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Drew Maywar

Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-2017
Office Hours
Wednesdays 4 to 5:30pm Thursdays 11am to 12:30pm Also by appointment All Office Hours held via Zoom
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
Building 82, Room 2110 78 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623

Drew Maywar

Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester

Bio

Drew N. Maywar earned his PhD in optical engineering from the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics and studied the Japanese language & kendo at Japan's Nanzan University. Prior to becoming Professor at RIT, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Osaka University's Institute of Laser Engineering, a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories -- Lucent Technologies, a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo, a Laser System Scientist at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics, and earned undergraduate degrees in optics & religion from the University of Rochester. Dr. Maywar has been an Overseas Editor for the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics.

585-475-2017

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Published Conference Proceedings
Tennant, B.A., et al. "Metamaterial-Enabled Distributed Feedback Lasing without a Diffraction Grating." Proceedings of the CLEO 2020 -- Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics. Ed. Conference Eds. San Jose, CA: OSA -- The Optical Society, 2020. Print.
Maywar, D.N. and S.A. Al Graiti. "Demonstration of Simultaneous Nonlinear Polarization Rotation and Dispersive Bistability." Proceedings of the OSA Nonlinear Optics. Ed. Conference Eds. Waikoloa, HI: OSA, Print.
Graiti, S. Al and D. N. Maywar. "Assessing the Unbalanced MZI Technique of Split-Ratio Extraction for Photonic Couplers." Proceedings of the IEEE Electron Device Society Activities in Western NY Conference. Ed. Conference Eds. Rochester, NY: n.p., Print.
Graiti, S. A. Al and D. N. Maywar. "Leveraging Birefringence and Gain Anisotropy in a Nonlinear Fabry-Perot Resonator to Achieve a High-Contrast Optical AND Gate." Proceedings of the Frontiers in Optics 2016; Rochester NY. Ed. S.Carney and U. Utzinger. Rochester, NY: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/, 2016. Web.
Xiao, Y., D. N. Maywar, and G. P. Agrawal. "Propagation of Few-Cycle Pulses in Nonlinear Kerr Media: Harmonic Generation." Proceedings of the Conference for Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO). Ed. M. Wraback. San Jose, CA: n.p., 2013. Print.
Xiao, Y., D. N. Maywar, and G. P. Agrawal. "Time Transformation Approach to Nonlinear Pulse Propagation: Kerr and Delayed Raman Response." Proceedings of the Conference for Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO). Ed. M. Wraback. San Jose, CA: n.p., Print.
Xiao, Y., D. N. Maywar, and G. P. Agrawal. "A New Approach to Pulse Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media." Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2012. Ed. Y. Iwasawa. San Jose, CA: n.p., Print.
Xiao, Yuzhe, Govind P. Agrawal, and Drew N. Maywar. "Adiabatic Wavelength Conversion in Travelling-wave and Resonant Photonic Structures." Proceedings of the Integrated Photonics, Silicon and Nano Photonics IPR 2011. Ed. Dan-Xia Xu and Anatoly Zayats. Toronto, Canada: n.p., Web.
Journal Paper
Tennant, B.A., et al. "Distributed Feedback Lasing Based on a Negative-Index Metamaterial Waveguide." Optics Letters 44. 18 (2019): 4586-4589. Print.
Graiti, S.A. Al, et al. "Simultaneous Nonlinear Polarization Rotation and Dispersive Optical Bistability: Theoretical and Experimental Analysis." Journal of the Optical Society of America B (Optical Physics) 36. (2019): 3562-3572. Print.
Graiti, S.A. Al and D.N. Maywar. "Downstream Hysteresis-Shape Control of a Bistable Optical Signal Created by an Upstream Nonlinear Photonic Resonator." Optics Express 27. (2019): 38404-38412. Print.
Maafa, M.R., et al. "Microwave Frequency Doubling by Synchronising and Polarisation Multiplexing the Optical Signals from a Dual-output Mach–Zehnder Modulator." Electronics Letters 54. 6 (2018): 364-366. Print.
Graiti, S. A. Al and D. N. Maywar. "Cross-Polarization-Modulation-Based Ultrahigh Contrast Operation of a Fabry-Perot All-Optical AND Gate." Electronics Letters 52. (2016): 641-643. Print.
Xiao, Y., D. N. Maywar, and G. P. Agrawal. "Reflection and Transmission of Electromagnetic Waves at a Temporal Boundary." Optics Letters 39. (2014): 574--577. Print.
Ippolito, C. E., et al. "All-Optical Flip-Flop Contrast Enhancement Based on Bistable Polarization Rotation within a Fabry-Perot Semiconductor Optical Amplifier." Electronics Letters 50. (2014): 1620-1622. Print.
Baveja, P., et al. "All-Optical SOA-Based Wavelength Converters with Sub-mW Pumping." IEEE Photonic Technology Letters 25. (2013): 78-80. Print.
