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Elena Nicolescu
Elena Nicolescu

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Contact Information for Ms. Elena Nicolescu

Office: 412 #15 MRC
Email: enicole@ncsu.edu
Phone: 704-763-1980

Academic Background

BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2006 PhD in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2011


Current Research

The overarching theme of my research is exploring novel filtering approaches based on Polarization Gratings(PGs) that yield simple, low-cost, polarization-insensitive alternatives to conventional optical filtering techniques.

Taking advantage of the unique properties of PGs (including polarization insensitivity, 100% diffraction efficiency, wide tuning range, modulation with small applied voltage, etc), we can address the optical filtering needs for various application areas and in terms of key filtering parameters. Some of the key parameters we focus on include: net throughput, bandwidth, transition width, tuning range, stop-band noise, physical size and cost of the system. Our filters can be useful for a wide range of application areas including compact spectroscopy, remote sensing, hyper spectral imaging, medical imaging, and telecom networks.

Journal Publications

  • E Nicolescu and MJ Escuti, “Polarization-independent tunable optical filters using bilayer polarization gratings”, Applied Optics, vol. 49, no. 20, pp. 3900-3904, 2010.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  • E Nicolescu, C Mao, A Fardad and MJ Escuti, “Polarization-insensitive variable optical attenuator and wavelength blocker using liquid crystal polarization gratings”, Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 28, no. 21, pp. 3121-3127, 2010.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

  • E. Nicolescu and M. Escuti, Polarization-insensitive, stacked, liquid crystal polarization grating bandpass Filters , Proceedings of SPIE - Photonics West Conference, vol. 7934, no. 79340V, 2011.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  • E Nicolescu and MJ Escuti, Polarization-independent tunable optical filters based on bilayer polarization gratings, Proceedings of the SPIE - Optics & Photonics Conference, vol. 7050, art. no. 705018, 2008.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  • E Nicolescu and MJ Escuti, Polarization-independent tunable optical filters based on liquid crystal polarization gratings, Proceedings of the SPIE - Optics & Photonics Conference, vol. 6654, no. 665405, 2007.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  • E Nicolescu and MJ Escuti, Portable spectrophotometer based on polarization independent tunable optical filters, Proceedings of the SPIE - Optics & Photonics Conference, vol. 6661, no. 666105, 2007.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)


  • E. Nicolescu, S. Fu, and M.J. Escuti, Bilayer Polarization Gratings for Polarization- Independent Tunable Optical Filters, International Liquid Crystal Conference, 2008. (Poster Presentation)
  • E.Nicolescu and M.J.Escuti, SimplifiedSpectrometersBasedOnPolarization-Independent Liquid Crystal Filters, SPIE/OSA Optics in the Southeast Conference,2006. (Poster Presentation)