Grover Swartzlander

Associate Professor of Imaging Science and Physics

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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.  These include sub-resolution imaging, high contrast imaging, metamaterials, polarization holography, optical vortices, 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. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and serves on the Publications Council and also the Fellows Committee of the OSA.  He has also been named a NIAC Fellow (NASA), and a Cottrell Scholar (Research Corporation).  Grover Swartzlander has recented been named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Optical Society of America - B (JOSA-B), staring18 Dec 2012.
Quirks&Quarks Interview:  http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/media/2010-2011/qq-2010-12-11_05.mp3


Selected Publications

H-index: 23, 49 refereed papers, 2,430 total citations (as of Dec 2012)
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Papers receiving over 100 citations:
Optical vortex trapping of particles, OPTICS LETTERS  Volume: 21   Issue: 11   Pages: 827-829 (1996).
 
OPTICAL VORTEX SOLITONS OBSERVED IN KERR NONLINEAR MEDIA, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS  Volume: 69   Issue: 17   Pages: 2503-2506, (1992).
 
SPATIAL DARK-SOLITON STRIPES AND GRIDS IN SELF-DEFOCUSING MATERIALS,  PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS  Volume: 66   Issue: 12   Pages: 1583-1586 (1991).
 
Propagation dynamics of optical vortices, JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS  Volume: 14   Issue: 11   Pages: 3054-3065 (1997).
 
Simultaneous trapping of low-index and high-index microparticles observed with an optical-vortex trap, JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS  Volume: 16   Issue: 4   Pages: 533-537 (1999).
 
Optical vortex coronagraph, OPTICS LETTERS  Volume: 30   Issue: 24   Pages: 3308-3310 (2005).
 
 
Recent Papers:
 
Optical vortex coronagraphy with an elliptical aperture, to appear Applied Optics
 
Optical lift from dielectric semicylinders, OPTICS LETTERS Volume 27, pp 4038-4040 (2012).
 
Sub-Rayleigh optical vortex coronagraphy, OPTICS EXPRESS  Volume: 20   Issue: 3   Pages: 2445-2451 (2012).
 
Obtaining spatial information from an extremely unresolved source, OPTICS LETTERS  Volume: 36   Issue: 24   Pages: 4731-4733 (2011).
 
Stable optical lift, NATURE PHOTONICS  Volume: 5   Issue: 1   Pages: 48-51 (2011).
 
The optical vortex coronagraph, JOURNAL OF OPTICS A-PURE AND APPLIED OPTICS  Volume: 11   Issue: 9     Article Number: 094022 (2009).
 
Optical vortex vectographs, OPTICS LETTERS  Volume: 34   Issue: 8   Pages: 1216-1218 (2009).
 
Astronomical demonstration of an optical vortex coronagraph, OPTICS EXPRESS  Volume: 16   Issue: 14   Pages: 10200-10207 (2008).
 
Quadrefringence of optical vortices in a uniaxial crystal, JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A-OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION  Volume: 25   Issue: 7   Pages: 1634-1641  (2008).
 
A high-Strehl low-resolution optical imager (BESSEL): Detection of a 0.7 lambda/D separation binary from the ground, NEW ASTRONOMY  Volume: 13   Issue: 5   Pages: 359-369 (2008).
 
Propagation of spatial correlation vortices, JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS  Volume: 25   Issue: 6   Pages: 915-922 (2008).
 
Indistinguishability limit for off-axis vortex beams in uniaxial crystals, OPTICS LETTERS  Volume: 32   Issue: 21   Pages: 3116-3118 (2007).
 
Optical rankine vortex and anomalous circulation of light, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS  Volume: 99   Issue: 16     Article Number: 160901 (2007).