Faraz Monifi

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Office: 4406 Atkinson Hall

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

Email: faraz.monifi@gmail.com
Fax: (858) 534-1225

Ph.D. Electrical and System Engineering - Optics and Photonics, Washington University

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering - Microwave and Optics, K.N. Toosi University of Technology

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering - Communication, Amirkabir University of Technology

Research interests: Whispering gallery microcavities

Journal Papers

  • B. Peng, . K. Ozdemir, S. Rotter, H. Yilmaz, M. Liertzer, Faraz Monifi, C. M. Bender, F. Nori, and L. Yang, “Loss-induced suppression and revival of lasing,” Science 346, 328 (2014).
  • S. K. Ozdemir, J. Zhu, X. Yang, B. Peng, H. Yilmaz, L. He, Faraz Monifi, S. H. Huang, G. L. Long,L. Yang, "Highly sensitive detection of nanoparticles with a self-referenced and self-heterodyned whispering-gallery Raman microlaser. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111, E3836–E3844 (2014).
  • J. Park, S.K. Ozdemir, Faraz Monifi, T. Chadha, S. H. Huang, P. Biswas, and L. Yang, “Titanium Dioxide Whispering Gallery Microcavities”. Advanced Optical Materials. (2014).
  • Bo Peng, Sahin Kaya Ozdemir, Fuchuan Lei, Faraz Monifi, Mariagiovanna Gianfreda, Gui Lu Long, Shanhui Fan, Franco Nori, Carl M Bender, Lan Yang ’’ Parity–time-symmetric whispering-gallery microcavities’’ Nature Physics. 10, 394 (2014).
  • Faraz Monifi, SK Ozdemir, L Yang ‘‘Tunable add-drop filter using an active whispering gallery mode microcavity’’ Appl.Phys. Lett. 103, 181103 (2013)
  • L. He, S. K. Ozdemir, J. Zhu, Faraz Monifi, H. Yilmaz and L. Yang ‘‘Statistics of multiple-scatterer induced frequency splitting in whispering gallery microresonators and microlasers’’ New J. Phys.15(7), 073030 (2013)
  • Faraz Monifi, S. K. Ozdemir, J. Friedlein and L. Yang ‘‘Encapsulation of a fiber taper coupled microtoroid resonator in a polymer matrix’’ Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE 25 (15), 1458-1461
  • S. K. Ozdemir, L. He, J. Zhu, Faraz Monifi, W. Kim, O. Kenechukwu, H. Yilmaz, S. H. Huang and L. Yang ‘‘On-chip whispering-gallery-mode microlasers and their applications for nanoparticle sensing’’ in Proceedings of SPIE 8627, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XVII, 86270N (2013)
  • W. Kim, S. K. Ozdemir, J. Zhu, Faraz Monifi , C. Coban and L. Yang ‘‘Detection and Size Measurement of Individual Hemozoin Nanocrystals in Aquatic Environment using a Whispering Gallery Mode Resonator’’ Optics Express 20 (28), 29426-29446 (2013)
  • Faraz Monifi, J. Friedlein, S. K. Ozdemir and L. Yang ‘‘A Robust and Tunable Add-Drop Filter Using Whispering Gallery Mode Microtoroid Resonator’’, J. Lightw. Technol., Vol. 30, No. 21, pp. 3306-3315, (2012)
  • Faraz Monifi, A. Ghaffari, M. Djavid and M. S. Abrishamian’’ Three output port channel-drop filter based on photonic crystals’’, Applied optics 48 (4), 804-809 (2009)
  • Faraz Monifi, M. Djavid, A. Ghaffari and M. S. Abrishamian ’’Design of efficient photonic crystal bend and power splitter using super defects’’ JOSA B 25 (11), 1805-1810 (2008)
  • M. Djavid, A. Ghaffari, Faraz Monifi and M. S. Abrishamian,’’ T-shaped channel-drop filters using photonic crystal ring resonators’’, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and nanostructures 40 (10), 3151- 3154, (2008)
  • M. Djavid, Faraz Monifi, A. Ghaffari and M. S. Abrishamian’’ Heterostructure wavelength division demultiplexers using photonic crystal ring resonators’’Optics Communications 281 (15), 4028-4032, (2008)
  • M. Djavid, A. Ghaffari, Faraz Monifi and M. S. Abrishamian, ’’Photonic crystal power dividers using L-shaped bend based on ring resonators’’ JOSA B 25 (8), 1231-1235, (2008)
  • Ghaffari, M. Djavid, Faraz Monifi and M. S. Abrishamian ‘‘Photonic crystal power splitter and wavelength multi/demultiplexer based on directional coupling’’ Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics 10 (7), 075203, (2008)
  • M. Djavid, A. Ghaffari, Faraz Monifi and M. S. Abrishamian ‘‘Heterostructure photonic crystal channel drop filters using mirror cavities’’ Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics 10 (5), 055203, (2008)

Conference Papers

  • Faraz Monifi, B Peng, S.K Özdemir, L Ma, K Maslov, LV Wang, L Yang “Ultrasound Sensing Using a Fiber Coupled Silica Microtoroid Resonator Encapsulated in a Polymer” Photonics Conference (IPC), IEEE, Seattle, USA,2013
  • Faraz Monifi, s. K Özdemir, L Yang “An Active Add-Drop Filter Using an Ytterbium and Erbium codoped Silica Microsphere” Photonics Conference (IPC) IEEE, Seattle, USA, 2013
  • Faraz Monifi, S. K. Ozdemir, and L. Yang ‘‘A Tunable Add-Drop Filter Based on Active Microsphere Resonator’’, CLEO/QELS, San Francisco, USA, 2013
  • Faraz Monifi, S. K. Ozdemir, L. Yang and J. Friedlein ‘‘Encapsulation of a microtoroid resonator sidecoupled to a fiber taper into a polymer matrix’’ Photonics Conference (IPC), IEEE, San Francisco, USA, 2012
  • Faraz Monifi, S. K. Ozdemir, L. Yang and J. Friedlein ‘‘On-chip Tunable Add-Drop Filter using a Microtoroid Resonator’’ Photonics Conference (IPC), IEEE, San Francisco, USA, 2012
  • M. Javid, A. Ghafari, Faraz Monifi and M. S. Abrishamian "A Novel Heterostructure Photonic Crystal Add-drop Filter with Three Outputs’’ IEEE/LEOS 20th Annual Meeting, Florida, USA, 2007