flying by light, optical vortices).  These include sub-resolution imaging, high contrast imaging, vortex phenomena, solar sailing, and radiation pressure forces and torques.  He has conducted pioneering research on the optical vortex coronagraph, optical vortices, solitons, coherence theory, optical tweezers, and optical lift.  He joined RIT in 2008 after appointments at the University of Arizona, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the US Naval Research Lab. 

•  Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Optical Society of America B (2013 - Present)
•  Optical Society of America Fellow (2003)
•  NASA NIAC Fellow (2011, 2012)
•  Cottrell Scholar (1996)
•  NSF Young Investigator (1994)
 
Spotlights:
• NPR "All things considered": http://www.npr.org/2014/12/23/372468028/could-glitter-help-solve-nasas-giant-telescope-problem
• Jet Propulsion Lab "Glitter Cloud May Serve as Space Mirror,"  www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4553
• You Tube "Light Matters":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj5hDsgS7oo
• Smart Dust RIT Press Release: http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51127
• Optical Lift RIT Press Release:  http://www.rit.edu/news/athenaeum_story.php?id=48123
• Quirks&Quarks Interview:  http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/media/2010-2011/qq-2010-12-11_05.mp3


Selected Publications

Total Citations:  4,106 Google Scholar;   2,982 ISI Web of Science

h-index:  29  (Google Scholar);  24 (ISI Web of Science)  (as of March 2015)

For a complete list of papers conference proceedings, etc., see Google Scholar 

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DOZEN HIGHEST CITED PAPERS (as of April 2015)

Optical vortex trapping of particles (532 citations)

Optical vortex solitons observed in Kerr nonlinear media (443 citations)

Propagation dynamics of optical vortices (277 citations)

Spatial dark-soliton stripes and grids in self-defocusing materials (247 citations)

Optical vortex coronagraph (232 citations)

Simultaneous trapping of low-index and high-index microparticles observed with an optical-vortex trap (184 citations)

Spatial correlation singularity of a vortex field (154 citations)

Peering into darkness with a vortex spatial filter (152 citations)

Holographic formation of optical-vortex filaments (148 citations)

Trapping of low-index microparticles in an optical vortex (119 citations)

Experimental observation of fluidlike motion of optical vortices (110 citations)

Composite optical vortices (101 citations)

 

*** REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS (not including conference proceedings) ***

 

62.  Nodal areas in coherent beams

OPTICA Volume 2 (2), pp. 147-150 (2015)

GJ Ruane, GA Swartzlander, S Slussarenko, L Marrucci, MR Dennis


61.  Reducing the risk of laser damage in a focal plane array using linear pupil-plane phase elements,

Applied Optics Volume 54 (2), pp. 210-218 (2015)

GJ Ruane, AT Watnik, GA Swartzlander


60.  Nonlinear response and stability of a 2D rolling semi-cylinder during optical lift,

Nonlinear Dynamics, 1-15, DOI 10.1007/s11071-015-2011-7 (March 2015)
DG Schuster Jr, MW Gomes, AB Artusio-Glimpse, GA Swartzlander Jr
 
59.  Rocking motion of an optical wing: theory,
Applied Optics Volume 53 (31), pp. I1-I9 (2014)
AB Artusio-Glimpse, DG Schuster, MW Gomes, GA Swartzlander

58. Vortex-phase filtering technique for extracting spatial information from unresolved sources,
Applied Optics Volume 53 (20), pp. 4503-4508 (2014)
GJ Ruane, P Kanburapa, J Han, GA Swartzlander
 
57.  An Overview of Solar Sail Propulsion within NASA
Advances in Solar Sailing, pp. 15-23 (2014)
L Johnson, GA Swartzlander, A Artusio-Glimpse

56. Thrust Efficiency on an Idealized Deformable Sail,
Advances in Solar Sailing, pp. 457-467 (2014)
AB Artusio-Glimpse, GA Swartzlander

55. Refractive optical wing oscillators with one reflective surface
Optics Letters Volume 38 (6), pp. 935-937 (2013)
AB Artusio-Glimpse, TJ Peterson, GA Swartzlander

54. Optical vortex coronagraphy with an elliptical aperture,
Applied Optics Volume 52 (2), pp. 171-176 (2013)
GJ Ruane, GA Swartzlander

