Dr. Morris is trained in electrical engineering and her expertise lies in optics and electronics. Her research experience spans the areas of lasers, fiber optics, optical sensing, and electrical and optical instrumentation. She has designed and built fiber optic and electro-optical systems for navigational sensing, performed optical validation and design for telecommunications applications, and has extensive experience with laser and broadband illumination systems.
Before joining Exponent, Dr. Morris developed and tested the first polarization-maintaining hollow-core fiber-optic gyroscope as a graduate student at Stanford University. As part of this work, she did extensive testing of novel fiber technologies and investigated the opto-mechanical properties of many fiber-connection methods. Concurrent with this work, she developed new models for both understanding and optimizing this complex opto-electrical system. Dr. Morris also has research experience designing and prototyping optical resonators for in-vivo sensing applications. During her work at Finisar, she performed optical design and validation for coherent telecommunications transceivers.
Dr. Morris’ areas of expertise include:
- Custom optical and electro-optical system design
- Hardware instrumentation
- Fiber optics
- Model development and signal processing in Matlab and Python
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2020
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2016
- Sc.B., Electrical Engineering, Brown University, 2013
Tau Beta Pi, 2013
Morris TA, Digonnet MJF. Discrete model of backscattering drift in fiber optic gyroscopes. Journal of Lightwave Technology 2020; 2969177.
Morris TA, Digonnet MJF. Broadened-laser-driven polarization-maintaining hollow-core fiber optic gyroscope. Journal of Lightwave Technology 2019; 294923.
Morris TA, Wheeler JM, Grant MJ, Digonnet MJF. Advances in optical gyroscopes. SPIE EWOFS 2019; 111990T.
Engineering Intern, Finisar, 2018
Technical IP Clerk, Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor, & Hunt, 2013
Optical Society of America (OSA), Member
Journal of Lightwave Technology