Kelly Simmons Potter

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Optical Sciences
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ECE 404
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Arizona
1230 E. Speedway Blvd.
P.O. Box 210114
Tucson, AZ 85721

Specific Research Interests: 

  • Development of elements for integrated optical systems using both optically active and passive novel photowritable materials.
  • Examination of single- and multiphoton processes leading to both linear and nonlinear response in optical materials as a result of exposure to either ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.
  • Research into the impact of defect physics on material optical behavior, waveguide device design and optical device performance.


  • Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 1994
  • M.S., The University of Arizona, 1990
  • B.S., Florida State University, 1986