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Nick Frigo


B.A.,Claremont McKenna College
Ph.D., Cornell University (1982)
"Time-Resolved Bandgap Reflectivity of Photoexcited CdSe"


I joined the Department in August 2005 after a long career in industry.  Earlier positions included

  • US Naval Research Lab (Research physicist): fiber optic sensor (gyroscope, acoustic towed array) research
  • Litton Industries (Department Head):  Research Department Head for Fiber Optic Gyroscope Engineering Division
  • AT&T Bell Laboratories(MTS, DMTS):  CATV transmission impairments, Undersea lightwave transmission, passive optical network architectures
  • AT&T Labs Research (Tech leader, Div Manager):  Fiber access architectures; polarization mode dispersion; network diagnostics; Head of Optical Systems Research Dept


I work one day a week at the Optical Sciences Division of the US Naval Research Lab.  My research there supports the RF Photonics Section (Photonics Technology Branch) in their efforts to improve the transmission of very high frequency analog signals over fiber optic links.  Additionally, I am interested in developing computer visualizations to promote education in Physics.

Contact Information

Nicholas J. Frigo
279 Chauvenet Hall
(410) 293-6689

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