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Koray Aydin

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road, L359
Tech Room L391
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-3055Email Koray Aydin

Website

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Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices Lab


Departments

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


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Education

Ph.D. in Physics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

M.S. in Physics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B.S. in Physics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey


Research Interests

The research program in the Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices Lab is mainly focused on the broad area of nanophotonics, an emerging field strategically positioned at the intersection of electrical engineeringapplied physicsmaterials science and nanoscience

We are investigating optical metamaterialsplasmonics, and solid-state nanophotonics to understand the interaction between light and nanoscale photonic materials and to control and manipulate these interactions at will. Our ultimate aim is to designfabricate and characterize metamaterials and nanophotonic devices with novel optical and photonic functionalities. We are exploring and investigating metamaterials and metasurfaces, plasmonic materials and devices, two-dimensional materials for optoelectronics, inverse design of nanophotonic devices, and hybrid, active and tunable nanophotonic devices.

 


Selected Publications

    Inverse design of an ultra-compact broadband optical diode based on asymmetric spatial mode conversion

    F. Callewaert, S. Butun, Z. Li, and K. Aydin

    Scientific Reports 6, 32577 (2016)  

    Localized surface plasmons in nanostructured monolayer black phosphorus

    Z. Liu, and K. Aydin
    Nano Letters 16, 3457 (2016)  

    Ultrawide angle, directional spectrum splitting visible-frequency versatile metasurfaces
    
Z. Li, E. Palacios, S. Butun, and K. Aydin
    Advanced Optical Materials 4, 953 (2016). 

    Omnidirectional, broadband light absorption using large-area, ultrathin lossy metallic film coatings
    
Z. Li, H. Kocer, and K. Aydin
    Scientific Reports 5, 15137 (2015).
 

    Nanostructured Silicon Success
    K. Aydin
    Nature Photonics 9, 353 (2015)
 

    Thermal tuning of infrared resonant absorbers based on hybrid gold-VO2 nanostructures
    H. Kocer*, S. Butun*, B. Banar, K. Wang, S. Tongay, J. Wu, and K. Aydin
    Appl. Phys. Lett., 106, 161104 (2015). 

    ­­­Enhanced light emission from large-area monolayer MoS2 using plasmonic nanodisc arrays
    S. Butun, S. Tongay and K. Aydin
    Nano Letters, 15, 2700 (2015).
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    Visible-frequency metasurfaces for broadband anomalous reflection and high-efficiency spectrum splitting
    Z. Li, E. Palacios, S. Butun, and K. Aydin
    Nano Letters, 15, 1615 (2015). 

    Large-area, lithography-free super absorbers and color filters at visible frequencies using ultrathin metallic films
    Z. Li, S. Butun, and K. Aydin
    ACS Photonics, 2, 183 (2015) 

    Ultra-narrow band absorbers based on surface lattice resonances in nanostructured metal surfaces
    Z. Li, S. Butun, and K. Aydin
    ACS Nano, 8, 8242 (2014) 

    Broadband, polarization-independent resonant light absorption using ultrathin, plasmonic super absorbers

    K. Aydin, V. E. Ferry, R. M. Briggs, and H. A. Atwater
    Nature Communications, 2, 517 (2011)