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Robert W. Boyd

M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics and Professor of Physics
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Institute Of Optics

Areas of expertise: Nonlinear Optics

Press contact:
Leonor Sierra

Related Links:
Robert Boyd Home Page
Non-linear Optics Group

In the News

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Twisted light increases efficiency of quantum cryptography systems
March 26, 2015
Mobius Strips Conjured from Beam Polarization
January 30, 2015

Science 2.0
Optically Getting To The Same Side: How To Generating Möbius Strips Of Light
January 29, 2015

Science News
Speed of light not so constant after all
January 17, 2015

Science News
New analysis rescues quantum wave-particle duality
September 15, 2014

R&D Magazine
Duality principle is 'safe and sound'
August 28, 2014

Entangled photons make a picture from a paradox
August 28, 2014

Science 2.0
Wave-Particle Duality Principle Remains Safe And Sound
August 26, 2014

Fox News
Physicists see 27th dimension of photons
January 29, 2014

New Optical Fiber Puts a Twist on Data Transmission
June 28, 2013

Electronics Weekly
Science: Ghost imaging in 3D – minus the camera
May 22, 2013

Light's Polarization States Measured Directly
March 04, 2013

Scientific Computing
Getting Around the Uncertainty Principle
March 03, 2013

Science Daily
Getting Around the Uncertainty Principle: Physicists Make First Direct Measurements of Polarization States of Light
March 03, 2013

At MIT, they find a way to see around corners
March 20, 2012
Could Humans See 'Spooky' Quantum Images?
March 04, 2012

New Scientist
Light tricks: How it can travel faster than itself
December 14, 2011

Science Magazine
Simple Scheme Stores Light by Converting It Into Vibration and Back
December 14, 2007

Discover (January issue)
The Top 100 Science Stories of 2006
January 01, 2007
Photonics: Transparency on an Optical Chip (Article by Robert Boyd and Daniel Gauthier)
June 08, 2006
Light Travels Backward and Faster than Light
May 18, 2006

New York Times
Impressive New Tricks of Light, All Within the Laws of Physics
May 16, 2006
Light's Most Exotic Trick Yet: So Fast it Goes ... Backwards?
May 11, 2006

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News Releases

Peeking into Schrödinger's Box
January 20, 2014

Exploiting Subtleties in the Uncertainty Principle
March 01, 2013

Inspirational Educator, Optical Scientist, M. Parker Givens Dies at 96
January 14, 2013

Robert Boyd wins Humboldt Prize
May 03, 2010

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Boyd researches optical physics, particularly the areas of nonlinear optical interactions, slow and fast light, nonlinear optical properties of materials, and applications of nonlinear optics including quantum and nonlinear optical imaging. He is the author of several books on optics, has published more than 230 research papers, and has been awarded six U.S. patents.