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Tony F. Levi

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Professor of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics and Physics


  • 1983, PhD, Physics, Cambridge University
  • 1980, Bachelors, Physics, University of Sussex


Tony Levi joined the USC faculty in mid-1993 after working for 10 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. He invented hot electron spectroscopy, discovered ballistic electron transport in heterostructure bipolar transistors, demonstrated room temperature operation of unipolar transistors with ballistic electron transport, created the first microdisk laser, and carried out work in parallel fiber optic interconnect components in computer and switching systems. His current research interests include high-performance electronic and photonic systems, RF photonics, very small lasers and modeling their behavior, and optimal design of small electronic and photonic systems. To date he has published over 200 scientific papers, several book chapters, is author of the book 'Applied Quantum Mechanics', and holds 17 U.S. patents

Research Summary

Dr. Levi's current research projects include Adaptive Quantum Design, Microdisk lasers, Microphotonic RF receiver and Fiber-to-the-processor

  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

  • KAP 132
  • Kaprielian Hall
  • 3620 South Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 2533

  • (213) 740-7318

  • alevi@usc.edu

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