Chris Hessenius

Chris Hessenius

Assistant Research Professor of Optical Sciences
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Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

Specific Research Interests: 

  • Semiconductor materials.
  • High-power semiconductor lasers. 
  • Extended cavity lasers.
  • Nonlinear optical devices. 
  • Pulsed lasers.
  • Intracavity sum and difference frequency generation.


  • Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 2013
  • M.S.E.E., University of Southern California, 2006
  • B.S.E.E., University of Southern California, 2003