Larry Coldren

Larry Coldren

Professor Emeritus Research Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials


(805) 893.4486
3205F Engineering Sciences Building

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Member of : 

National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Inventors

Fellow of: 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Optical Society of America (OSA), National Academy of Inventors (NAI)


Heinrich Welker Award, International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS); David Sarnoff Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Aron Kressel Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; John Tyndall Award, Optical Society of America; Nick Holonyak Jr. Award, Optical Society of America


Electronic and Photonic Materials

Research currently focuses on components and fabrication techniques for III-V semiconductor photonic integrated circuits, including vertical-cavity lasers, widely tunable lasers and wavelength converters for applications in optical communication, switching, and sensing.


Institute for Energy Efficiency; Optoelectronics Research Group; Optoelectronics Technology Center


PhD Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
BS Electrical Engineering, Bucknell University
BA  Physics, Bucknell University