Areas of Research
Nonlinear and quantum optics,
optical communication systems and devices,
received the M.S. degree (diploma) summa cum laude
in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, in 1993, and the Ph.D.
degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in 1999.
His research at Lebedev Physics Institute (Moscow, Russia) in 1993-1994 and subsequent doctoral work at Northwestern
University were on quantum properties of novel optical amplifiers and solitons in optical fibers, including development of
homodyne tomography of multimode quantum states and first experimental
demonstrations of noiseless fiber amplifier and noiseless amplification of
After joining Corning Inc.'s Photonic Research and Test Center
(Somerset, NJ) as a Senior Research Scientist in 1999, he performed experimental
and theoretical studies of fiber transmission issues, noise and
nonlinearities in Raman and erbium-doped fiber
amplifiers (EDFAs), and architectures for
ultra-long-haul dense wavelength-division-multiplexing
2003 he joined the Department of
Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at
Dr. Vasilyev has authored and co-authored over 150 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings.
He holds 10 U.S. patents and is a recipient of 2008 DARPA
Young Faculty Award.
Vasilyev served as a Chair and Vice-Chair of
Quantum Optics Technical Group of Quantum Electronics
Division of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He
is a co-founder and current Chair of the
Fort Worth Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society (formerly
known as LEOS). He was the Primary Guest Editor of
2008 and 2012 "Nonlinear-Optical
Signal Processing" special issues of the IEEE
Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. He was a member of the technical program committees
for the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2005,
2006 and 2007) and the Optical Amplifiers and their Applications (OAA)
conference of the OSA (2002, 2003 and 2004). He
served as a president of the OSA Student Chapter at
Northwestern University in 1998-1999 and as a
principal organizer of the 2nd Midwest Regional
Meeting of the OSA Student Chapters in 1998. Dr. Vasilyev is a faculty co-advisor of the OSA Student
Chapter at the UTA. He is a member of the
OSA, as well as of the IEEE Photonics and Communication Societies.