53. Optical lift from dielectric semicylinders,
Optics Letters Volume 37 (19), pp. 4038-4040 (2012)
SH Simpson, S Hanna, TJ Peterson, GA Swartzlander

52. Sub-Rayleigh optical vortex coronagraphy,
Optics Express Volume 20 (3), pp. 2445-2451 (2012)
E Mari, F Tamburini, GA Swartzlander, A Bianchini, C Barbieri, F Romanato, Bo Thidé
 
51. Obtaining spatial information from an extremely unresolved source,
Optics Letters Volume 36 (24), pp. 4731-4733 (2011)
GA Swartzlander

50. Stable optical lift
Nature Photonics Volume 5 (1), pp. 48-51 (2011)
GA Swartzlander Jr, TJ Peterson, AB Artusio-Glimpse, AD Raisanen

49. The optical vortex coronagraph
Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics Volume 11 (9), 094022 (2009)
GA Swartzlander Jr

48. Optical vortex vectographs
Optics Letters Volume 34 (8), pp. 1216-1218 (2009)
GA Swartzlander Jr, A Marathay, JM Harwell, J Gordon, J Figueiredo

47. Complete transverse representation of a correlation singularity of a partially coherent field
J. Optical Sociiety of America B Volume 25 (9), pp. 1422-1429 (2008)
G Gbur, GA Swartzlander Jr

46. A high-Strehl low-resolution optical imager (BESSEL): Detection of a 0.7λ/D separation binary from the ground
New Astronomy Volume 13 (5), pp. 359-369 (2008)
Mary Anne Peters, Laird M Close, Matt Rademacher, Tom Stalcup, Grover A Swartzlander, Erin Ford, Rukiah S Abdul-Malik

45. Astronomical demonstration of an optical vortex coronagraph
Optics Express Volume 16 (14), pp. 10200-10207 (2008)
Grover A Swartzlander, Erin L Ford, Rukiah S Abdul-Malik, Laird M Close, Mary Anne Peters, David M Palacios, Daniel W Wilson

44. Quadrefringence of optical vortices in a uniaxial crystal
J. Optical Society of America A Volume 25 (7), pp, 1634-1641 (2008)
T Fadeyeva, A Rubass, Y Egorov, A Volyar, G Swartzlander Jr

43. Propagation of spatial correlation vortices
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 25 (6), pp. 915-922 (2008)
ID Maleev, GA Swartzlander Jr

42. Indistinguishability limit for off-axis vortex beams in uniaxial crystals
Optics Letters Volume 32 (21), pp. 3116-3118 (2007)
T Fadeyeva, Y Egorov, A Rubass, GA Swartzlander Jr, A Volyar

41. Optical Rankine vortex and anomalous circulation of light
Physical Review Letters Volume 99 (16), 163901 (2007)
GA Swartzlander Jr, RI Hernandez-Aranda

40. Experimental verification of an optical vortex coronagraph
Physical Review Letters Volume 97 (5), 053901 (2006)
JH Lee, G Foo, EG Johnson, GA Swartzlander Jr

39. Achromatic optical vortex lens
Optics Letters Volume 31 (13), pp. 2042-2044 (2006)
GA Swartzlander Jr

38. Optical vortex coronagraph
Optics Letters Volume 30 (24), pp. 3308-3310 (2005)
G Foo, DM Palacios, GA Swartzlander Jr

37. Broadband nulling of a vortex phase mask
Optics letters 30 (21), 2876-2878 (2005)
GA Swartzlander Jr

36. Spatial coherence singularities and incoherent vortex solitons
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 22 (7), pp. 1437-1442 (2005)
K Motzek, YS Kivshar, MF Shih, GA Swartzlander Jr

35. Spatial correlation vortices in partially coherent light: theory
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 21 (11), pp. 1895-1900 (2004)
ID Maleev, DM Palacios, AS Marathay, GA Swartzlander Jr

34. Temporal correlation vortices and topological dispersion
Physical Review Letters Volume 93 (9), 093901 (2004)
GA Swartzlander Jr, J Schmit

33. Spatial correlation singularity of a vortex field
Physical review letters 92 (14), 143905 (2004)
DM Palacios, ID Maleev, AS Marathay, GA Swartzlander Jr