Xiao, Y., D. Maywar, and G. P. Agrawal. "Propagation of Few-Cycle Pulses in Nonlinear Kerr Media: Harmonic Generation." Optics Letters 38. (2013): 724-726. Print.
Xiao, Y., D. N. Maywar, and G. P. Agrawal. "Time Transformation Approach to Pulse Propagation in Nonlinear Dispersive Media: Inclusion of Delayed Raman Nonlinearity." Physical Review A 87. (2013): 63816. Print.
Baveja, P., et al. "Impact of Device Parameters on Thermal Performance of High-Speed Oxide-Confined 850-nm VCSELs." IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 48. (2012): 17-26. Print.
Baveja, P., D. N. Maywar, and G. P. Agrawal. "Interband Four-Wave Mixing in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers with ASE-Enhanced Gain Recovery." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 18. (2012): 899-908. Print.
Xiao, Y., G. P. Agrawal, and D. N. Maywar. "Nonlinear Pulse Propagation: A Time-Transformation Approach." Optics Letters 37. (2012): 1271-1273. Print.
Xiao, Y., D. N. Maywar, and G. P. Agrawal. "New Approach to Pulse Propagation in Nonlinear Dispersive Optical Media." Journal of the Optical Society of America B 29. (2012): 2958-2963. Print.
Xiao, Yuzhe, Govind P. Agrawal, and Drew N. Maywar. "Spectral and Temporal Changes of Optical Pulses Propagating Through Time-Varying Linear Media." Optics Letters 36. (2011): 505-507. Print.
Kaplan, Aaron M., Govind P. Agrawal, and Drew N. Maywar. "All-Optical Phase Control of a Square-Wave Photonic Clock." IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 23. (2011): 405-407. Print.
Donaldson, William R., et al. "Measurement of the Self-phase-modulation-induced Bandwidth in a 30-kJ-class Laser Amplifier Chain." Journal of the Optical Society of America B 28. (2011): 445-449. Print.
Xiao, Yuzhe, Drew N. Maywar, and Govind P. Agrawal. "Optical Pulse Propagation in Dynamic Fabry-Perot Resonators." Journal of the Optical Society of America B 28. (2011): 1685-1692. Print.
Baveja, Prashant, et al. "Assessment of VCSEL Thermal Roll-over Mechanisms From Measurements and Empirical Modeling." Optics Express 19. (2011): 15490-15505. Print.
Daniel, Brian A., Drew N. Maywar, and Govind P. Agrawal. "Dynamic-mode Theory of Optical Resonators Undergoing Refractive-index Changes." Journal of the Optical Society of America B 28. (2011): 2207-2215. Print.
Daniel, Brian A., Drew N. Maywar, and Govind P. Agrawal. "Efficient Adiabatic Wavelength Conversion in Gires-Tournois Resonators." Optics Letters 36. (2011): 4155-4157. Print.
Journal Editor
Majima, Y., et al, ed. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. Tokyo: Japan Society of Applied Physics, 2017. Print.
Takagi, S., et al, ed. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. Tokyo: Japan Society of Applied Physics, 2016. Print.
Yamada, Akira, et al, ed. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. Tokyo: Japan Society of Applied Physics, 2015. Print.
Shibata, T. and D. N. Maywar, ed. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. Tokyo Japan: Japan Society of Applied Physics, 2014. Print.
Matsuo, Y., et al, ed. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. Tokyo: Japan Society of Applied Physics, 2013. Print.
Asada, M., et al, ed. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. Tokyo: Japan Society of Applied Physics, 2012. Print.
Ono, Kouichi, Masahiro Asada, and Drew N. Maywar, ed. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. Tokyo: Japan Society of Applied Physics, 2011. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Xiao, Y., D. N. Maywar, and G. P. Agrawal. "Propagation of Optical Pulses in Dynamic Media: A Time Transformation Method." IEEE Summer Topicals in Photonics. IEEE. Montreal, Canada. 17 Jul. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Published Article
Baveja, P., D.N. Maywar, A.M. Kaplan, and G.P. Agrawal. “Spectral broadening in ultrafastsemiconductor optical amplifiers induced by gain dynamics and self-phasemodulation.” Optics Letters, 35.3 (2010): 294-296. Web. *
Kaplan, A. M., G.P. Agrawal and D.N. Maywar. “Optical square-wave clock generation based on an all-optical flip-flop.” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 22.7 (2010):489-491. Web. *
Baveja, P., D.N. Maywar, A.M. Kaplan, and G.P. Agrawal. “Self-phase modulation in semiconductoroptical amplifiers: impact of amplified spontaneous emission.” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 46.9 (2010):1396-1403. Web. É *
Formal Presentation
Baveja, P., D.N. Maywar, and G.P. Agrawal. “Pulseamplification in semiconductor optical amplifier with ultrafast gain recovery times.”SPIE Photonics West. San Francisco, CA. 23-28 Jan. 2010. Presentation.
G. P. Agrawal and D.N. Maywar. “All-optical flip-flop-based square-wave clock.” Photonics in Switching 2010, Optical Society of America. MontereyCA. 25-28 July 2010. Presentation.
Xiao, Y, D.N. Maywar, and G.P. Agrawal. “Dynamic frequency shifts in photonic structures.” Frontiers in Optics Conference, Optical Society of America. Rochester, NY. 24-28 Oct. 2010. Presentation.

