Hong Lin

Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics


Physics and Astronomy

Carnegie Science Hall, Room 327



Ph. D. Physics, Bryn Mawr College (1991), M.S. Physics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1986), B.S. Physics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1982)

My research interests are the dynamics in lasers and nonlinear optical systems. In recent years I have focused on nonlinear dynamics and their applications in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers.

Courses Taught:

  • Classical Physics (107)
  • Modern Physics (Phys 108)
  • First-Year Seminar (FYS 274)
  • Laboratory of Introductory Physics (Phys 107L & 108L)
  • Alternative Introduction to Physics (s25)
  • Newtonian Mechanics (Phys 211)
  • Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves (Phys 222)
  • Laboratory Physics I and II (Phys 231-232)
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics (Phys 301)
  • Quantum Mechanics (Phys 308)
  • Classical and Contemporary Optics (Phys 373)
  • Quantum Theory (Phys 409)
  • Seminar in Theoretical Physics: Fourier Optics and Holography (s45)
  • Advanced Mechanics (Phys 412)
  • and independent study, senior theses