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Grover Swartzlander

Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

585-475-4247
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Grover Swartzlander

Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

Education

BS, Drexel University; MS, Purdue University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

585-475-4247

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

IMGS-891
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
IMGS-633
3 Credits
This course provides the requisite knowledge in optics needed by a student in the graduate program in Imaging Science. The topics covered include the ray and wave models of light, diffraction, imaging system resolution.
IMGS-699
0 Credits
This course is a cooperative education experience for graduate imaging science students.
IMGS-890
1 - 6 Credits
Doctoral-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
IMGS-322
3 Credits
Light waves having both amplitude and phase will be described to provide a foundation for understanding key optical phenomena such as interference, diffraction, and propagation. Starting from Maxwell's equations the course advances to the topic of Fourier optics.

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Journal Paper
Swartzlander, Grover, Ying-Ju Lucy Chu, and Eric M. Jansson. "Measurements of Radiation Pressure Owing to the Grating Momentum." PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 121. 63903 (2018): 063903-1 to 063903-6. Print.
Jr., G.A. Swartzlander, J.H. Wirth, and A.T. Watnik. "Optimized Pupil-plane Phase Masks for High-contrast Imaging." Applied Optics 57. 20 (2018): 5688-5693. Print.
Jr., Grover A Swartzlander,. "Farewell Message from the Editor: Editorial." J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 35. 12 (2018): ED1-ED2. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover, et al. "Digital Generation of Partially Coherent Vortex Beams." Optics Letters 41. 15 (2016): 3471-3474. Print.
Perez-Garcia, Benjamin, et al. "Digital Generation of Partially Coherent Vortex Beams." Optics Letters 41. 15 (2016): 3471-3474. Print.
Wan, Lingyu, Garreth Ruane, and Grover Swartzlander. "Low-angle Optical Vortex Coronagraphic Scatterometer." Optics Letters 41. 21 (2016): 4915-4918. Print.
Artusio-Glimpse, Alexandra, Jacob Wirth, and Grover Swartzlander. "Optical Gradient Force Assist Maneuver." Optics Letters 41. 17 (2016): 4142-4145. Print.
Watnik, Abbie, et al. "Incoherent Imaging in the Presence of Unwanted Laser Radiation: Vortex and Axicon Wavefront Coding." Optical Engineering 55. 12 (2016): 123102. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A., et al. "Lyot-plane phase masks for improved high-contrast imaging with a vortex coronagraph." Astronomy & Astrophysics 583. A81 (2015): 1--6. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A., et al. "Nonlinear response and stability of a 2D rolling semi-cylinder during optical lift." Nonlinear Dynamics 81. 1 (2015): 561--575. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A., et al. "Nodal areas in coherent beams,." Optica 2. 2 (2015): 147--150. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A., et al. "Zernike amplitude pupil apodization for vortex coronagraphy with obscured apertures." physics.optics. (2015): --. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A., et al. "Reducing the risk of laser damage in a focal plane array using linear pupil-plane phase elements." Applied Optics 54. 2 (2015): 210--218. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A. and Grover A. Swartzlander. "Complete List: www.rit.edu/cos/grover-swartzlander or Google Scholar." www 1. 1 (2015): 1--1. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A. and Grover A. Swartzlander. "My College of Science Web Page (deleted by the College of Science w/o permission)." www 1. 1 (2015): 2--2. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A., et al. "Rocking Motion of an Optical Wing: Theory." Applied Optics 53. 31 (2014): I1--I19. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A., et al. "Vortex-phase Filtering Technique for Extracting Spatial Information From Unresolved Sources." Applied Optics 53. 20 (2014): 4503--4508. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover and Garreth Ruane. "Optical Vortex Coronagraphy with an Elliptical Aperture." Applied Optics 52. 2 (2013): 171-176. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover, Timothy Peterson, and Alexandra Artusio-Glimpse. "Refractive Optical Wing Oscillators with One Reflective Surface." Optics Letters 38. 6 (2013): 935-937. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover, Mari, and Tamburini. "Sub-Rayleigh Optical Vortex Coronagraphy." Optics Express 20. 3 (2012): 2445-2451. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover, Peterson, and Simpson. "Optical Lift from Dielectric Semicylinders." Optics Letters 37. 19 (2012): 4038-4040. Print.