32. Spatial correlation vortices in partially coherent light: theory
J. Optical Society of America B, Volume 21 (11), pp. 1895-1900 (2004)
DM Palacios, GA Swartzlander, ID Maleev, AS Marathay

31. Composite optical vortices
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 20 (6), pp. 1169-1176 (2003)
ID Maleev, GA Swartzlander Jr

30. Nonlinear cusp diffraction catastrophe and vortex quadrupoles from a smooth initial beam
Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials Volume 11 (04), pp. 351-365 (2002)
AM Deykoon, MS Soskin, GA Swartzlander Jr

29. Observed scattering into a dark optical vortex core
Physical review letters 88 (10), 103902 (2002)
D Palacios, D Rozas, GA Swartzlander Jr

28. Pinched optical-vortex soliton
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 18 (6), pp. 804-810 (2001)
AM Deykoon, GA Swartzlander Jr

27. Peering into darkness with a vortex spatial filter
Optics Letters Volume 26 (8), pp. 497-499 (2001)
GA Swartzlander Jr

26. Changes in Hechtian strands in cold-hardened cells measured by optical microsurgery
Plant Physiology Volume 122 (4), pp. 1365-1378 (2000)
CS Buer, PJ Weathers, GA Swartzlander

25. Observed rotational enhancement of nonlinear optical vortices
Optics Letters Volume 25 (2), pp. 126-128 (2000)
D Rozas, GA Swartzlander Jr

24. Waveguiding properties of optical vortex solitons
Optics Letters Volume 25 (1), pp. 55-57 (2000)
CT Law, X Zhang, GA Swartzlander

23. Nonlinear optical catastrophe from a smooth initial beam
Optics Letters Volume 24 (17), pp. 1224-1226 (1999)
AM Deykoon, MS Soskin, GA Swartzlander Jr

22. Simultaneous trapping of low-index and high-index microparticles observed with an optical-vortex trap
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 16 (4), pp. 533-537 (1999)
KT Gahagan, GA Swartzlander Jr

21. Insertion of microscopic objects through plant cell walls using laser microsurgery
Biotechnology and Bioengineering Volume 60 (3), pp. 348-355 (1998)
CS Buer, KT Gahagan, GA Swartzlander, PJ Weathers

20. Differences in optical trapping prompt investigations of Agrobacterium surface characteristics
Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Volume 21 (4-5), pp. 233-236 (1998)
CS Buer, KT Gahagan, GA Swartzlander Jr, PJ Weathers

19. Holographic formation of optical-vortex filaments
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 15 (8), pp. 2226-2234 (1998)
ZS Sacks, D Rozas, GA Swartzlander Jr

18. Trapping of low-index microparticles in an optical vortex
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 15 (2), pp. 524-534 (1998)
KT Gahagan, GA Swartzlander

17. Experimental observation of fluidlike motion of optical vortices
Physical Review Letters Volume 79 (18), pp. 3399-3402 (1997)
D Rozas, ZS Sacks, GA Swartzlander Jr

16. Propagation dynamics of optical vortices
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 14 (11), pp. 3054-3065 (1997)
D Rozas, CT Law, GA Swartzlander Jr

15. Optical vortex trapping of particles
Optics Letters Volume 21 (11), pp. 827-829 (1996)
KT Gahagan, GA Swartzlander

14. Optical transistor effect using an optical vortex soliton
Laser Physics Volume 5, pp. 704-709 (1995)
GA Swartzlander Jr, DL Drugan, N Hallak, MO Freeman, CT Law

13. Asymptotic behavior of the self-defocusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation for piecewise constant initial conditions
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 12 (4), pp. 698-703 (1995)
PB Lundquist, DR Andersen, GA Swartzlander Jr

12. Polarized optical vortex solitons: instabilities and dynamics in Kerr nonlinear media
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals Volume 4 (8), pp. 1759-1766 (1994)
CT Law, GA Swartzlander

11. Self-bending of light: comment
Optics Letters Volume 19 (1), p. 71 (1994)
AE Kaplan, GA Swartzlander

10. Characteristics of a low f-number broadband visible thermal optical limiter
International Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics Volume 2 (04), pp. 577-611 (1993)
GA Swartzlander Jr, BL Justus, AL Huston, AJ Campillo, CT Law

