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Jack Feinberg

Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Electrical Engineering- Electrophysics

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1134
Office: SSC 327



Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
B.A. Physics, Columbia College, 1972

Postdoctoral Training

Post Doc (R. W. Hellwarth), University of Southern California, 1977-1978   

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Jack Feinberg studies the fundamental properties of optical materials and invents optical devices. His pioneering work on photorefractive crystals and phase conjugation launched new directions for many research groups, and photorefractive materials now have their own heading in the optics journals. Using the nonlinearity of an ordinary glass fiber, he converted an invisible infrared laser beam into a visible green laser. Prof. Feinberg also works on the medical applications of lasers and light, and won a 1995 Discover Award for his use of temporal holography to see through human tissue using light instead of x-rays. He also won a General Education Teaching Award from USC for his ability to present difficult concepts clearly to a non-technical audience. In addition to his research, Prof. Feinberg has served as an expert witness and consultant on a variety of high-profile patent cases involving different areas of optics and lasers.

Research Keywords

optical, optics, fibers, photorefractive crystals, phase conjugators, nonlinear optics, lenses, patent, imaging

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Keck Photonic Lab,
USC Keck School of Medicine

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"Global analysis of light scattering by red blood cells in ektacytometry", 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLINICAL HEMORHEOLOGY, Talk/Oral Presentation, Istanbul, Turkey, Invited, 2011-2012   
"Physics of Light Scattering from Small Particles", 14th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF BIORHEOLOGY, Lecture/Seminar, Istanbul, Turkey, Invited, 2011-2012   
""Self-pumped Phase Conjugation and Laser Resonator Cavities", Photorefractive Materials, Effects and Applications: Light in Nonlinear Structured Materials, Keynote Lecture, Ensenada, Mexico, OSA, Invited, 2010-2011   


Journal Article

Grubsky, V., Feinberg, J. (2007). Phase-matched third-harmonic UV generation using low-order modes in a glass micro-fiber. Optics Communications/ Elsevier B.V.. Vol. 274 (2), pp. 447-450.
Grubsky, V., Feinberg, J. (2006). V. Grubsky and J. Feinberg, "Fabrication of Axially Symmetric Long-Period Gratings With a Carbon Dioxide Laser," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 18, pp. 2296-2298 (2006).
Grubsky, V., Feinberg, J. (2005). V. Grubsky and J. Feinberg, "Rewritable Densification Gratings in Boron-Doped Fibers," Opt. Lett. 30, pp. 1279-1281 (2005). Optics Letters/Optical Society of America. Vol. Vol. 30, pp. 1279 - 1281.

New Courses Developed

CORE-103: The Physics of Art and Medicine, Thematic Option, This course taught first-year students the applications of physics to everyday life, especially to art (including painting, photography, music, and ballet) and medicine (including the heart, digestive system, eye, and ear)., Fall 2007   

Honors and Awards

Board Member, Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology, UC Davis, 5/2006-  
Discover Award for Technological Innovation in the Field of Sight, 1996-  
Fellow (or Equivalent) of National Society in Discipline, Fellow - Optical Society of America, 1990-  
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