Agrawal, Govind P. 1951-

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AGRAWAL, Govind P. 1951-

PERSONAL: Born July 24, 1951, in Kashipur, India; son of Amar Nath (in business) and Sushila (a homemaker; maiden name, Devi) Agrawal; married, July 22, 1977; wife's name Anne (a tutor); children: Sipra Celine, Caroline Indu, Claire Kivan. Ethnicity: "Asian Indian." Education: University of Lucknow, B.S., 1969; Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, M.S., 1971, Ph.D., 1974.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, P.O. Box 270186, Rochester, NY 14627; fax: 716-244-4936. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, research assistant, 1974-76; City University of New York, research associate, 1977-80; Quantel S.A., Orsay, France, staff scientist, 1980-81; AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, member of technical staff, 1982-88; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, professor of optics, 1989—. South China Normal University, honorary professor, 1999; conference organizer.

MEMBER: Optical Society of America, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

AWARDS, HONORS: Exceptional Contribution Award, AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1987; Distinguished Alumni Award, Indian Institute of Technology, 2000; grants from National Science Foundation, Research Office of the United States Army, State of New York, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


(With N. K. Dutta) Long-Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers, Van Nostrand Reinhold (New York, NY), 1986.

Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Academic Press (San Diego, CA), 1989, 3rd edition, 2001.

Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 1992, third edition, 2002.

(Editor, with R. W. Boyd, and contributor) Contemporary Nonlinear Optics, Academic Press (San Diego, CA), 1992.

(With N. K. Dutta) Semiconductor Lasers, Kluwer Academic (Boston, MA), 1993.

(Editor) Semiconductor Lasers: Past, Present, and Future, American Institute of Physics (New York, NY), 1995.

Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Academic Press (San Diego, CA), 2001.

(With Y. S. Kivshar) Optical Solitons: From Fibers to Photonic Crystals, Academic Press (San Diego, CA), 2003.

Editor of "Optics and Photonics" series, Academic Press (San Diego, CA), 1998-2002; member of editorial board, "Progress in Optics" series, 2001—. Contributor to books, including Progress in Optics, Volume 26, edited by E. Wolf, North-Holland (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1988; The Supercontinuum Laser Source, edited by R. R. Alfano, Springer-Verlag (New York, NY), 1989; Fundamentals of Fiber Optics in Telecommunication and Sensor Systems, edited by B. P. Pal, Wiley Eastern (New Delhi, India), 1992; and Nonlinear Science at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century, edited by P. L. Christiansen, M. P. Sørensen, and A. C. Scott, Springer-Verlag (New York, NY), 2000. Contributor to scientific and academic journals, including Physics Teacher. Journal of the Optical Society of America, topical editor, 1993-98, special-issue editor, 1999; Optics Express, special-issue editor, 1999, associate editor, 2001—; special-issue editor, Fiber and Integrated Optics, 2000, and IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 2002; member of editorial board, Journal of the European Optical Society, 1994-97, and Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 1998—.

Agrawal's books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Greek.



Govind Agrawal's Home Page, (August 22, 2004).