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Ronald Reano

  • Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engr.
  • 205 Dreese Laboratories
    2015 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-7204

About

Education

Ph.D. 2004, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Areas of interest

Chip-scale integrated optics and photonics, waveguide nonlinear optics
devices, and planar light-wave circuit technologies for innovation in sensors,
communications systems, and computing.

Office

213 Caldwell Laboratory

Honors

  • 2009

    College of Engineering Lumley Research Award. The Ohio State University.

  • 2003

    Distinguished Achievement Award, Electrical Engineering PhD Program (one award given annually to the top Electrical Engineering PhD student in each academic year). .

  • 2001

    First Place - Student Paper Competition, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques International Microwave Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona (selected from 242 competing papers)..

  • 2000

    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (awarded to top 5% of teaching assistants for excellence in teaching as determined via formal student evaluations of instruction). University of Michigan.

  • 1995

    Air Force Commendation Medal (Awarded for distinguishing oneself by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service). .

Journal Articles

2014

  • 2014, "Optimization of electron beam patterned hydrogen silsesquioxane mask edge roughness for low-loss silicon waveguides." JOURNAL OF NANOPHOTONICS 8,

2013

  • 2013, "Degenerate band edge resonances in coupled periodic silicon optical waveguides." OPTICS EXPRESS 21, no. 7,
  • 2013, "12.5 pm/V hybrid silicon and lithium niobate optical microring resonator with integrated electrodes." OPTICS EXPRESS 21, no. 22,

2012

  • 2012, "Compact Silicon Strip Waveguide Cantilever Couplers for Low-Loss and Broadband Fiber-to-Chip Coupling." 2012 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS (CLEO)
  • 2012, "Electron beam direct write of chalcogenide glass integrated optics." JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 30, no. 6,
  • 2012, "Electric Field Sensors based on Hybrid Silicon and Lithium Niobate Microring Resonators." 2012 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS (CLEO)
  • 2012, "Compact cantilever couplers for low-loss fiber coupling to silicon photonic integrated circuits." OPTICS EXPRESS 20, no. 1,
  • 2012, "Compact electric field sensors based on indirect bonding of lithium niobate to silicon microrings." OPTICS EXPRESS 20, no. 4,

2011

  • 2011, "Vertical chip-to-chip coupling between silicon photonic integrated circuits using cantilever couplers." OPTICS EXPRESS 19, no. 5,
  • 2011, "Vertical Chip-to-Chip Coupling Using Silicon Strip Waveguide Cantilever Couplers." 2011 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS (CLEO)

2010

  • 2010, "Submilliwatt thermo-optic switches using free-standing silicon-on-insulator strip waveguides." OPTICS EXPRESS 18, no. 8,
  • 2010, "Sharp Fano Resonances From a Two-Mode Waveguide Coupled to a Single-Mode Ring Resonator." JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY 28, no. 20,
  • 2010, "Geometries for the Sensitive Optical Detection of Photogenerated Carriers in Silicon." IEEE JOURNAL OF QUANTUM ELECTRONICS 46, no. 5,
  • Ruege,Alexander,C; Baas,Larry; Blue,Thomas,E; Reano,Ronald,M, 2010, "Geometries for the Sensitive Optical Detection of Photogenerated Carriers in Silicon." IEEE JOURNAL OF QUANTUM ELECTRONICS 46, no. 5, 818-826 - 818-826.
  • Sun,Peng; Reano,Ronald,M, 2010, "Low-power optical bistability in a free-standing silicon ring resonator." OPTICS LETTERS 35, no. 8, 1124-1126 - 1124-1126.
  • 2010, "Cantilever couplers for fiber coupling to silicon photonic integrated circuits." SILICON PHOTONICS V 7606,
  • 2010, "Low-power optical bistability in a free-standing silicon ring resonator." OPTICS LETTERS 35, no. 8,
  • Ruege,Alexander,C; Reano,Ronald,M, 2010, "Sharp Fano Resonances From a Two-Mode Waveguide Coupled to a Single-Mode Ring Resonator." JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY 28, no. 20, 2964-2968 - 2964-2968.
  • Sun,Peng; Reano,Ronald,M, 2010, "Submilliwatt thermo-optic switches using free-standing silicon-on-insulator strip waveguides." OPTICS EXPRESS 18, no. 8, 8406-8411 - 8406-8411.

