Rui Q. Yang




CEC 443


(405) 325-7361


Rm 218 Carson Engineering Center
202 W.Boyd St.
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-1023


(405) 325-4721


(405) 325-7066




Rui Q. Yang received the B.Sc. degree in physics from Zhejiang University in 1982, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Nanjing University in 1984 and 1987, respectively.

Dr. Yang has worked at universities, companies, and federal laboratories with research activities ranging from condensed matter physics to semiconductor quantum devices such as tunneling diodes, mid-infrared lasers and detectors, distributed feedback (DFB) lasers and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). In addition to his extensive experience, he is the inventor of interband cascade (IC) lasers. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma in 2007, he was a Principal Member of Engineering Staff and a Task Manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he led the development of advanced mid-infrared interband cascade lasers for applications in Earth sciences and planetary explorations. He received the Edward Stone Award in 2007 from JPL for outstanding research publication and the successful accelerated infusion of cutting-edge interband cascade semiconductor laser technology into flight mission readiness. He has authored/co-authored more than 90 refereed journal articles and one book chapter with over 100 conference contributions, invited seminars, and talks.

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Selected Publications