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Full name: 
Thomas K Gaylord
Job title: 
Regents Professor
; Julius Brown Chair Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Electromagnetics, Optics and Photonics, Microelectronics/Microsystems
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/894-2931
Fax: 
404.894.2979
Office: 
VL W419

Dr. Gaylord received the B.S. in physics and the M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rice University. He came to Georgia Tech in 1972.

Dr. Gaylord was instrumental in the founding and development of the optics educational and research programs in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This includes the development of the Optical Engineering, Integrated Optics, Modulation, Diffractive and Crystal Optics, and Optoelectronics: Materials, Processes, and Devices courses, the development of optics research programs, and the development of research and instructional laboratory facilities.

Dr. Gaylord is the author of over 300 technical journal publications and 25 patents in the areas of optics, optoelectronics, and semiconductor devices.

Research interests: 
  • Diffractive Optics
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Optical Interconnects
  • Fiber Optic Devices
  • Optical Sensors
  • Optics Instrumentation
  • Nanostructure Optoelectronics
Distinctions: 
  • Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Curtis W. McGraw Research Award from the American Society for Engineering Education
  • OSA Esther Hoffman Beller Medal
  • IEEE Graduate Teaching Award
  • Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award (Georgia Tech)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award (Georgia Tech)

T.K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, N.F. Hartman, C.M Persons: "Quantitative Differential Interference Microscopy System for Automated Index Profiling," Georgia Tech Record of Invention no. ROI 1917, 1917.

Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, N.F. Hartman, C.M Persons: "Quantitative Differential Interference Microscopy System for Automated Index Profiling," Georgia Tech Record of Invention no. ROI 1917, 1917.

S. M. Schultz, E. N. Glytsis, and T. K. Gaylord, "Volume grating preferential-order focusing waveguide coupler," Opt. Lett., vol. 24, pp. 1708-1710, Dec. 1, 1999.

D.D. Davis, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, S.G. Kosinski, S.C. Mettler, A.M. Vengsarkar: "Long-period Fiber Gratings Fabricated by CO2 Laser Exposure," Optics and Photonics News, vol. 9, pp. 66-67, 1998.

J.L. Cruz-Rivera, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D.S. Wills: "Optimal Usage of the Available Wiring Resources in Diffractive-reflective Optoelectronic Multichip Modules," Applied Optics, vol. 37, pp. 233-253, 1998.

P.N. First, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D.K. Guthrie, R.E. Leibenguth: "BEES Measurements of Electron Interference Effects in Ga1-xAlxAs Heterostructures," (Abstract) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 43, 1998.

D. D. Davis, T. K. Gaylord, E. N. Glytsis, S. G. Kosinski, S. C. Mettler, and A. M. Vengsarkar, "Long-period fibre grating fabrication with focused CO2 laser pulses," Electron. Lett., vol. 34, pp. 302-303, Feb. 5, 1998.

Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D.B. Walker: "Surface Mode at Isotropic-uniaxial and Isotropic-biaxial Interfaces," Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol. 15, pp. 248-260, 1998.

D. L. Brundrett, E. N. Glytsis, and T. K. Gaylord, "Normal-incidence guided-mode resonant grating filters: Design and experimental demonstration," Opt. Lett., vol. 23, pp. 700-703, May 1, 1998.

Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, M.E. Harrigan, K. Hirayama: "Collimating Cylindrical Diffractive Lenses: Rigorous Electromagnetic Analysis and Scalar Approximation," Applied Optics, vol. 37, pp. 34-43, 1998.

J.L. Cruz-Rivera, T.K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D. Scott Wills: "Optimal Usage of the Available Wiring Resources in Dffractive-reflective Optoelectronic Multichip Modules, Applied Optics, Special Issue on Massively Parallel Optical Interconnections for High Performance Computing, 37(2), pp. 233-253, 1998.

P.N. First, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D.K. Guthrie, R.E. Leibenguth: "Measurement of the Zero-bias Electron Transmittance as a Function of Energy for Half- and Quarter-electron-wavelength Semiconductor Quantum-interference Filters," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 72, pp. 374-376, 1998.

