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Physics and Astronomy Mark G. Kuzyk

Mark G. Kuzyk

Laboratory for Nonlinear Optical Studies

Nonlinear Optics Group

  • Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials
  • Fiber Optics in Polymer Fibers
  • Optical Devices
  • Theory of Nonlinear Response

Recent sum-rule calculations show that nonlinear susceptibilities are bounded.  For more information, please check – M. G. Kuzyk, “Physical Limits on Electronic Nonlinear Molecular Susceptibilities,” Physical Review Letters 85, 1218 (2000).

  • Photonic and Quasiperiodic Crystals
  • Photorefraction in Thin Films and Fibers
  • Photomechanical Effects and Applications
  • Electrooptics

Professor Kuzyk’s Lab has unique facilities to make single mode polymer optical fibers.  The photograph above shows an endview of a single mode guide and the theoretical intensity profile. See the publication list for more info.

Click here for more information on Prof. Kuzyk’s new book on Polymer Fiber Optics, a research area that was pioneered by his group at WSU

Professor Kuzyk’s work on using sum rules to calculate quantum limitations of optical devices is featured in Circuits & Devices Magazine, September 2003 Issue.

Professor Kuzyk’s theoretical work on the fundamental theoretical limit is driving new research around the world. His work has been highlighted in the press. Check the links below for more information.

Mark Kuzyk

Regents Professor of Physics

Office: Webster Physical Sciences 746A
Phone: (509) 335-4672
Fax: (509) 335-7816
E-mail: kuz at

Research: Nonlinear Optics

Website: (Link)