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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

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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 nanoscienceWe are investigating optical metamaterialsplasmonics, metasurfaces 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.

Current research topics include metamaterials and metasurfaces for ocntrolling 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. 

 


Selected Publications

    Enhanced radiative emission from monolayer MoS2 films using a single plasmonic nanoantenna
    E. Palacios, S. Park, S. Butun, L. Lauhon, and K. Aydin

    Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 031101 (2017)
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    Identifying excitation and emission rate contributions to plasmon-enhanced photoluminescence from monolayer MoS2 using a tapered gold nanoantenna
    E. Palacios, S. Park, L. Lauhon, and K. Aydin
    ACS Photonics 4, 1602 (2017)
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    Quantifying plasmon-enhanced light absorption in monolayer WS2 films
    S. Butun, E. Palacios, J. Cain, Z. Liu, V. P. Dravid, and K. Aydin
    ACS Appl. Mat. & Int. 9, 15044 (2017).
     

    Wideband, zero-index metacrystal with high transmission at visible frequencies
    Z. Li, Z. Liu, and K. Aydin
    JOSA B 34, D13 (2017).

    Chiral-selective plasmonic metasurface absorbers operating at visible frequencies
    B. Tang, Z. Li, E. Palacios, Z. Liu, S. Butun, and K. Aydin
    IEEE Phot. Tech. Lett. 29, 295 (2017).

    Functional metal-insulator top contacts for Si-based color photodetectors
    S. Butun, and K. Aydin
    J. Appl. Phys. 120, 223102 (2016).
     

    Broadband asymmetric light transmission through tapered metallic gratings at visible frequencies
    B. Tang, Z. Li, Z, Liu, F. Callewaert, and K. Aydin
    Scientific Reports 6, 39166 (2016).
     

    Enhanced infrared transmission through gold nanoslit arrays via surface plasmons in continuous graphene
    Z. Liu, and K. Aydin
    Optics Express 24, 27882 (2016).
     

    Time-varying metasurfaces based on graphene micro-ribbon arrays
    Z. Liu, Z. Li, and K. Aydin
    ACS Photonics 3, 2035 (2016).
     

    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).

    Omnidirectional and broadband absorption enhancement from trapezoidal Mie resonators in semiconductor metasurfaces
    R. Pala, S. Butun, K. Aydin, and H. A. Atwater
    Scientific Reports 6, 31451 (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).
     

    Narrow band absorber based on a dielectric nanodisk array on silver film
    F. Callewaert, S. Chen, S. Butun, and K. Aydin
    J. of Optics 18, 075006 (2016).  

    Lithography-free transmission filters at ultraviolet frequencies using ultra-thin aluminum films
    Z. Li, S. Butun, K. Aydin
    J. of Optics 18, 065006 (2016).
      

    Asymmetric absorption and reflection in plasmonic nanohole arrays
    S. Butun, and K. Aydin
    ACS Photonics 2, 1652 (2015).
     

    Broadband metasurfaces for anomalous transmission and spectrum splitting at visible frequencies
    Z. Li, and K. Aydin
    EPJ Appl. Metamat. 2, 2 (2015).
     

    Unidirectional lasing from template-stripped two-dimensional plasmonic crystals
    A. Yang, Z. Li, M. P. Knudson, A. J. Hryn, W. Wang, K. Aydin, T. W. Odom
    ACS Nano9, 11582 (2015)
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    Omnidirectional, broadband light absorption using large-area, ultrathin lossy metallic film coatings
    Z. Li, H. Kocer, and K. Aydin
    Scientific Reports 5, 15137 (2015).

    Dynamically controlled plasmonic nano-antenna phased array utilizing vanadium dioxide
    G. Kaplan, K. Aydin, and J. Scheuer
    Optical Materials Express 5, 2513 (2015).
     

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

    Intensity tunable infrared broadband absorbers based on VO2 phase transition using planar layered thin films
    H. Kocer, S. Butun, E. Palacios, Z. Liu, S. Tongay, D. Fu, K. Wang, J. Wu, and K. Aydin
    Scientific Reports 5, 13384 (2015).

    Strong coupling between plasmonic gap modes and photonic lattice modes in DNA-assembled gold nanocube arrays
    Q.-Y. Lin,
    Z. Li, K. A. Brown, M. N. O’Brien, M. B. Ross,Y. Zhou, S. Butun, P.-C. Chen,G. C. Schatz,V. P. Dravid, K. Aydin*, C. A. Mirkin* (* corresponding authors)
    Nano Letters 15, 4699 (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).

    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).

    Reduced near-infrared absorption and thermal emission using ultra-thin lossy metals in Fabry-Perot cavities
    H. Kocer, S. Butun, and K. Aydin    
    Scientific Reports 5, 8157 (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).

    Structurally tunable absorption bands using ultrathin broadband plasmonic absorber
    S. Butun, and K. Aydin
    Optics Express 22, 19457 (2014). 

    Touching gold nanoparticle chain based plasmonic antenna arrays and metamaterials
    Z. Li, S. Butun, and K. Aydin
    ACS Photonics 1, 228 (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).