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Martin Fejer

Professor Martin M. Fejer received the B.A. degree in physics from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, and the Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. He is currently a Professor and the Department Chair in Applied Physics with Stanford University, where he served as the Senior Associate Dean for Natural Sciences. He has more than 500 publications and 30 patents. Prof. Fejer is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), which awarded him the R.W. Wood prize in 1998. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2016.

His group's current research is in the fields of nonlinear and guided-wave optics, microstructured ferroelectric and semiconductor media, and precision optical measurements, with current projects in optical signal processing, ultrafast optics, quantum optics, efficient generation of coherent visible and infrared radiation by waveguide and bulk optic frequency conversion, precision interferometry for gravitational wave detection, and characterization of materials with low-dissipation.


B.A. in Physics, Magna Cum Laude, Cornell University, 1977
M.S. in Applied Physics, Stanford University, 1979
Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Stanford University, 1986


full-wafer electric field poling
fiber-pigtailing of waveguide devices
high-efficiency visible-light generation
octave-spanning continuum generation
damage-resistant materials for high-power visible light generation
ultrafast optics
devices for quantum frequency conversion

Stanford Affiliations


(650) 725-2160
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Ginzton Laboratory
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Room 215
Stanford University
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