Mercedeh Khajavikhan

Title: Post Doctorate Researcher

Office: 4320, Calit2 Building

Mailing Address:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0407
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0407

Fax: Fax: (858) 534-1225

PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Sept. 2004 - Sept. 2009

MS Electrical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, Sept. 2000 - May 2003

BS Electrical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, Sept. 1996 - Sept. 2000

Research Interests: Physics and Applications of Light in Nano-scale Structures


  • M. Nezhad, O. Bondarenko, M. Khajavikhan, A. Simic, and Y. Fainman, "Etchfree low loss silicon waveguides using hydrogen silsesquioxane oxidation masks," Optics Express, vol. 19, no. 20, pp. 18827-18832, 2011.pdf
  • M. Khajavikhan, K. John, J. Leger, "Experimental Measurements of Supermodes in Superposition Architectures for Coherent Laser Beam Combining", accepted to IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics (2010)
  • J. Leger, M. Khajavikhan, "Common Cavity Resonators for Passive Laser Beam Combining: Effects of Path Length Errors", SPIE Photonics West (Invited Presentation), San Francisco (2010)
  • J. R. Leger and M. Khajavikhan, B. Tiffany, "Beam shaping in laser resonators and coherent laser arrays: An overview and current state of the art," SPIE Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (August 2-6, 2009). (Invited)
  • M. Khajavikhan, J. Leger, "Experimental Demonstration of Reduced Path-length Sensitivity in Coherent Beam Combining Architectures," submitted to Frontiers in Optics (FiO), San Jose (2009)
  • M. Khajavikhan, J. Leger, "Modal Analysis of Path Length Sensitivity in Superposition Architectures for Coherent Laser Beam Combining", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, VOL. 15, NO. 2, 281-290, March/April 2009
  • M. Khajavikhan, J. Leger, "A Novel Common Cavity Approach for Coherent Beam Combining with Reducing Path-Length Sensitivity," Frontiers In Optics (FiO), Rochester (2008)
  • M. Khajavikhan, A. Hoyer-Leitzel, J. Leger, "Efficient Conversion of Light from Sparse Laser Arrays into Single-lobed Far Field Using Phase Structures," Optics Letters, VOL. 33, NO. 20, 2377- 2379, 2008
  • M. Khajavikhan, J. Leger, "Conversion of Light from Sparse Laser Arrays into Single-lobed Far-fields Using Phase Structures," Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO), San Jose (2008)
  • J. Leger, Z. Yang, and M. Khajavikhan, "Spatial and temporal modal control of coupled lasers," High Power Laser Conference, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, (Invited Presentation) (2006) .
  • M. Khajavikhan, S. Khorasani, "Dispersion Equation in Multilayer Dielectric Waveguides: A Variational Approach", Iranian Student Conference in Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Shiraz (2002)