Janice Hudgings

Janice Hudgings

Professor of Physics
Associate Dean of Faculty

Office: 209 Kendade Hall
Phone: 413-538-2206
Email: Janice Hudgings

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 1999 (EE)
Ph.D. Thesis: Optoelectronics for High Speed Optical Communications Networks

Prof. Hudgings arrived at Mount Holyoke in 1999.

Current Research

The optoelectronics group at Mount Holyoke College studies the device physics of a range of semiconductor and organic devices, including lasers, photonic integrated circuits, plasmonic devices and organic transistors.  Our research increasingly focuses on questions related to sustainable energy, including the development of energy efficient lighting and next generation solar cells. To probe the internal physics of working optoelectronic devices, we have developed a sub-micron-resolution 2D and 3D thermal imaging technique. These thermal images can be used to identify electrical defects in solar cells, to map the current density in light emitting diodes, and to probe the internal optical power distribution in a photonic circuit.  Learn more...