Army scientist elected fellow of the Optical Society of America

June 08, 2016

By ARL Public Affairs

ADELPHI, Md. (June 3, 2016) -- Dr. Michael Brodsky, physical scientist and project leader for quantum networks in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Network Science Division, was named a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, or OSA, earlier this year.

Brodsky is being recognized for his contributions to the understanding of polarization effects in classical and quantum optical fiber communications.

"I am honored to have been elected an OSA Fellow," Brodsky said. "This award recognizes the research I have led with my colleagues over the years. It reflects great credit on the work we do at the Network Science Division, Computational and Information Sciences Directorate and ARL."

OSA Fellows are elected based on their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics and are selected based on several factors, including specific scientific, engineering and technological contributions, a record of significant publications or patents related to optics, technical or industry leadership in the field as well as service to OSA and the global optics community.

The OSA Fellow Members Committee reviews nominations submitted by current OSA Fellows and then recommends candidates to the OSA Board of Directors.

No more than 10 percent of the total OSA membership may be chosen as Fellows, making the process both highly selective and competitive.

Brodsky is to receive his award this month at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics in San Jose, California.

He joined ARL in 2014 to lead research in quantum networks. Prior, he was a member of the technical staff at AT&T Laboratories.

Brodsky's contributions to fiber optic communications focuses on optical transmission systems and the physics of fiber propagation, most notably through his work on polarization effects in fiber-optic networks.

More recently, Brodsky has been working on quantum communications and single photon detection, where his prime research interest is in photon entanglement and entanglement decoherence mechanisms in optical networks.

In addition, from 2013 to 2014, Brodsky spent some time teaching physics to undergraduate engineers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and Cooper Union.

Brodsky has authored or co-authored over 70 journal and conference papers, a book chapter and over 30 patent applications.

He is a topical editor for Optics Letters (Quantum Optics and Optical Communications) and has been active on numerous program committees for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Photonics Society and OSA conferences.

Brodsky holds a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Last Update / Reviewed: June 8, 2016