9. Optical vortex solitons and the stability of dark soliton stripes
Optics Letters Volume 18 (8), pp. 586-588 (1993)
CT Law, GA Swartzlander

8. Optical vortex solitons observed in Kerr nonlinear media
Physical Review Letters Volume 69 (17), pp. 2503-2506 (1992)
GA Swartzlander Jr, CT Law

7. Dark-soliton prototype devices: analysis by using direct-scattering theory
Optics Letters Volume 17 (7), pp. 493-495 (1992)
GA Swartzlander

6. Spatial dark-soliton stripes and grids in self-defocusing materials
Physical Review Letters Volume 66 (12), pp. 1583 (1991)
GA Swartzlander Jr, DR Andersen, JJ Regan, H Yin, AE Kaplan

5. Spectral measurement of the nonlinear refractive index in ZnSe using self-bending of a pulsed laser beam
Optics Letters Volume 15 (24), pp. 1431-1433 (1990)
YJ Ding, CL Guo, GA Swartzlander, JB Khurgin, AE Kaplan

4. Direct measurement of the transverse velocity of dark spatial solitons
Optics Letters Volume 15 (14), pp. 783-785 (1990)
DR Andersen, GA Swartzlander, AE Kaplan, DE Hooton

3. Continuous-wave self-deflection effect in sodium vapor
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 6 (7), pp. 1317-1325 (1989)
GA Swartzlander, H Yin, AE Kaplan

2. Self-bending of a cw laser beam in sodium vapor
Optics Letters Volume 13 (11), pp. 1011-1013 (1988)
GA Swartzlander, H Yin, AE Kaplan

1. Self-deflection of laser beams in a thin nonlinear film
J. Optical Society of America B Volume 5 (4), pp. 765-768 (1988)
GA Swartzlander Jr, AE Kaplan
 

*** BOOK CHAPTERS ***
Spatially localized vortex structures (Chapter 13)
Localized Waves, 339-365 (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008)
Z Bouchal, R Čelechovský, GA Swartzlander

Optical vortex solitons
Spatial Solitons, 293-310 (Springer Series in Optical Sciences, 2001)
GA Swartzlander Jr

Optical Vortex Filaments
Optical Vortices, Horizons in World Physics Vol. 228 (Braunschweig, 1999)
GA Swartzlander, Jr.

Level splitting and band formation of dark soliton eigenvalues
Nonlinear processes in physics, 256-260 (Springer-Verlag, 1993)
GA Swartzlander Jr


*** POPULAR PRESS and EDITORIALS ***
"Celebrating the Diamond (30th) Anniversary of the Journal of the Optical Society of America B,"
Editor's Note, J. Optical Society of America B, Volume 31, ED1-2 (2014)
GA Swartzlander, Jr.
 
"Light-driven take-off,"
Nature Photonics (cover story) Volume 5, p. 64 (2011)
 
"Singular Optics: more ado about nothing,"
J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. Volume 11, 090201 (2009)
MR Dennis, YS Kivshar, MS Soskin, and GA Swartzlander, Jr.
 
Astronomical Demonstration of an Optical Vortex Coronagraph,
Optics and Photonics News, 19 (12) p. 22 (2009)

The optical vortex lens
Optics and Photonics News 17 (11), pp. 39-43 (2006)
GA Swartzlander Jr

"Writing in the Optics Curriculum"
Invited Feature Article, Optics and Photonics News 17 (10), pp. 20-21 (2006)
GA Swartzlander, Jr.

Optics in Thailand
Optics and Photonics News 16 (2), pp. 12-13 (2005)
GA Swartzlander

Peering into Darkness
Optics & Photonics News 34 (12), p. 34 (2001)
GA Swartzlander Jr

The optical vortex soliton
Optics and Photonics News 4 (12), p. 10 (1993)
GA Swartzlander Jr, CT Law

*** PATENTS and DISCLOSURES ***

Optical Lift Apparatuses and Methods Thereof,
     Patent Awarded March 2014, Application Number 13/373,849
Achromatic Optical Vortex Lens, UA06-035
Optical Vortex Interferometric Nummer, UA04-083
High Density Optical Data Storage, UA03-073
Coherence Blocking Filter, UA03-020
Optical  Vortex Spatial Filter for Coherent and Incoherent Detection of Electromagnetic Radiation, UA02-060.