Professor of Physics
Ph.D. Physics – City College of New York (CCNY) 1981
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.
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.
“Thermally managed Z-scan methods investigation of the size-dependent nonlinearity of graphene oxide in various solvents,” P. Burkins, R. Kuis, I. Basaldua, A. M. Johnson, S. R. Swaminathan, D. Zhang, and S. Trivedi, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B33, 2395 (2016)
“Dark Matters: Metaphorical Black Holes that Affect Underrepresentation in Engineering,” R. G. Tull, D. L. Tull, S. S. Hester and A. M. Johnson, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Paper (ID #17239) Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 2016
“Determination of the nonlinear refractive index of multimode silica fiber with a dual-line ultrashort pulse laser source by using the induced grating autocorrelation technique,” A. Traore, E. Lalanne, and A. M. Johnson, Opt. Express 23, 17127 (2015)
“Investigation of giant Kerr nonlinearity in quantum cascade lasers using mid-infrared
“Femtosecond measurements of near-infrared pulse induced mid-infrared transmission modulation of quantum cascade lasers,” H. Cai, S. Liu, E. Lalanne, D. Guo, X. Chen, X. Wang, F-S. Choa, and A. M. Johnson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 211101 (2014)
“Near-infrared induced optical quenching effects on mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers,” D. Guo, H. Cai, M. A. Talukder, X. Chen, A. M. Johnson, J. B. Khurgin and F-S. Choa., Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 251102 (2014)
“Treatment efficacy of laser photothermal therapy using gold nanorods,” N. Manuchehrabadi, R. Toughiri, C. Bieberich, H. Cai, A. Attaluri, R. Edziah, E. Lalanne, A. M. Johnson, R. Ma and L. Zhu, Int. J. Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 12 (2), 157 (2013)
“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 Lasers” 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).