Currently Teaching

TCET-788
3 Credits
This course begins the work on a previously approved thesis proposal and culminates upon successful investigation of the chosen research topic and scholarly development of initial data and results that show likelihood of successful completion of the thesis. The thesis advisor will specify the documentation and presentation needed to satisfy requirements for this course. The MSTET graduate thesis, delivered after subsequently completing TCET-790 Thesis, is a document that describes and presents the results of scholarly research in the field of telecommunications. The results of a MSTET graduate thesis provide new knowledge, processes, software or other assets that advance the state of the art of telecommunications, even in a modest way. (Department consent required)
TCET-740
2 Credits
Fiber-optic, point-to-point telecommunication systems are used as a framework to understand the wide array of fiber-optic telecom technologies, including light sources, optical fiber, and photoreceivers. An emphasis on the nature & behavior of optical signals provides insight into these technologies and into the important fiber-channel impairments of attenuation and dispersion. Fundamental concepts and state-of-the-art advances of these technologies are covered, as well as component-level and system-level analysis.
TCET-797
3 Credits
The MSTET graduate project describes and presents the results of scholarly research in the field of telecommunications. The results of a MSTET graduate project provide new knowledge, processes, software, or other assets that advance the state of the art of telecommunications or organize or implement existing knowledge in a unique and useful way. Department permission is required.
TCET-745
3 Credits
This course focuses on characterizing and designing the capacity and reach of fiber-optic transmission systems in terms of key performance metrics (BER, Q-factor, eye diagrams, and system margin, transmission penalty, optical-power budgets, and OSNR budgets), the impact of key physical impairments (loss, dispersion, nonlinearity), and techniques used to overcome these impairments (optical amplification, dispersion compensation, power mitigation). Widespread fiber-optic transmission modalities (such as wavelength-division multiplexing and amplitude modulation) as well as emerging modalities (such as polarization-division multiplexing and phase modulation) will be covered.
TCET-741
1 Credits
This course provides extensive hands-on experience with key technologies used within fiber-optic telecommunication systems, including optical fiber, laser diodes, light-emitting diodes, photodiodes, and pluggable transceivers, as well as key diagnostics such as power meters, oscilloscopes, optical time-domain reflectometers, and optical spectrum analyzers. Students will be trained in laser safety, ESD safety, and fiber-connector inspection, and will develop a broad understanding of fiber-optic test and measurement including transmitter & receiver characterization as well as measuring the fiber-channel impairments of attenuation and dispersion.
TCET-790
3 Credits
This course continues research work started in TCET-788 Thesis Planning after completion of that initial research and documentation. The MSTET graduate thesis is a document that describes and presents the results of scholarly research in the field of telecommunications. The results of a MSTET graduate thesis provide new knowledge, processes, software or other assets that advance the state of the art of telecommunications, even in a modest way. (Department consent required)
TCET-748
3 Credits
This course covers the test & measurement of fiber-optic components & diagnostics, including: time-based, frequency-based, polarization-based measurement of optical & electro-optic components; test-station design, specification, activation, calibration, and usage; reliability testing & industry test standards; optical-waveguide coupling; design & analysis of diagnostics; polarization generation, manipulation, and detection; data acquisition & analysis.