Alexander L. Gaeta

Principal Investigator

Research Interests

Ultrafast nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, nonlinear propagation in fibers and bulk media, photonic crystal fibers, coherent interactions of laser light with matter, application of nonlinear optics to quantum information, stimulated scattering processes.


BS (Optics), University of Rochester, 1983
MS (Optics), University of Rochester, 1985
PhD (Optics), University of Rochester, 1991

Selected Awards and Honors

Charles H. Townes Award, Optical Society of America, 2019
Fellow of the IEEE
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Fellow of the Optical Society of America
Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, 1995
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1993
College of Engineering Teaching Award, Cornell University, 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2007