Dr. Paul W. Juodawlkis is an Assistant Leader of the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group, where he is working to develop photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology for application to quantum information, optical communication, laser radar, inertial navigation, and microwave sensing systems. Beyond this work, he has a broad range of technical interests, including optoelectronic components, compound-semiconductor materials, nonlinear optical devices, and ultrafast phenomena.
Over the past decade, Dr. Juodawlkis led a team that developed the semiconductor slab-coupled optical waveguide amplifier (SCOWA) and used it to realize watt-class power amplifiers, mode-locked lasers, and low-noise single-frequency lasers having record performance. The team has applied these components to improve the performance of optoelectronic oscillators, microwave photonic links, and absorption spectroscopy for remote gas sensing. Recently, this team has been working to develop electronic-photonic integrated circuits that combine novel SCOW components, conventional photonic components (e.g., tunable lasers, optical modulators), and CMOS electronics. In earlier work, Dr. Juodawlkis made key contributions to the development of optical sampling techniques for microwave frequency translation and photonic analog-to-digital conversion. He also served as a radar systems engineer on a multisensor airborne test bed program in the Tactical Defense Systems Group at the Laboratory.
Dr. Juodawlkis is a Fellow of both the IEEE and the Optical Society (OSA). He has authored or coauthored more than 130 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. He has participated on a number of technical program committees, including serving as program co-chair (2010) and general co-chair (2012) of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). He was an elected member of the IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors (2011–2013), served as vice president of membership for the society (2014-2016), and is currently secretary-treasurer for the society.
Dr. Juodawlkis holds a BS degree from Michigan Technological University, an MS degree from Purdue University, and a PhD degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, all in electrical engineering.