Nonlinear Optics

Dr. Mark Kuzyk’s group investigates novel optical fibers and pushes the limits of nonlinear optics to make the internet faster. The famous “Kuzyk gap” has pushed scientists around the world into new research directions.


  • Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania

Recent Publications

  • Juefei Zhou and Mark G. Kuzyk, “Intrinsic Hyperpolarizabilities as a Figure of Merit for Electro-optic Molecules,” J. Phys. Chem. C *112*, 7978 (2008) *invited*.
  • Natnael B. Embaye, Shiva K. Ramini, and Mark G. Kuzyk, “Mechanisms of reversible photodegradation in disperse orange 11 dye doped in PMMA polymer,” J. Chem. Phys. *129*, 054504 (2008).
  • Mark G. Kuzyk and Mark C. Kuzyk, “Nature limits the performance of optical devices,” SPIE Newsroom (2008) *invited*.
  • Javier Perez-Moreno, Y. X. Zhao, Koen Clays, Mark G. Kuzyk, Y. Q. Shen, Ling Qui, J. M. Hao, and K. P. Guo, “Modulated Conjugation as a Means of Improving the Intrinsic Hyperpolarizability,” J. Am. Chem.Soc. *131*, 5084-5093 (2009).
  • Mark G. Kuzyk, “Using fundamental principles to understand and optimize nonlinear-optical materials,” J. Mat. Chem.* 19*, 7444-7465 (2009).
  • David S. Watkins and Mark G. Kuzyk, “Optimizing the hyperpolarizability tensor using external electromagnetic fields and nuclear placement,” J. Chem. Phys. *131*, 064110 (2009).
  • Logan DesAutels, Mark G. Kuzyk and Christopher Brewer, “Femtosecond bulk transparent material processing and recovery,” Optics Express *17*, 18808 (2009).