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Kevin Lear, PhD

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Collaborative Interest

My lab focuses on photonic biosensors as well as components and systems for high speed optical communication. Broadly known as the CSU Optoelectronics Group, we study both vertical cavity and planar waveguide based optoelectronic devices. Within those subgroups, studies are focused on local evanescent array coupled (LEAC) waveguide biosensors, on-chip optical interconnects, optofluidic intracavity spectroscopy (OFIS), fluidic intracavity laser diode (FILD) sensors, high speed VCSELs for chip-to-chip optical interconnects, non-linear effects in VCSEL based multimode fiber links, and fluorescence based fiber optic sensors.


I am interested in collaborating in the following areas:

  • Photonic Biosensors
  • Microsystems Integration Including Microfluids
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Optoelectronic Devices Including Laser Diodes
  • Waveguides and Photodetectors
  • Optical Interconnects and Communications Systems
  • Semiconductor Devices and Fabrication
  • licensing our technologies
Selected Issued Patents

*Assignee other than Colorado State Research Foundation

Patent list generated using Google Patents; Last updated on August 31, 2021.

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