2009

  • K.-Y. Jung*, F. L. Teixeira, and R. M. Reano, 2009, "Surface plasmon coplanar waveguides: mode characteristics and mode conversion losses." IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 21, no. 10, 630-632 - 630-632.
  • HOFFMAN,G,B; Zhou,W; Sooryakumar,R; Reano,R,M, 2009, "Direct write of optical waveguides on chalcogenide thin films using electron beams." JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 27, no. 6, 2737-2741 - 2737-2741.
  • 2009, "Cantilever couplers for intra-chip coupling to silicon photonic integrated circuits." OPTICS EXPRESS 17, no. 6,
  • 2009, "Direct write of optical waveguides on chalcogenide thin films using electron beams." JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 27, no. 6,
  • 2009, "Multimode waveguide-cavity sensor based on fringe visibility detection." OPTICS EXPRESS 17, no. 6,
  • 2009, "Multimode Waveguides Coupled to Single Mode Ring Resonators." JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY 27, no. 12,

2008

  • 2008, "Slab waveguides and nanoscale patterning of pulsed laser-deposited Ge(0.2)Se(0.8) chalcogenide films." APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 93, no. 4,
  • 2008, "Vertical coupling between gap plasmon waveguides." OPTICS EXPRESS 16, no. 17,
  • Hoffman, G. B.*; Liu, W.; Zhao, W.; Sooryakumar, R.; Boolchand, P.; Reano, R. M., 2008, "Relief and Trench Formation on Chalcogenide Thin-Films Using Electron Beams." Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B 26, no. 6, 2478-2483 - 2478-2483.

2007

  • K.-Y. Jung*; Teixeira, F. L.; Reano, R. M., 2007, "Au/SiO2 nanoring plasmon waveguides at optical communication band." Journal of Lightwave Technology 25, no. 9, 2757-65 - 2757-65.

2006

  • 2006, "Real-time shape evolution of nanoimprinted polymer structures during thermal annealing." Nano Letters 6, no. 8,
  • 2006, "Pattern fidelity in nanoimprinted films using critical dimension small angle x-ray scattering." JOURNAL OF MICROLITHOGRAPHY MICROFABRICATION AND MICROSYSTEMS 5, no. 1,

2005

  • 2005, "Vector-component isolation of an arbitrary modulating electric field in zincblende electro-optic probes." JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS 22, no. 8,
  • 2005, "Sealed three-dimensional nanochannels." JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 23, no. 6,
  • 2005, "Effects of nanoimprinted patterns in tissue-culture polystyrene on cell behavior." JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 23, no. 6,
  • 2005, "Nanopattern-induced changes in morphology and motility of smooth muscle cells." BIOMATERIALS 26, no. 26,

2004

  • 2004, "Stability of functional polymers after plasticizer-assisted imprint lithography." JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 22, no. 6,
  • 2004, "Nonlinear thermo-optic model for the characterization of optical self-heating in electro-optic semiconductors." IEEE JOURNAL OF QUANTUM ELECTRONICS 40, no. 9,

2003

  • J. F. Whitaker, K. Yang, R. Reano, and L. P. B. Katehi, 2003, "Electro-optic probing for microwave diagnostics." IEICE Transactions on Electronics E86-C, no. 7, 1328-37 - 1328-37.

2002

  • 2002, "Global coupled EM-electrical-thermal simulation and experimental validation for a spatial power combining MMIC array." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 50, no. 12,

2001

  • 2001, "Simultaneous measurements of electric and thermal fields utilizing an electrooptic semiconductor probe." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 49, no. 12,

Presentations

  • "Optical interferometer for radiation detection." 2010,
  • "(Invited) Cantilever couplers for fiber coupling to silicon photonic integrated circuits." 2010,
  • "Nanoimprint Lithography of Photonic Integrated Circuits." 2007,
  • "(Invited) All-dielectric doubly resonant RF/optical degenerate band-edge crystal antenna." 2009,
  • "(Invited) Two and Three-Dimensional Fabrication Technologies for Integrated Optics." 2010,
  • "(Invited) Nanoimprint lithography and integrated optics." 2006,
  • "(Invited) Two and three dimensional structuring using nanoimprint lithography." 2006,
  • "(Invited) Two and three dimenisonal structuring using nanoimprint lithography." 2006,
  • "Photonics based nuclear radiation sensor." 2008,
  • "(Invited) Two and Three-Dimensional Structuring Using Nanoimprint Lithography." 2008,
  • "Photonics based nuclear radiation sensor." 2009,
  • "(Invited) Electromagnetic pulse intolerant RF receiver." 2009,
  • "Plasmonic Gap Waveguide Vertical Coupling." 2007,
  • "(Invited) Two and three dimensional structuring using nanoimprint lithography." 2005,

Papers in Proceedings

2010

  • "Realization of Near Optimally Sharp Lineshapes from a Two-Mode-Coupled Single-Mode Ring Resonator." in 23rd Annual Meeting of the IEEE Photonics-Society. (1 2010).
  • "Free-Standing Silicon Ring Resonator for Low Power Optical Bistability." in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS). (1 2010).
  • R. M. Reano and P. Sun* "(Invited) Cantilever couplers for fiber coupling to silicon photonic integrated circuits." in SPIE Silicon Photonics V (Photonics West). (1 2010).

