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Koray Aydin

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact

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

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Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices Lab


Departments

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Affiliations

PhD Program in Applied Physics


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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 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. 

 


Selected Publications

    “Tunable fluorescence from dye-modified DNA-assembled plasmonic nanocube arrays”
    C. Y. Zheng, E. Palacios, W. Zhou, W. Hadibrata, L. Sun, Z. Huang, G. C. Schatz*, K. Aydin*, and C. A. Mirkin*
    Adv. Mat. 31, 1904448 (2019)

    “Two-photon direct laser writing of inverse-designed free-form near-infrared polarization beamsplitter”
    H. Wei, F. Callewaert, W. Hadibrata, V. Velev, Z. Liu, P. Kumar, K. Aydin* and S. Krishnaswamy*
    Adv. Opt. Mat. 7, 1900513 (2019)

    “Stimuli-Responsive DNA-linked Nanoparticle Arrays as Programmable Surfaces”
    B. D. Myers, E. Palacios, D. Myers, S. Butun, K. Aydin, and V. P. Dravid
    Nano Lett. 19, 4535 (2019)

    “Dynamic infrared thin-film absorbers with tunable absorption intensity based on VO2 phase transition”
    Z. Liu, B. Banar, S. Butun, H. Kocer, K. Wang, J. Wu, and K. Aydin
    Opt. Mat. Exp. 8, 2151 (2018).

    “DNA-Mediated Size-selective Nanoparticle Assembly for Multiplex Surface Encoding”
    Q.-Y. Lin, E. Palacios, W. Zhou, Z. Li, J. A. Mason, Z. Liu, P-C. Cheng, V. P. Dravid*, K. Aydin*, and C. Mirkin*
    Nano Lett. 18, 2645 (2018)

    “Inverse-designed stretchable metalens with tunable focal distance”
    F. Callewaert, V. Velev, S. Jiang, A. V. Sahakian, P. Kumar, and K. Aydin
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 091102 (2018)

    “Biaxial hyperbolic metamaterials based on multilayer anisotropic black phosphorus and gold thin films”
    X. Song, Z. Liu, Y. Xiang, K. Aydin
    Opt. Express 26, 5469 (2018)

    “Building Superlattices from Individual Nanoparticles Via Template-Confined DNA-Mediated Assembly”
    Q.-Y. Lin, J. A. Mason, Z. Li, W. Zhou, M. N. O’Brien, K. A. Brown, M. R. Jones, S. Butun, B. Lee, V. P. Dravid*, K. Aydin*, and C. Mirkin*
    Science 359, 669 (2018).

    “Inverse designed broadband all-dielectric electromagnetic metadevices”
    F. Callewaert, V. Velev, P. Kumar, A. V. Sahakian, and K. Aydin
    Scientific Reports 8, 1358 (2018).

    “Identifying excitation and emission rate contributions to plasmon-enhanced photoluminescence from monolayer MoS2 using a tapered gold antenna”
    E. Palacios, S. Park, S. Butun, L. Lauhon, and K. Aydin

    ACS Photonics 4, 1602 (2017).

    “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).

    “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).

    “Localized surface plasmons in nanostructured monolayer black phosphorus”
    Z. Liu, and K. Aydin
    Nano Letters 16, 3457 (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).

    “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
    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
    Applied Physics Letters 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 based on planar resonant cavities with 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).