Niloy Dutta

Research Interests

Our research is in the area of optoelectronic devices, semiconductor lasers, and telecommunication systems. Current research activities are investigation of: All-optical logic devices and encryption circuits operating at high data rate; Short pulse generation using fiber lasers; Supercontinuum generation using nonlinear effects in optical fibers and planar waveguides; and, Optical coherence tomography.



  • Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 1978
  • M.Sc., Physics, St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, 1974
  • B.Sc., Physics, St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi,, 1972


  • 1997-present: Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 1990-1997: Head of Optoelectronic Device Research Department, Bell Laboratories

Professional Societies

  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE), 1990-
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America, 1986-
  • Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), 1993-
  • Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, 1998-


  • 1995: LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award
  • 1998: Lucent President’s Award