2009

  • "Bend Loss Characterization of Direct Write Rib Waveguides Induced in Ge(0.2)Se(0.8) Chalcogenide Glass using Electron Beams." in 22nd Annual Meeting of the IEEE-Photonics-Society. (1 2009).
  • G. B. Hoffman*, W. Liu, W. Zhao, R. Sooryakumar, P. Boolchand, R. M. Reano "Direct Write Reliefs in Excess of One Micrometer on Chalcogenide Thin-Films Using Electron Beams." in 53rd International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication. (5 2009).
  • "Fabrication of Rib waveguides in Germanium-selenium chalcogenide glass through electron beam direct writing." (1 2009).
  • W. Zhou, G. Hoffman*, H. O. Colin, R. M. Reano, R. Sooryakumar, and P. Boolchand "Investigation of electron beam induced changes in glassy GexSe1-x thin films." in American Physical Society March Meeting Session T14: Disordered Systems, Glassy Dynamics, and Jamming. (3 2009). Paper T14.00013 - Paper T14.00013.
  • "Multimode waveguide-cavity integrated optics for sensors based on fringe visibility detection." (12 2009).
  • "Demonstration of a Multimode Waveguide-Cavity Biosensor Based on Fringe Visibility Detection." in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS 2009). (1 2009).
  • "Fiber Coupling to Silicon Waveguides Using Cantilever Couplers." in 22nd Annual Meeting of the IEEE-Photonics-Society. (1 2009).
  • "Tunable Lineshapes from a Two-Mode Waveguide Coupled to a Single Mode Resonator." in 22nd Annual Meeting of the IEEE-Photonics-Society. (1 2009).

2008

  • W. C. Liu, W. Zhou, G. Hoffman*, R. M. Reano, R. Sooryakumar, P. Boolchand "Growth and properties of amorphous GeSe films prepared by pulsed laser deposition (Abstract)." in American Physical Society March Meeting, Session W24: Glassy and Amorphous Systems. (3 2008).
  • "Relief and trench formation on chalcogenide thin films using electron beams." in 52nd International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication. (11 2008).
  • R. M. Reano and A. C. Ruege* "(Invited) Sensors based on multimode waveguide cavity systems." in Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (co-sponsored by IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society). (11 2008).
  • "Sharp visibility lineshapes from the multimode interaction of a two-mode waveguide coupled to a single mode resonator." (12 2008).
  • F. L. Teixeira, K.-Y. Jung*, B. Donderici, and R. M. Reano "(Invited) FDTD/FETD Modeling of Plasmonic Structures for Optical /CMOS Integration (Abstract)." in Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS). (7 2008).

2007

  • A. Ruege*, and R. M. Reano "Nanoimprint lithography of embedded multi-mode integrated optical resonators (Abstract)." in International Union of Radio Science, North American Radio Science Meeting, Special Session on Microscale and Nanoscale Electromagnetics (URSI Commission B). (7 2007).

2006

  • R. M. Reano and D. Daniel* "Extending electrical engineering research to undergraduates through a multi-media technology internship program." in American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference and Exposition. (6 2006).

2005

  • "Melting behavior of imprinted polymer nanostructures." in 230th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society. (8 2005).
  • "Pattern fidelity in nanoimprinted films using CD-SAXS." in Conference on Emerging Lithographic Technologies IX. (1 2005).
  • R. L. Jones, C. L. Soles, E. K. Lin, W. Hu, R. M. Reano, and S. W. Pang "Thermal Stability of Nanoimprinted Polymer Films." in 49th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication. (5 2005).
  • W. Hu, E. Yim, R. M. Reano, K. W. Leong, and S. W. Pang "Direct Imprint on Thick Polystyrene Cell-Culturing Dishes to Fabricate Three-Dimensional Nanotopography for Tissue Engineering." in 49th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication. (5 2005).

2004

  • C. L. Soles, R. L. Jones, R. M. Reano, and S. W. Pang "(Invited) Nanoimprint Lithography: Basic Materials Science for High Fidelity Patterning." in Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Symposium C: Innovations for Sub-100nm Lithography-Materials and Processes. (12 2004).

2003

  • "Electro/thermal measurements of RF MEMS capacitive switches." in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium. (1 2003).
  • "Resonant-cavity magnetic-field probe for mmwave frequency-domain spatial field mapping." in 13th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena. (1 2003).

2002

  • J. F. Whitaker, K. Yang, R. M. Reano, and L.P.B. Katehi "Electro-optic field-mapping as a diagnostic tool for microwave circuits and antenna arrays." in International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics. (11 2002). 73-76 - 73-76.
  • W. Thiel, K. Tornquist, R. M. Reano, and L. P. B. Katehi "A study of thermal effects in RF-MEM-switches using a time domain approach." in IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society International Symposium Digest. (6 2002). 235-238 - 235-238.
  • "Field-tunable probe for combined electric and magnetic field measurements." in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium. (1 2002).
  • "Measured and simulated electric, magnetic, and thermal field distributions of a patch antenna operating at high power." (8 2002).

2001

  • "Integrated electro-thermal probe." in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium. (1 2001).

2000

  • "Near-field characterization of parasitic and slotline mode coupling in a quasi-optical unit cell via electro-optic sampling." in 2000 IEEE Antennas-and-Propagation-Society International Symposium. (1 2000).

Patents

  • R. M. Reano, J. F. Whitaker, L. P. B. Katehi. "Method and apparatus for simultaneous measurement of electric field and temperature using an electrooptic semiconductor probe." Patent number: 6906506