Howard University

Dr. Bourama Toni, Chair
Howard University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
204 Academic Support Building B
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-6830

Faculty Office Hours

Mohammad Mahmood, Ph.D.

Department of Mathematics
Howard University 
Washington DC 20059

Room 223 ASB

Research Interests (both theory and experiments)
Nonlinear waves in optics, Plasmas and fluids; Nonlinear optics; Lasers; Optical solitons; High speed fiber optic communication and optical switching; Quantum Optics; Electromagnetics; Photonics; Semiconductor materials; Energetic Materials under extreme conditions of high pressures and temperatures; Optical Metamaterials and Photonic crystals; Atomic, molecular and laser spectroscopy; Broad band Optical(BBO) and Coherent Antistokes Raman Spectroscopy(CARS); Cosmic Rays; Mathematical Physics; Applied Mathematics; Bioinformatics; Quantum Communication

Some Recent Refereed Journal Publications (theory and experiments)

  1. Optical Properties of Fluid Hydrogen at the Transition to a Conducting State, Stewart McWilliams, D. Allen Dalton, Mohammad F. Mahmood, Alexander F. Goncharov, Physical Review Letters, vol. 116, 255501 (2016).
  2. Raman Solitons in Nanoscale Optical Waveguides with Metamaterials having Polynomial Law Nonlinearity, Yanan Xu, Pablo Suarez, Daniela Milovic, Kaisar R. Khan, Mohammad F. Mahmood, Anjan Biswas and Milivoj Belic, J. Modern Optics, vol. 63, no. 53, 532 (2016).
  3. Wavelength Selective Supercontinuum Signal Generated from Photonic Crystal Fibers for Microscopic Object Detection, Kaisar R. Khan, Mohammad F. Mahmood, Anjan Biswas, Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, vol. 11, no. 4, 497-505 (2016).
  4. Singular Optical Solitons in Parabolic Dual Power Law Media, Jose-Vega Guzman, Mohammad F. Mahmood, Qin Zhou, Luminita Moraru, Stephen Johnson, Anjan Biswas, Milivoj Belic, J. Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, vol. 13, 4825 (2016).
  5. Soliton Propagation Through Nanoscale Waveguides in Optical Metamaterials, Yanan Xu, Michelle Savescu, Kaisar R. Khan, Mohammad F. Mahmood, Anjan Biswas, Milivoj Belic, Optics and Laser Technology vol. 77, 177 (2016). (Invited Paper)
  6. Opacity and Conductivity Measurements in Noble Gases at Conditions of Planetary and Stellar Interiors, R.S. McWilliams, D.A. Dalton, Z. Konopkova, Mohammad F. Mahmood, A.R. Goncharov, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA, vol. 112 (26), 7925-30 (2015).
  7. Nonlinear Pulse Propagation in Optical Metamaterials, Kaisar R. Khan, Mohammad F. Mahmood, Anjan Biswas, Milivoj Belic, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, vol. 12, no. 11, 4837-4841 (2015).
  8. Optical Solitons with Spatio-Temporal Dispersion, Jose-Vega Guzman, E.M. Hilal, A.A. Alshaery, A.H. Bhrawy, Mohammad F. Mahmood, Luminita Moraru, Anjan Biswas, Proceedings of the Romanian Academy, Series A, vol. 16, no. 1, 41-46 (2015).
  9. Coherent Super-Continuum Generation in Photonic Crystal Fibers at Visible and Near Infrared Wavelengths, Kaisar R. Khan, Mohammad F. Mahmood, Anjan Biswas, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 20, issue 5, 7500309 (2014).
  10. Probing the Different Spatial Scales of Kel F-800 Polymeric Glass Under Pressure, Elissaios Stavrou, Muhtiar Ahart, Mohammad F. Mahmood, Alexander F. Goncharov, Scientific Reports (NATURE), vol. 3, 1290 (2013).

Advisees: Postdoctoral Fellows
Peng Chen (2008-2009); Ryan Stewart McWilliams (2009-2011); Elissaios Stavrou (2011-2013); Nicholas Holtgrewe (2013-present); Jose-Vega Guzman (2014-2016)

Department of Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences