Professor of Physics
Professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering (CSEE)
Director, Joint Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research (CASPR)
Ph.D. Physics – City College of New York (CCNY) 1981
[Support from the AT&T Bell Laboratories Cooperative Research Fellowship Program for Minorities]
B. S. Physics – Polytechnic Institute of New York 1975
Dr. Johnson was a Member of the Technical Staff in the Quantum Physics and Electronics Research Dept. and a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the Photonic Circuits Research Dept. at AT&T Bell Laboratories for 14 years prior to joining the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in 1995. At NJIT he was Chairperson and Distinguished Professor of Physics for 8 years prior to joining the UMBC Physics Dept. in August 2003.
- 2002 President of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
- Editor-in-Chief of Optics Letters (1995-2001)
- Fellow - AAAS (1996), APS (1995), IEEE (2000), National Society of Black Physicists (1992),
Dr. Johnson's general area of research is in ultrafast optical and optoelectronic phenomena. He has nearly 80 refereed publications, 2 book chapters and 4 US patents. His current research interests include the ultrafast photophysics and nonlinear optical properties of bulk, nanostructured and quantum well semiconductor structures, ultrashort pulse propagation in fibers and high-speed lightwave systems.
- Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center MIRTHE (Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment) , 2006-2015
- Founding Member of the Editorial Board of the new APS open access, all electronic journal Physical Review X (PRX), 2011-present
- Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, 2011-2013
- Member, APS Division of Laser Science (DLS) Executive Committee and Representative to APS Council (2011-2014); Member, APS Executive Board (2013-2014)
- Steering Committee Member and National Advisory Board Member of the APS Minority Bridge Program, 2010-present
- Member-at-Large of the National Academies US Liaison Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), 2009-2014
- Member, National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences (CAMOS), 2013-2015
"Combatting Stereotype Threat"
A. M. Johnson, Optics & Photonics News 24, 16 (May 2013)
"MicroCT imaging and in vivo temperature elevations in implanted prostatic tumors in laser photothermal therapy using gold nanorods" N. Manuchehrabadi, A. Attaluri, H. Cai, R. Edziah, E. Lalanne, C. Bieberich, R. Ma, A. M. Johnson, L. Zhu, J. of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine 3, 021003 (2012)
"Minority Women Scientists: At the Culture-Gender Crossroads"
A. M. Johnson, Optics & Photonics News 23, 15 (March 2012)
"Femtosecond Carrier Dynamics and Nonlinear Effects in Quantum Cascade
S. Liu, E. Lalanne, P.Q. Liu, X. Wang, C. F. Gmachl and A. M. Johnson, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (Invited Paper) 18(1), pp. 92-104 (2012)
"Second harmonic generation in quantum cascade lasers pumped by femtosecond mid-infrared pulses"
S. Liu, H. Cai, E. Lalanne, P. Q. Liu, X. Wang, C. Gmachl and A. M. Johnson Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 122104 (2011)
"Measurement of the Effective Nonlinear and Dispersion Coefficients in Optical Fibers by the Induced Grating Autocorrelation Technique"
R. Kuis, A. M. Johnson and S. Trivedi, Opt. Express 19, 1755 (2011).
"Z-scan Measurements Using Ultrashort High-Repetition-Rate Lasers: How to Recognize the Parasitic Effects of Nonlinear Behavior of Fused -Silica Damage Sites"
R. Edziah, E. Lalanne, V. Torres, A. M. Johnson, and S. Trivedi, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B28, 1385 (2011)
"Hands-on optics: an informal science education initiative"
A. M. Johnson, S. M. Pompea, E. G. Arthurs, C. E. Walker, and R. T. Sparks, in Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization X, edited by R. J. Koshel, G. G. Gregory, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6668, 66680D (2007).
"Technique for Simultaneous Measurement of the Raman Coefficient and Nonlinear Refractive Index of Optical Fibers - Theory and Experiment"
F. A. Oguama, H. Garcia and A. M. Johnson J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 426 (2005)
"Measurement of the Nonlinear Coefficient of Telecommunication Fibers as a Function of Er, Al and Ge Doping Profiles Using the Photorefractive Beam-Coupling Technique"
F. A. Oguama, A. M. Johnson and W. A. Reed,
J. Opt. Soc. Am B 22, 1600 (2005).
"Pump Induced Nonlinear Refractive Index Change in Erbium and Ytterbium Doped Fibers - Theory and Experiment"
H. Garcia, A. M. Johnson, F. A. Oguama and S. Trivedi,
Opt. Lett. 30, 1261 (2005)
"Numerical Modeling of the Induced Grating Autocorrelation for Studying Optical Fiber Nonlinearities in the Picosecond Regime"
F. A. Oguama, A. Tchouassi, A. M. Johnson and H. Garcia,
Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 091101 (2005).
"Picosecond Optoelectronic Measurement of Carrier Transport in Amorphous Silicon"
A. M. Johnson, in Semiconductor Processes Probed By Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy, ed. by R. R. Alfano (Academic Press, New York), Volume 2, Chapter 14, pp. 3-22 (1984).
"Pulse Compression in Single-Mode Fibers -- Picoseconds to Femtoseconds"
A. M. Johnson and C. V. Shank, in The Supercontinuum Laser Source, ed. by R. R. Alfano (Springer-Verlag, New York), Chapter 10, pp. 399-449 (1989).