Michael Vasilyev received the M.S. degree in 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 parametric amplifiers and solitons in optical fibers. 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 noise and nonlinearities in fiber and optical amplifiers.
Since 2003, Dr. Vasilyev has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, TX, where he is currently a Full Professor. His research interests are in nonlinear-optical and quantum information processing, with most recent work focusing on multi-channel all-optical regeneration, phase-sensitive amplification, and nonlinear optics in nanostructures. He has over 170 journal and conference papers, 10 U.S. patents, and was a recipient of 2008 DARPA Young Faculty Award.
Prof. Vasilyev is a co-founder and a former Chair of Fort Worth IEEE Photonics Society Chapter, as well as a former Chair of Quantum Optics Technical Group of the OSA. He is a co-Chair of the 2015 IEEE Summer Topical Meeting on Nonlinear-Optical Signal Processing and has served on conference program committees for Photonics West, OFC, CLEO, FiO, OAA, and IASTED International Conference on Optical Communication Systems and Networks. He started his Associate Editor term for the Journal of Lightwave Technology in 2014. He also served as the Primary Guest Editor of 2008 and 2012 "Nonlinear-Optical Signal Processing" special issues of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. Prof. Vasilyev is a Fellow of the OSA and a Senior Member of the IEEE Photonics and Communication Societies.
For JLT he is handling submissions on the following topics:
- Nonlinear optics and its applications
- Quantum optics and its applications
- Optical amplifiers and their applications
- Parametric amplifiers
- Fiber-optic systems theory, modeling, and experiments
- Nonlinear-optical signal processing
- Free-space laser communications
- Quantum communications
- Single photon detectors