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Research Interests

The research program in the Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices Lab, led by Prpfeassor Aydin, is mainly focused on the broad area of nanophotonics, an emerging field strategically positioned at the intersection of electrical engineering, applied physics, materials science and nanoscience. The Lab is investigating optical metamaterials, plasmonics, metasurfaces and solid-state nanophotonics to understand the interaction between light and nanoscale photonic materials and to control and manipulate these interactions at will. Their ultimate aim is to design, fabricate and characterize metamaterials and nanophotonic devices with novel optical and photonic functionalities.

Current research topics include metamaterials and metasurfaces for controlling light at the subwavelength scale, plasmonic materials and devices for absorption engineering, two-dimensional materials for plasmonic and optoelectronic application, inverse design of compact millimeter wave and optical metadevices, hybrid, active and tunable nanophotonic devices based on phase transition materials.

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, PhD, Bilkent University

… → 2008

Physics, MS, Bilkent University

… → 2004

Physics, BS, Bilkent University

… → 2002

Research interests

  • Metamaterials
  • Metasurfaces
  • Nanophotonics
  • Optical metamaterials
  • Plasmonics
  • Solid-state nanophotonics

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Research Output

Polarization Reflector/Color Filter at Visible Frequencies via Anisotropic α-MoO3

Wei, C., Abedini Dereshgi, S., Song, X., Murthy, A., Dravid, V. P., Cao, T. & Aydin, K., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Optical Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Phase engineering and optical properties of 2D MoSe 2: Promise and pitfalls

    Hanson, E. D., Lilley, L. M., Cain, J. D., Hao, S., Palacios, E., Aydin, K., Wolverton, C. M., Meade, T. J. & Dravid, V. P., Mar 1 2019, In : Materials Chemistry and Physics. 225, p. 219-226 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Polarization dependent, plasmon-enhanced infrared transmission through gold nanoslits on monolayer black phosphorus

    Deng, G., Dereshgi, S. A., Song, X. & Aydin, K., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics. 36, 8, p. F109-F116

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Stimuli-Responsive DNA-Linked Nanoparticle Arrays as Programmable Surfaces

    Myers, B. D., Palacios, E., Myers, D. I., Butun, S., Aydin, K. & Dravid, V. P., Jul 10 2019, In : Nano letters. 19, 7, p. 4535-4542 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Thermally tuning infrared light scattering using planar layered thin films and space gradient metasurface

    Kocer, H., Ozer, A., Butun, S., Wang, K., Wu, J., Kurt, H. & Aydin, K., May 1 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 25, 3, 8648189.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations