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Joe C. Campbell

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office location and address
Thornton Hall, E219
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B. S. Physics, University of Texas, 1969
​M.S. Physics, University of Illinois, 1971
Ph.D. ​University of Illinois, 1973
Post-Doc ​University of Illinois, 1973 - 1974
Biography

Joe C. Campbell received the B.S. Degree in Physics for the University of Texas at Austin in 1969, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1971 and 1973, respectively. From 1974 to 1976 he was employed by Texas Instruments where he worked on integrated optics. In 1976 he joined the staff of AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey. In the Crawford Hill Laboratory he worked on a variety of optoelectronic devices including semiconductor lasers, optical modulators, waveguide switches, photonic integrated circuits, and photodetectors with emphasis on high-speed avalanche photodiodes for high-bit-rate lightwave systems. In January of 1989 he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering. In January of 2006, Professor Campbell moved to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville as the Lucian Carr Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Professor Campbell’s technical area is photodetectors. At present he is actively involved in single-photon-counting APDs, Si-based optoelectronics, high-speed low-noise avalanche photodiodes, high-power high-linearity photodiodes, ultraviolet analanche photodiodes, and solar cells. He has coauthored ten book chapters, 400 articles for refereed technical journals, and more than 400 conference presentations. Professor Campbell teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on lasers and optoelectronic components. In 2002 Professor was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.

EN-EE High Speed AttoJoule/Bit Passive and Active Nanophotonic Devices for Computing and Optical InterconnectsHigh Speed AttoJoule/Bit Passive and Active Nanophotonic Devices for Computing and Optical Interconnects
Source: The University of Texas at Austin
December 01, 2016 – November 30, 2022
AS-PHYS RAISE-EQuIP: Quantum mux/demux: the quantum optical frequency comb as a scalable quantum encoding resource
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
October 01, 2018 – September 30, 2022
Band engineering for high gain digital III-V Avalanche Photodiodes
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 15, 2019 – August 31, 2022
Hyperspectal Imaging on Photonic-Integrated-Circuits for Future Geocarb Missions
Source: The Regents of the University of California
March 15, 2021 – March 14, 2022
PATRONUS: Photonic Analog Transmitter On Nitride Unified Systems
Source: Quintessent Inc.
September 02, 2020 – March 02, 2022
Low Excess Noise Avalanche Photodetectors
Source: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, THE
September 01, 2017 – February 28, 2022
Neutron Dose Tolerant Solid-State Photomultiplier for Nuclear Imaging
Source: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
February 22, 2021 – November 21, 2021
Low-noise Electron Avalanching Photodiodes (LEAP)
Source: The University of Texas at Austin
September 30, 2020 – November 08, 2021
RAISE-TAQS: Photon-Number-Resolving Integrated Avalanche Photodiodes for Scalable Quantum Computing-Pfister
Source: The University of Texas at Austin
September 15, 2018 – October 31, 2021
The Solid-State Photomultiplier for the Nuclear Battlefield
Source: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
March 15, 2021 – October 14, 2021
High-linearity high-power Photoreceivers for High Dynamic Range RF Photonic Systems_YR04
Source: AIM Photonics
January 01, 2019 – July 09, 2021
Staircase Avalanche Photodiodes with Photon Extended Responsivity (SAPPER)
Source: The University of Texas at Austin
July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2021
EN-EE-AlInAsSb Staircase Photodectors
Source: The University of Texas at Austin
January 17, 2017 – April 16, 2021
Phase II: 1 Micron Fiber Optic Receiver for Mil-Aero Environment
Source: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.
January 01, 2019 – December 31, 2020
Dynamic Bias APD Receiver Array
Source: Nu Trek Inc
January 01, 2020 – September 14, 2020
Avalanche photodiode FPA receiver with dynamic biasing and low multiplication noise
Source: ALPHACORE, INC.
December 12, 2019 – September 14, 2020
Phase I: I/UCRC for Multi-Functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2020
Photodetectors for Optical to Microwave Transduction of Quantum Information
Source: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2020
EN-EE Integrated Optically Modulated Scanner
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
July 01, 2016 – June 30, 2020
Low-Noise Mid-wave Infrared Avalanche Photodiodes
Source: Lockheed Martin Corporation
June 19, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Ultra scaling of SPAD arrays for high-speed laser ranging
Source: Lightspin Technologies, Inc.
May 19, 2017 – May 18, 2020
Solar Blind Deep UV Avalanche Photo Detectors and Arrays
Source: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
March 18, 2019 – December 17, 2019
RF Photonics for Broadband Antenna Arrays
Source: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.
May 16, 2017 – October 31, 2019
Contributions for Membership in the Phase I: UCRC for Multi-Functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center
Source: Industry - Various
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2019
High-linearity high-power photodiodes for High Dynamic Range RF Photonic Systems
Source: AIM Photonics
January 01, 2018 – June 01, 2019
Ruggedized Wideband High Power Balanced Photodiode Receiver Phase II - Option
Source: Freedom Photonics, LLC
December 21, 2017 – January 24, 2019
The Ga-based Solid-State Photomultiplier
Source: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
April 09, 2018 – January 08, 2019
Avalanche Photodiodes for Tactical Biological Detectors
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Aro
September 15, 2017 – September 14, 2018
EN-MAE Mitigation of Thermal Resistance in High Power Photodiodes as a Means to Increase Device Performance
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2015 – August 31, 2018
EN-EE Fundamental Studies of Single Photon Detection with Avalanche Photodiodes
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Aro
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2018
Ultra Scaling of SPAD Arrays for High-Speed Laser Ranging
Source: Lightspin Technologies, Inc.
June 01, 2017 – February 02, 2018
InGAaS Photmultiplier Chip Photon Counting Array for 1550 nm Operation
Source: Lightspin Technologies, Inc.
July 01, 2017 – December 31, 2017
High-Power, High-Speed 1064 nm Photodiodes
Source: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.
July 01, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation
Source: AIM Photonics
January 01, 2016 – December 31, 2017
EN-EE High-Performance Photodiodes for Low-Noise Microwave Oscillators
Source: California Institute of Technology
November 05, 2013 – November 15, 2017
EN-EE High-Power, High-Speed Photodiodes
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
November 02, 2016 – August 31, 2017
EN-EE Single Photon Counting Detectors for Scalable Quantum Information Networks
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Aro
July 18, 2016 – July 17, 2017
EN-EE Packaging High Power Photodetectors for 100 MHz to 100 GHz RF Photonic Applications
Source: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.
September 17, 2015 – June 30, 2017
Dilute-Bismide Alloys for Low-Noise III-V APDs
Source: The University of Texas at Austin
April 01, 2011 – January 31, 2017
EN-EE Ruggedized Wideband High Power Balanced Photodiode Receiver Phase II
Source: Freedom Photonics, LLC
November 01, 2015 – January 02, 2017
EN- EE- Large-Area Near UV Detectors for Imaging Cosmic-Ray Fluorescence
Source: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
June 10, 2016 – November 30, 2016
EN-EE Micro-Optical Synthesizer
Source: University of California, Davis
March 26, 2015 – September 26, 2016
Avalance Photodiodes for Tactical Biological Detectors
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Aro
August 29, 2012 – August 28, 2016
AS-PHYS Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing with Continuous Variables
Source: U.S. DOD - Darpa
August 18, 2015 – August 17, 2016
High Power Hybrid Silicon Photodiode Modules
Source: Aurrion, Inc.
November 14, 2011 – February 14, 2016
EN-EE Photonic Coupled Antenna Arrays 1
Source: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.
August 01, 2015 – January 31, 2016
EN-EE Ultra Scaling of SPAD Arrays for High-Speed Laser Ranging
Source: Lightspin Technologies, Inc.
July 01, 2015 – January 31, 2016
EN-EE RF Photonics: High-Power, High-Speed Photodiodes
Source: U.S. DOD - Darpa
December 04, 2014 – December 03, 2015
EN-EE Next Generation Gamma/Neutron Detectors for Planetary Science
Source: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
July 19, 2013 – July 18, 2015
EN-EE Photonic Coupled Antenna Arrays
Source: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.
May 01, 2015 – June 15, 2015
EN-EE Photonic Coupled Anenna Arrays
Source: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.
April 01, 2015 – May 31, 2015
EFRC-Emerging Materials for Solar Energy Conversion and Solid State Lighting
Source: University of Southern California
August 01, 2009 – January 31, 2015
EN-EE Ruggedized Wideband High Power Balanced Photodiode Receiver
Source: Freedom Photonics, LLC
July 01, 2014 – December 31, 2014
EN-EE Photonic Coupled Antenna Arrays
Source: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.
April 15, 2014 – October 31, 2014
EN-EE High-Power High-Linearity Photodiodes
Source: Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
April 24, 2013 – July 29, 2014
EN-EE High-Power Photodiodes for RF Photonics Applications
Source: Freedom Photonics, LLC
December 01, 2013 – June 30, 2014
High-Power High-Linearity Photodiodes for Low-Noise Microwave Oscillator
Source: U.S. DOD - Army
August 30, 2012 – February 28, 2014
High-Power, Wide-Bandwidth Photodiodes
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
December 01, 2005 – January 31, 2014
Photodetector Technology for High-Power Optoelectronic Transmitters
Source: Harris Corporation, GCSD
September 01, 2011 – September 20, 2013
Photonic Integration for Coherent Optics (PICO)
Source: University of California, Santa Barbara
August 26, 2010 – August 25, 2013
Low-Noise, UV-to-SWIR Broadband Photodiodes for Large-Format Focal Plane Array Sensors
Source: Discovery Semiconductors, Inc.
June 03, 2011 – June 02, 2013
Front End Opto-Electronics for Future Radio Communications
Source: MicroLink Devices, Inc.
April 01, 2011 – March 17, 2013
ECE 5241: Optics and Lasers
Credits: 3
Reviews the electromagnetic principles of optics; Maxwell's equations; reflection and transmission of electromagnetic fields at dielectric interfaces; Gaussian beams; interference and diffraction; laser theory with illustrations chosen from atomic, gas and semiconductor laser systems; detectors including photomultipliers and semiconductor-based detectors; and noise theory and noise sources in optical detection. Prerequisite: ECE 3103, 3209, 3750.
ECE 6642: Optoelectronic Devices
Credits: 3
Optoelectronics merges optics and microelectronics. Optoelectronic devices and circuits have become core technologies for several key technical areas such as telecommunications, information processing, optical storage, and sensors. This course will cover devices that generate (semiconductor light emitting diodes and lasers), modulate, amplify, switch, and detect optical signals. Also included are solar cells, photonic crystals, and plasmonics.
ECE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.

National Academy of Engineering 2002

IEEE Photonics Award 2008

OSA/IEEE LEOS John Tyndall Award 2009

Heinrich Welker Medal 2015

International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors Quantum Device Award 2009

OSA Nicholas Holonyak Award 2003

IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award 2001

IEEE Millennium Medal 2000 

Fellow of Optical Society of America 1998

Fellow Member of IEEE 1990

Fellow of American Physical Society 2003

Fellow International Engineering Consortium 2008

AT&T Bell Laboratories Distinguished Member of Technical Staff 1985

Honorary Professor Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications 2002