Recent news

  • January 2023: Zheheng’s Physical Review Applied paper on bandstructure-engineered nonlinear activation functions is out. Well done!
  • October 2022: Dingding’s paper on high-Q microresonators in the longwave infrared is out in Nature Communications. Congratulations!
  • October 2022: Dr. Burghoff was named a Moore Inventor’s Fellows in 2022. This is awarded to only five faculty out of 200 selected nominees.
  • February 2022: Zhenyang’s paper on terahertz spectroscopy of topological quantum wells is out. Congrats on the nice result!
  • February 2022: Levi’s paper on analytical theory of FM combs is out. Congrats!
  • November 2021: We published a commentary in Nature Photonics. Thanks to Chao Dong for leading this.
  • August 2021: Yi Luo, Zheheng Xu, and Mithun Roy have joined the lab. Welcome everyone!
  • July 2021: Dr. Burghoff released Scientific Inkscape, a useful toolbox for editing and collating figures.
  • May 2021: Dr. Burghoff was awarded the ONR Young Investigator Award, awarded to young scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.
  • March 2021: Levi Humbard received the NDSEG fellowship. Congratulations!
  • January 2021: Dr. Burghoff received the NSF CAREER award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
  • December 2020: Our theoretical paper on FM combs was published in Optica and was one of Optica’s Top Downloads.
  • September 2020: Dr. Burghoff gave a tutorial on QCL-based frequency combs at IQCLSW, which can be viewed below:
  • September 2020: We are excited to be joining a multi-disciplinary team developing new detectors for NASA solar research, which you can read about here.
  • June 2020: Levi Humbard has joined the lab. Welcome!
  • December 2019: Dingding Ren was awarded the prestigious Norwegian International Mobility Grant Fellowship. Congratulations!
  • October 2019: Dr. Burghoff was awarded the AFOSR Young Investigator Program award, which is given to scientists and engineers showing exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research of military interests.
  • October 2019: Dr. David Benirschke has joined the lab as an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome!
  • August 2019: Md Istiak Khan has joined our lab after doing a master’s at Dhaka. Welcome!
  • July 2019: Our collaborator’s work at Princeton was featured in a number of news outlets, including Science Daily, Photonics Magazine, AZO Optics, and more.
  • July 2019: We were awarded a NDnano seed grant for optical pump terahertz probe studies of new topological insulators.
  • July 2019: Zhenyang Xiao is joining us after doing a master’s degree at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Welcome!
  • June 2019: David Benirschke, a student in Scott Howard’s lab, has won the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellowship and will be joining our lab in the fall. Congratulations!
  • June 2019: Our lab’s first paper, on a generalized phase correction algorithm for dual comb signals, has been published in Optics Letters. Read it here. Static demonstration code is provided on OSA’s platform, and we will try to keep an updated version on GitHub as well.
  • May 2019: Dr. Dingding Ren has joined the lab from NTNU. Welcome!
  • May 2019: Notre Dame Zhuoran Han has joined the lab for the summer. Welcome!
  • April 2019: Lab renovations have completed and we are now moved in.
  • December 2018: First-year graduate student Jae Ho Shin has joined the lab. Welcome!
  • August 2018: Dr. Burghoff began as an Assistant Professor at Notre Dame, and our lab is now open.

Older news

  • December 2017: Dr. Burghoff gave a webinar for the OSA Laser Systems Technical Group that you can watch below.
  • May 2016: Our research on compact terahertz spectroscopy was highlighted by several sites, including Laser Focus WorldEngadget, and MIT News.
  • June 2015: Nobel Lauerate Theodor Hänsch discussed our work at his plenary talk at CLEO Europe in 2015 (courtesy of IRsweep, which is now selling a neat dual comb system).
  • October 2014: Dr. Burghoff was quoted about my research in a Nature Photonics News and Views.
  • September 2014: Dr. Burghoff was awarded the J.A. Kong Thesis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Electrical Engineering, which is awarded for the best Ph.D. thesis in EE at MIT in a given academic year.