Oakes Ames Associate Professor of Physics
Joined Connecticut College: 2009
B.A., Connecticut College; M.S.E.E., Ph.D., Brown University
Free-space optical communication
Semiconductor device physics with emphasis on lasers and detectors
Plasmonic structures for gas and liquid sensing
Bio-imagers for optogenetic applications
Mohamed Diagne joined the Connecticut College faculty in 2009 as the Oakes Ames Associate Professor of Physics.
He teaches General Physics labs (sections 1 and 3), Concepts in Contemporary Physics, Classical Mechanics and Formalism of the Quantum Theory (required for deeper understanding and further studies in contemporary physics.)
A recent article by Professor Diagne is "Integrated Array of 2µm Antimonide-based Single-Photon Counting Devices," M. A. Diagne, M. Greszik, M. J. Manfra, R. J. Bailey, J. J. Zayhowski, J. P. Donnelly, E. K. Duerr, G. W. Turner, 2010, submitted to Optics Express.
He received a 2009-2012 National Science Foundation grant for collaborative research: "Active Plasmonics for Mid-Infrared Sensing."
He recently delivered a lecture, "Geiger-mode APD arrays at 2-micron," at the Photonics workshop at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Other recent activities of Professor Diagne include:
- Organizing the Connecticut College Department of Physics lectures: With Michel Devoret, Yale University (2009), and "The Physics of Information"; with Dr Charles Wynn, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (2009), "Laser-based Remote Detection of Trace Explosives."
- Review of articles, “High-speed photo detectors for FSOC applications” and “Polarization-dependent surface emitting lasers,” for the American Physical Society (APS)
- Review of 12 proposals for the National Science Foundation
- Participation in an admission recruiting visit to DeWitt-Clinton School in New York City as part of the NSF-STEM program.
- Organized two seminars for the Physics department and coordinated student gatherings
- As chair of the Society of Physics Students chapter at Connecticut College, organized a ceremony to induct two students into the chapter.
Professor Diagne is a member of the following scholarly societies:
- MRS (Materials Research Society) member, 2005-Present
- LEOS (Lasers and Electro-Optics Society), 2001-Present
- IEEE (Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers) member, 1999-Present
- OSA (Optical Society of America) member, 1998-Present
- National Physics Honor Society Sigma Pi Sigma, 1997- Present
Read the Fall 2009 CC:Magazine's article "Laser Focus," about Mohamed Diagne.