Koray Aydin

  Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and

  Computer Science

  Website: Aydin Research Group: Metamaterials

  and Nanophotonic Devices Laboratory





Ph.D. in Physics, Bilkent University, 2008

B.S. in Physics, Bilkent University, 2002


Research Interests

Koray Aydin's research interests lie at the intersection of applied physics, electrical engineering, materials science and nanotechnology, with the main theme of nanophotonics. Our research efforts are focused towards understanding the interactions of light with nanoscale materials, designing optical metamaterials with novel electromagnetic and photonic properties, and integration of nanoscale photonic materials with devices for applications in energy, health care, defense and communications. We utilize analytical and numerical electromagnetic simulation techniques for the design, advanced nanofabrication methods for the fabrication, and nanoscale optical and electrical characterization tools for the characterization of nanophotonic materials and devices.


Selected Publications

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)

Compliant metamaterials for resonantly enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy and refractive index sensing
I. M. Pryce, Y. A. Kelaita, K. Aydin, R. M. Briggs, and H. A. Atwater
ACS Nano 5, 8167 (2011)

Highly strained compliant optical metamaterials with large frequency tunability
I. M. Pryce*, K. Aydin*, Y. A. Kelaita, R. M. Briggs, and H. A. Atwater (*equal contribution)
Nano Letters, 10, 4222 (2010)

Symmetry breaking and strong coupling in planar optical metamaterials
K. Aydin, I. M. Pryce, and H. Atwater
Opt. Express 18, 13407 (2010)

Frequency tunable near-infrared metamaterials based on VO2 phase transition 
M. J. Dicken*, K. Aydin*, I. M. Pryce*, L. A. Sweatlock, E. M. Boyd, S. Walavalkar, J. Ma, and H. A. Atwater (*equal contribution)
Opt. Express 17, 18330 (2009)

Split-ring-resonator-coupled enhanced transmission through a single subwavelength aperture
K. Aydin, A. O. Cakmak, L. Sahin, Z. F. Li, F. Bilotti, L. Vegni, and E. Ozbay
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 013904 (2009)

A hybrid light source with integrated inorganic light-emitting diode and organic polymer distributed feedback  grating
B. Butun*, K. Aydin*, E. Ulker, S. Cheylan, G. Badenes, M. Forster, U. Scherf, and E. Ozbay(*equal  contribution)
Nanotechnology 19, 195202 (2008)

Electromagnetic waves: Negative refraction by photonic crystals
E. Cubukcu, K. Aydin, E. Ozbay, S. Foteinopoulou, and C. M. Soukoulis
Nature 423, 604 (2003)


Faculty Collaboration

The Applied Physics Graduate Program is a hub for strong collaborations between faculty in our Physics & Astronomy, Molecular Biosciences, Chemistry, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Materials Science & Engineering departments.

July 19, 2013