Pierre-Alexandre Blanche received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Liege, Belgium in 1999 in the field of nonlinear optics and holography. He then held a postdoctoral position at the University of Arizona where he developed new refreshable holographic recording materials called photorefractive polymers. He helped creating a company manufacturing large volume phase gratings for the optics industry, astronomers, and space applications. Blanche joined back the University of Arizona in 2005 where he serves as an assistant research professor, and is developing a holographic 3D display based on photorefractive polymers. His fields of interest are diffraction optics, 3D display, nonlinear and photonics materials.
Biography Updated on 6 November 2012