D.D. Davis, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, S.G. Kosinksi, S.C. Mettler, A.M. Vengsarkar: "Long-period Fibre Grating Fabrication with Focused CO2 Laser Pulses," Electronics Letters, vol. 34, pp. 302-303, 1998.

E. Anemogiannis, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis: "Quantum Reflection Pole Method for Determination of Quasibound States in Semiconductor Heterostructures," Superlattices Microstructures, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 481-496, January, 1997.

D.L. Brundrett, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, N.F. Hartman: "Silicon Subwavelength Grating Polarizing Reflector/Absorber," (Abstract) Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, Optics and Photonics News, vol. 8, p. 121, 1997.

T.K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, S.M. Schultz: "High Efficiency Preferential-order Volume Grating Coupler for Line Focusing," (Abstract) Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, Optics and Photonics News, vol. 8, p. 139, 1997.

Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, S.M. Schultz: "High Efficiency Preferential-order Volume Grating Coupler for Line Focusing," (Abstract) Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, Optics and Photonics News, vol. 8, p. 139, 1997.

J.M. Bendickson, T.K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis: "Comparison of Integral Methods for Diffractive Optics," (Abstract) Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, Optics and Photonics News, vol. 8, p. 145, 1997.

J.M. Bendickson, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis: "Comparison of Integral Methods for Diffractive Optics," (Abstract) Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, Optics and Photonics News, vol. 8, p. 145, 1997.

T.K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, M.E. Harrigan, K. Hirayama: "Collimating Properties of Cylindrical Diffractive Lenses with and without Fabrication Errors: Rigorous Electromagnetic Analysis and Scalar Approximation (Abstract) Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, Optics and Photonics News, vol. 8, p. 145, 1997.

Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, M.E. Harrigan, K. Hirayama: "Collimating Properties of Cylindrical Diffractive Lenses with and without Fabrication Errors: Rigorous Electromagnetic Analysis and Scalar Approximation (Abstract) Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, Optics and Photonics News, vol. 8, p. 145, 1997.

P.N. First, T.K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D.K. Guthrie, R.E. Leibenguth: "Electron-wave Interference Effects in a Ga1-xAlx As Single-barrier Structure Measured by Ballistic Electron Emission Spectroscopy," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 71, pp. 2292-2294, 1997.

Thomas K. Gaylord: "Long-period Fiber Gratings Fabricated by CO2 Laser Exposure," (Post deadline paper) Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program Supplement, no. PD9, 1997.

P.N. First, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D.K. Guthrie, R.E. Leibenguth: "Electron-wave Interference Effects in a Ga1-xAlx As Single-barrier Structure Measured by Ballistic Electron Emission Spectroscopy," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 71, pp. 2292-2294, 1997.

D.L. Brundrett, T.K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, N.F. Hartman: "Silicon Subwavelength Grating Polarizing Reflector/Absorber," (Abstract) Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, Optics and Photonics News, vol. 8, p. 121, 1997.

T.K. Gaylord, Elias N. Glytsis, N.F. Hartman, S.M. Schultz: "Focusing or Collimating Diffractive Grating Coupler and Method for Designing Coupler and Method for Fabricating Coupler," Georgia Tech no. ROI 1745, 1996.

K. Hirayama, E. N. Glytsis, T. K. Gaylord, and D. W. Wilson, "Rigorous electromagnetic analysis of diffractive cylindrical lenses," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A, vol. 13, pp. 2219-2231, Nov. 1996.

Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, N.F. Hartman, S.M. Schultz: "Focusing or Collimating Diffractive Grating Coupler and Method for Designing Coupler and Method for Fabricating Coupler," Georgia Tech no. ROI 1745, 1996.

T.K. Gaylord, Elias N. Glytsis, D.B. Walker: "Ferroelectric Liquid-Crystal Waveguide Modulation Based on Switchable Uniaxial-Uniaxial Internatce," Applied Optics, vol. 35, pp. 3016-3030, 1996.

Thomas K. Gaylord: "Optical Interconnections," presented at Motorola Phoenix Corporate Research Laboratories, Phoenix, AZ, 1996.

Thomas K. Gaylord, T.A. Maldonado: "Hybrid Guided Modes in Biaxial Slab Waveguides," Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 13, 1996.

Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D.B. Walker: "Ferroelectric Liquid-Crystal Waveguide Modulation Based on Switchable Uniaxial-Uniaxial Internatce," Applied Optics, vol. 34, pp. 3016-3030, 1996.

P.N. First, T.K. Gaylord, Elias N. Glytsis, D.K. Guthrie, L.E. Harrell, R.E. Leibenguth: "Ballistic Electron Emission Spectroscopy and Modeling of the Near-Threshold Region," STM '95 Eighth International Conference on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy and Related Techniques, Snowmass Village, CO, 1995.

J.L. Cruz-Rivera, E.V.R. DiBella, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D.S. Wills: "Parallelized Implementation of the Maximum Likelihood-Expectation Maximization Algorithm for Fine-Grain Message-Passing Architecture," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 14, pp. 758-762, January, 1995.

Thomas K. Gaylord: "Design of Diffractive Optical Elements," presented at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA, 1995.

T.K. Gaylord, Elias N. Glytsis, P.D. Maker, R.E. Muller, W. Sun, D.W. Wilson: "Simulated Performance of Diffractive Optical Elements Using a Helmholtz Equation Solver," Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, p. 91, 1995.

Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, P.D. Maker, R.E. Muller, W. Sun, D.W. Wilson: "Simulated Performance of Diffractive Optical Elements Using a Helmholtz Equation Solver," Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, p. 91, p. 91, 1995.

D.L. Brundrett, T.K. Gaylord, Elias N. Glytsis, E.B. Grann, M.G. Moharam, D.A. Pommet: "Modeling and Characteristics of Subwavelength Periodic Structures," invited, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, p. 153, 1995.

D.L. Brundrett, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, E.B. Grann, M.G. Moharam, D.A. Pommet: "Modeling and Characteristics of Subwavelength Periodic Structures," invited, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, p. 153, p. 153, 1995.

J.L. Cruz-Rivera, E.V.R. DiBella, T.K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D. Scott Wills: "Parallelized Formulation of the Maximum Likelihood-Expectation Maximization Algorithm for Fine-Grain Message-Passing Architectures," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 14:(4), pp. 758-762, January, 1995.

J.L. Cruz-Rivera, T.K. Gaylord, Elias N. Glytsis, D.S. Wills: "Architectural Design Issues for Optoelectronic k-ary n-cube Interconnection Networks," Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, p. 183, 1995.

J.L. Cruz-Rivera, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D.S. Wills: "Architectural Design Issues for Optoelectronic k-ary n-cube Interconnection Networks," Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Program, p. 183, p. 183, 1995.

P.N. First, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis, D.K. Guthrie, L.E. Harrell, R.E. Leibenguth: "Ballistic Electron Emission Spectroscopy and Modeling of the Near-Threshold Region," STM '95 Eighth International Conference on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy and Related Techniques, Snowmass Village, CO, 1995.

J.L. Cruz-Rivera, E.V.R. DiBella, T.K. Gaylord, Elias N. Glytsis, D.S. Wills: "Parallelized Implementation of the Maximum Likelihood-Expectation Maximization Algorithm for Fine-Grain Message-Passing Architecture," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 14, pp. 758-762, January, 1995.

P.N. First, Thomas K. Gaylord, E.N. Glytsis: "Silicon-Based Optical Emitters, Detectors, Modulators, and Switches Using Bound and Quasibound Energy Levels," Georgia Tech no. ROI 1710, 1995.

Thomas K. Gaylord: "Semiconductor Infrared Lasers Based on Quantum Quasibound States," presented at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA, 1995.

P.N. First, T.K. Gaylord, Elias N. Glytsis: "Silicon-Based Optical Emitters, Detectors, Modulators, and Switches Using Bound and Quasibound Energy Levels," Georgia Tech no. ROI 1710, 1995.

T. K. Gaylord, G. N. Henderson, and E. N. Glytsis, "Application of electromagnetics formalism to quantum mechanical electron wave propagation in semiconductors," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, vol. 10, pp. 333-339, Feb. 1993.

T. K. Gaylord and M. G. Moharam, "Analysis and applications of optical diffraction by gratings," Proc. IEEE, vol. 73, pp. 894-937, May 1985. (invited)

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