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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

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PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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Amnon Yariv

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Dates

April 13, 1930 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Yariv, Amnon

Additional Forms of Names

Yariv, Amnon, 1930-

Biography

Abstract

Amnon Yariv is the Martin and Eileen Summerfield Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at California Institute of Technology. His institutional affiliations also include Bell Telephone Laboratories and University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include optoelectronics, semiconductor lasers, and quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs).

Important Dates

April 13, 1930Birth, Tel Aviv (Israel).

1951Undergraduate study, no degree awarded, San Mateo Junior College (now College of San Mateo), San Mateo (Calif.).

1954Obtained BS in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1956Obtained MS in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1958Obtained PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1958 – 1959Research Associate, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1959 – 1964Member, Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1964 – presentAssociate Professor of Electrical Engineering (1964-1966); Professor of Electrical Engineering (1966-1982); Thomas G. Myers Professor of Electrical Engineering (1982-1996); and Martin and Eileen Summerfield Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (1996-present), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

2009Awarded National Medal of Science.

Occupation

Applied physicist and electrical engineer.

Places

Birth

Tel Aviv (Israel)

Undergraduate Education

San Mateo (Calif.)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Electrical engineering.

Fiber optics.

Lasers.

Optoelectronics.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Quantum electronics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bode, Hendrik W. (Hendrik Wade), 1905-1982

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Chynoweth, A. G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Darlington, Sidney, 1906-1997

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Duwez, Pol

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Geballe, Theodore H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Gould, Roy W. (Roy Walter), 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kelly, Mervin Joe

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lax, Melvin J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pearson, Gerald L. (Gerald Leondus)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Penzias, Arno A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pfann, William G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Raney, William P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Sarachik, Myriam P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Stillinger, F. H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Thomas, D. G. (David Gilbert), 1928-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Wu, Theodore Y.-T. (Theodore Yao-tsu)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Casperson, Lee W. (Lee Wendel), 1944-

Garmire, Elsa M., 1939-

Hargrove, Logan Ezral, 1935-

Maiman, Theodore H.

Institutions

Major Positions

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical Staff.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Thomas G. Myers Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Martin and Eileen Summerfield Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Electrical Engineering

Obtained BS (1954), MS (1956), and PhD (1958). Research Associate.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

College of San Mateo

Undergraduate study, no degree received.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Amnon Yariv, 1985 January 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Amnon Yariv, 1999 November 17, 24 and December 1.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Subject

Lee W. Casperson response to Laser History Project Survey, 1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Elsa Meints Garmire, 1985 February 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Logan Ezral Hargrove, 1985 June 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

"Catching the Wave," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 6 (2000): 1478-1489.

An introduction to theory and applications of quantum mechanics / Amnon Yariv.

Introduction to optical electronics / Amnon Yariv.

Optical electronics / Amnon Yariv.

Quantum electronics / Amnon Yariv.