Jr, Grover A Swartzlander. "Obtaining Spatial Information from an Extremely Unresolved Source." Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics 7. 2 (2012): 4731-4733. Web.
Swartzlander, Grover A., et al. "Stable Optical Lift." Nature Photonics DOI: 10.1038/NPHOTON. (2011) Print.
Swartzlander, and Won. "Light-driven take-off." Nature Photonics 5. 64 (2011): 1. Print.
Invited Article/Publication
Jr., Grover A. Swartzlander,. "Flying on a Rainbow: A Solar-Driven Diffractive Sailcraft." J. British Interplanetary Society. (2018). Print.
Provisional Patent
Swartzlander, Grover A. "G. A. Swartzlander, Jr." U.S. Provisional Patent Application 20180067036 15698238 15/698,238. 3 Aug. 2018.
Jr., Grover A. Swartzlander, Ying-Ju Chu, and Prateek Srivastava. "Diffractive Optical Beam Rider." U.S. Provisional Patent Application Bond Ref 330P257. 8 Aug. 2018.
Invited Paper
Swartzlander, Grover. "JOSA B Celebrates OSA’s Centennial: Editorial." Journal of the Optical Society of America B. (2016). Print.
Swartzlander, Grover. "JOSA B Celebrates OSA’s Centennial II: Editorial." Journal of the Optical Society of America B. (2016). Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Swartzlander, Grover. "An Orbiting Laserport for Low Mass Sailcraft Propulsion." Proceedings of the Frontiers in Optics 2016. Ed. Optical Society of America. Rochester, NY: Optical Society of America, Print.
Peng, Xiaopeng and Grover Swartzlander. "Shape Reconstruction and Orientation Estimation of Transparent Microscopic Object using Light Field Microscopy." Proceedings of the Frontiers in Optics 2016. Ed. Optical Society of America. Rochester, NY: Optical Society of America, Print.
Swartzlander, Grover. "Imaging and Instrumentation Applications of Optical Vortices." Proceedings of the Imaging and Applied Optics 2016. Ed. Optical Society of America. Heidelberg, Germany: Optical Society of America, Print.
Wirth, Jacob, et al. "Simulating Phase-Only Pupil Plane Masks for Laser Suppression." Proceedings of the Frontiers in Optics 2016. Ed. Optical Society of America. Rochester, NY: Optical Society of America, Print.
Artusio-Glimpse, Alexandra, et al. "Optical Energy Transfer from Relative Motio." Proceedings of the Frontiers in Optics 2016. Ed. Optical Society of America. Rochester, NY: Optical Society of America, Print.
Perez-Garcia, Benjamin, et al. "Digital Control of Spatial Coherence in Vortex Beams." Proceedings of the Spie Laser Beam Shaping XVII. Ed. Forbes, A and Lizotte, TE. San Diego, CA: ISSN: 0277-786X, Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A. "Image Restoration from a Sequence of Random Masks." Proceedings of the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging. San Francisco, California: SPIE, 2015. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A. "Optimized Focal and Pupil Plane Masks for Vortex Coronagraphs on Telescopes with Obstructed Apertures." Proceedings of the SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications. San Diego, California: SPIE, 2015. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A. "Rocking Motion of an Optical Wing: Theory." Proceedings of the USA Symposium. Ed. Unknown. Sante Fe, NM: n.p., 2014. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A. "An Overview of Solar Sail Propulsion within NASA." Proceedings of the Advances in Solar Sailing. Glasgow, x: Springer, 2014. Print.
Swartzlander, Grover A. "Thrust Efficiency on an Idealized Deformable Sail." Proceedings of the Advances in Solar Sailing. Glasgow, x: Springer, 2014. Print.
Published Article
Swartzlander, G.A., T.J. Peterson, A.B. Alexandra, R.D. Alan. “Stable Optical Lift.” Nature Photonics, (2010): n.p. Print. "  £