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James Toney

  • Lecturer, Dept of Engineering Education
  • 211 Hitchcock Hall
    2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210


Ph.D., Applied Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998

M.S., Physics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1994

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1984

Research Areas

Electro-optics; electric field sensing; photonic device modeling; wide-band gap semiconductor nuclear radiation detectors

Selected Publications, Patents, and Presentations

J.E. Toney, A. Pollick, J. Retz, V.E. Stenger, and S. Sriram, “Polarization Mode Converters in ZnO-diffused LiNbO3 Waveguides,” Optical Engineering (2019) 

J.E. Toney, V.E. Stenger, A. Pollick, S. Sriram, “Operating Point Correction for Mach Zehnder Interferometer-based Electro-optic E-field Sensors,” OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress, San Jose, June 25-27, 2019

J.E. Toney and A. Jayakumar, “Utilizing the Full Range of MATLAB Capabilities in the Classroom”, ASEE North Central Section Meeting, Grand Rapids, March 22-23, 2019.

J. E. Toney, A. Pollick, V.E. Stenger, and S. Sriram, “Operating Point Control of Mach Zehnder Interferometer-Based Electric Field Sensors by Power-Over-Fiber,” 2nd International Workshop on Photonics Applied to Electromagnetic Measurements, Zurich, October 5-6, 2017.

B. Walkenhorst, V. Rodriquez, and J. Toney, “Characterization of Photonics E-Field Sensor as a Near-Field Probe,” 39th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association, Atlanta, October 15 – 20, 2017.

V.E. Stenger, J. Toney, A. Pollick, D. Brown, B. Griffin, R. Nelson, and S. Sriram, “Low Loss and Low Vpi Thin Film Lithium Niobate on Quartz Electro-optic Modulators,” 43rd European Conference on Optical Communication, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 17-21, 2017.

J.E. Toney, A. Pollick, J. Retz, S. Sriram, “Noncontact Electro-optic Near Field Probe for Surface Electric Field Profiling,” IEEE Sensors Conference, Orlando, October 31 – November 3, 2016.

J.E. Toney, Tutorial: “Photonic Electric Field Sensors,” IEEE Sensors Conference, Orlando, October 31, 2016.

J.E. Toney, A. Pollick, J. Retz, V.E. Stenger, J.V. DeLombard, and S. Sriram, “ZnO-diffused Lithium Niobate Waveguide Polarization Controller,” SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, February 15, 2016.

J.E. Toney, Lithium Niobate Photonics, Boston: Artech House, 2015.

J. E. Toney and S. Sriram, “PPLN Waveguides Perform Quantum Frequency Conversion,” Laser Focus World, May 2015, pp. 60 – 63.

J.E. Toney, V.E. Stenger, A. Pollick, J. Retz, P. Pontius, and S. Sriram, “Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Waveguides for Quantum Frequency Conversion,” Comsol Conference, Boston, October 8-10, 2014.

J.E. Toney, A. Tarditi, A. Pollick, P. Pontius, S. Sriram, and S.A. Kingsley, “Detection of Energized Structures with an Electro-Optic Electric Field Sensor,” IEEE Sensors Journal 14 (2014), pp. 1364-9

J.E. Toney, V.E. Stenger, J. Busch, P. Pontius, M. Clabough, A. Pollick and S. Sriram, “Quasi-phase-matched Electro-Optic Modulators for High-speed Signal Processing,” Proc. SPIE 8647, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems II, Photonics West, San Francisco, January 2013

J.E. Toney, V.E. Stenger, S. Kingsley, A. Pollick and S. Sriram, “Advanced Materials and Device Technology for Photonic Electric Field Sensors,” Proc. SPIE 8519, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Applications VI, Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego, August 2012 [invited]

J.E. Toney, M. Shnider, N. Smith, P. Pontius, J. Busch, V.E. Stenger and S. Sriram, “Low-Voltage, High-Speed Electro-Optic Scanner and Switch in Crystal-Ion-Sliced Thin-Film Lithium Niobate,” Proc. SPIE 8497, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VI, Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego, August 2012

J. E. Toney, V.E. Stenger, P. Pontius, N. Smith, A. Pollick, B. Sadani, H. Lu, M.-P. Bernal, S. Sriram, “Photonic Crystal Electro-optic Devices in Engineered Thin Film Lithium Niobate Substrates,” SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing 2012, Photonic Microdevices/Microstructures for Sensing IV, April 2012

J.E. Toney, “Multiphysics Modeling of Electro-Optic Devices,” Comsol Conference, Boston, October 2011

J.E. Toney, “Incorporation of Nonlinearity and Dispersion into Time-dependent Optical Propagation Models,” Comsol Conference, Boston, October 2008

J.E. Toney, “Wavelength separation devices incorporating multi-barrier photonic heterostructures,” U.S. Patent #6934441, August 2004

J.E. Toney, “Multi-barrier photonic heterostructure,” U.S. Patent #6940637, July 2004

J.E. Toney and C.M. Baer, “Fully Differential Readout Electronics for Coplanar-Grid Detectors,” in Hard X-ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics V, eds. L.A. Franks, A. Burger, R.B. James and P.L. Hink, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 5198, pp. 172-81 (2004)

T. E. Schlesinger, J.E. Toney, H. Yoon, E.Y. Lee, B.A. Brunett, L. Franks, and R.B. James, “Cadmium Zinc Telluride and its Use as a Nuclear Radiation Detector Material,” Materials Science and Engineering R: Reports 32 (2001), pp. 103-189.

J.E. Toney, “Photoluminescence Spectroscopy” in Methods of Materials Research, eds. E.N. Kaufmann, R. Abbaschian, A. Bocarsly, C.-L. Chien, D. Dollimore, B. Doyle, A. Goldman, R. Gronsky, S. Pearton and J. Sanchez (New York: Wiley, 2000), pp. 8b.1.1-8b.1.7

J.E. Toney, T.E. Schlesinger, and R.B. James, “Optimal Bandgap Variants of Cd1-xZnxTe for High-Resolution X-ray and Gamma-ray Spectroscopy,” Nuclear Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 428 (1999), pp. 14 – 24.