Carnegie Mellon University
December 12, 2014

Alumnus Dr. Michael Bass wins Woods Prize

Michael BassAlumnus Michael Bass, B.S. CMU Physics 1960, received the 2014 R. W. Wood prize of the Optical Society of America.  The prize was awarded for his discovery of optical rectification which led to the development of very wide band teraherz wave sources.  He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Michael Bass received his PhD in Physics from the University of Michigan and is Professor Emeritus of Optics at UCF. His current research interests are in modeling high power optically pumped, solid-state lasers, thermal management of high power diode laser pump sources, the use of volume Bragg gratings in solid state laser resonators, and novel, all optical two and three dimensional displays. Dr. Bass is a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America and the IEEE.