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Dr. Kar

Aravinda Kar, Ph.D.
Professor of Optics, MAE, ECE and Physics
Laser-Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Micro-Processing
Phone: 407-823-6921
E-mail: akar@creol.ucf.edu
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Biography

Aravinda Kar received his PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an Associate Professor of Optics, MMAE (Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering) and Physics at UCF. His research interest is Laser Advanced Materials Processing such as (1) Materials processing, synthesis and modeling, (2) Device structure fabrication and prototyping, (3) Laser-assisted manufacturing and micromachining and (4) Advanced manufacturing thermal science (Thermofluids analysis of manufacturing technology.

Research

    Lasers

    • Solid State Lasers
    • Ceramic Lasers
    • Semiconductor Lasers
    • EUV & X-ray Lasers
    • High Power Lasers
    • Ultrafast Lasers

    Semiconductor & Integrated Photonics

    • LEDs & Laser Diodes
    • Photovoltaics

    Imaging, Sensing & Display

    • Infrared Sensors & Systems

    Applications

    • Laser Fabrication & Lithography
    • Optical Sensing & Imaging
    • Laser Material Processing
    • Lasers in Medicine
    • Integrated-Optic Sensing
    • Optical, EUV & X-ray Lithography
    • Fiber Optic Sensing

Awards & Honors

    Fellow of the Laser Institute of America LIA Fellow 2005 Elected to the Board of Directors of the Laser Institute of America 2002 TIP (UCF’s Teaching Incentive Program) Award 2001 ICALEO’01 Student Paper Award Competition: Yonggang Li 2000 ICALEO’00 Student Paper Award Competition: Jihua Du 2000 Fifth Annual Tibbetts Award 2000 American Welding Society award Henry Grajon Prize: Jian Xie 1999 First Prize Student Paper Award Competition: Jihua Du 1999 ICALEO’99 Student Paper Award Competition: Franz Josef Kahlen

Selected Publications

2011- G. Lim and A. Kar "Effects of laser scans on the diffusion depth and diffusivity of gallium in n-type 4H-SiC during laser doping" Materials Science and Engineering B - Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials 176(8), pp. 660-668

2011- G. Lim, T. Manzur, and A. Kar "Optical response of laser-doped silicon carbide for an uncooled midwave infrared detector" Applied Optics 50(17), pp. 2640-2653

2010- A. Jocelyn, A. Kar, A. Fanourakis, T. Flower, M. Ackerman, A. Keevil, and J. Way "Indirect Versus Direct Heating of Sheet Materials: Superplastic Forming and Diffusion Bonding Using Lasers" Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 19(4), pp. 527-532

2010- G. Lim, U.P. DeSilva, N.R. Quick, A. Kar "Laser Optical Gas Sensor by Photoexcitation Effect on Refractive Index" Applied Optics 49(9), pp. 1563-1573

2009- C. Zhang, N. R. Quick and A. Kar "Diffractive Optical Elements for Pitchfork Beam Shaping" Optical Engineering, Vol. 48, 2009, pp. 078001

2009- A. Jocelyn, A. Kar, A. Fanourakis, T. Flower, M. Ackerman, A. Keevil, and J. Way "From technology push, to industrial pull: superplastic forming and diffusion bonding using lasers" Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik, vol. 40, no. 8, pp. 601-605

2009- G. Lim, U. P. DeSilva, N. R. Quick and A. Kar "Laser Optical Gas Sensor by Photoexcitation Effect on Refractive Index" Applied Optics

2009- G. Lim and A. Kar "Modeling of thermal barrier coating temperature due to transmissive radiative heating" Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 44, 2009, pp. 3589-3599

2009- G. Lim and A. Kar "Radiative properties of thermal barrier coatings at high temperatures" Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 42, 2009, p. 155412

2009- G. Lim, T. Manzur and A. Kar "Uncooled Mid-Wave Infrared Detector based on Optical Response of Laser-Doped Silicon Carbide" under preparation

Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Central Florida
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