Edward Whittaker

Professor

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Physics

Building: Burchard

Room: 708

Phone: (201) 216-5707

Fax: (201) 216-5638

Email: ewhittak@stevens.edu

Education
  • PhD (1982) Columbia University (Physics)
  • Other (1979) Columbia University (Physics)
  • MA (1977) Columbia University (Physics)
  • BS (1976) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Physics)
Research

My research interests currently are in the area of the development of applications for novel semiconductor lasers for sensitive detection of molecules and for free space optical communications.
I have also worked in and retain an interest in the areas of quantum optics, transient optical spectroscopy and squeezed quantum states.
I am currently a deputy editor for the journal Optics Letters.

Experience

Visiting Scientist, IBM Research Division, 1982-1984, 1991
Visiting Scientist, AT&T Bell Laboratory, 1988-1989
Visiting Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Lab, August 1997
American Institute of Physics State Department Fellow, 2003-2004

Institutional Service
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • Stevens Faculty Club Member
  • Institute Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair
  • Stevens Faculty Senate Member
Professional Service
  • Optics Letters Deputy Editor
Honors and Awards

2003-2004 American Institute of Physics State Department Science Fellow
http://www.aip.org/gov/sdf.html
Science and Technology Advisor, Directorate for Defense Trade Controls, United States Department of State
http://www.dtc.org
2018 Elected Fellow, The Optical Society of America

Professional Societies
  • APS – American Physical Society Member
  • OSA – The Optical Society Fellow
Patents and Inventions

United States Patent # 5,267,019: Method and apparatus for reducing fringe interference in laser spectroscopy, Edward A Whittaker and Hoi Cheong Sun, Inventors. Issued November 30, 1993.

United States Patent # 5,636,035: Method and apparatus for dual modulation laser spectroscopy, Edward A Whittaker and Hoi Cheong Sun, Inventors. Issued June 3, 1997.

United States Patent # 7,073,384: Method and apparatus for remote measurement of vibration and properties of objects, Dimitry Donskoy, Nikolay Sedunov and Edward A Whittaker, Inventors. Issued July 11, 2006.

Selected Publications
Journal Article
  1. Corrigan, P.; Martini, R.; Whittaker, E.; Bethea, C. (2009). Quantum cascade lasers and the Kruse model in free space optical communication. Optics Express (6 ed., vol. 17, pp. 4355-4359).
  2. Martini, R.; Whittaker, E. (2005). Quantum cascade laser-based free space optical communications. Journal of Optical and Fiber Communications Reports (4 ed., vol. 2, pp. 279-292).
  3. Capasso, F.; Paiella, R.; Martini, R.; Colombelli, R.; Gmachl, C.; Myers, T. L.; Taubman, M. S.; Williams, R. M.; Bethea, C. G.; Unterrainer, K.; Hwang, H. Y.; Sivco, D. L.; Cho, A. Y.; Sergent, A. M.; Liu, H.; Whittaker, E. (2002). Quantum cascade lasers: Ultrahigh-speed operation, optical wireless communication, narrow linewidth, and far-infrared emission. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics (6 ed., vol. 38, pp. 511-532).
  4. Martini, R.; Bethea, C.; Capasso, F.; Gmachl, C.; Paiella, R.; Whittaker, E.; Hwang, H. Y.; Sivco, D. L.; Baillargeon, J. N.; Cho, A. Y. (2002). Free-space optical transmission of multimedia satellite data streams using mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers. Electronics Letters (4 ed., vol. 38, pp. 181-183).
  5. Paiella, R.; Martini, R.; Capasso, F.; Gmachl, C.; Hwang, H. Y.; Sivco, D. L.; Baillargeon, J. N.; Cho, A. Y.; Whittaker, E.; Liu, H. (2001). High-frequency modulation without the relaxation oscillation resonance in quantum cascade lasers. Applied Physics Letters (16 ed., vol. 79, pp. 2526-2528).
  6. Martini, R.; Paiella, R.; Gmachl, C.; Capasso, F.; Whittaker, E.; Liu, H.; Hwang, H. Y.; Sivco, D. L.; Baillargeon, J. N.; Cho, A. Y. (2001). High-speed digital data transmission using mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers. Electronics Letters (21 ed., vol. 37, pp. 1290-1292).
  7. Martini, R.; Gmachi, C.; Tredicucci, A.; Capasso, F.; Hutchinson, A. L.; Sivco, D. L.; Cho, A. Y.; Whittaker, E. (2001). High duty cycle operation of quantum cascade lasers based on graded superlattice active regions. Journal of Applied Physics (12 ed., vol. 89, pp. 7735-7738).
  8. Martini, R.; Gmachl, C.; Falciglia, J.; Curti, F. G.; Bethea, C. G.; Capasso, F.; Whittaker, E.; Paiella, R.; Tredicucci, A.; Hutchinson, A. L.; Sivco, D. L.; Cho, A. Y. (2001). High-speed modulation and free-space optical audio/video transmission using quantum cascade lasers. Electronics Letters (3 ed., vol. 37, pp. 191-193).