Maziar Pourabdollah Nezhad

Title: Assistant Research Scientist

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering (Photonics), University of California, San Diego, 2007

M. Sc., Electrical Engineering (Communication Systems), University of Alabama in Huntsville 2001

M. Sc., Electrical Engineering (Control Systems), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, 1997

B. Sc., Electrical Engineering (Electronics), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, 1994

Research Interests: Nanophotonics, including plasmonics, lasers and active photonics, silicon photonics, photonic design and simulation, nanofabrication and materials for nanophotonic devices.

I have moved to a faculty position at Bangor University (United Kingdom).

Journal Papers

Conference Papers

  • Qing Gu, Brett Wingad, Felipe Vallini, Boris Slutsky, Michael Katz, Maziar P. Nezhad, Newton C. Frateschi and Yeshaiahu Fainman "Electrically Pumped Metallo-Dielectric Pedestal Nanolasers", 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEO-PR), paper WI4-2.
  • Olesya Bondarenko, Qing Gu, Janelle Shane, Aleksandar Simic, Maziar Nezhad, Boris Slutsky, and Yeshaiahu Fainman. "Ultracompact IIIV/Si Lasers and Low Loss Integration with Silicon Photonics, " IEEE Summer Topicals, 2013.
  • D. T. H. Tan, K. Ikeda, A. Mizrahi, M. Nezhad, and Y. Fainman, "Coupled Vertical Gratings on Silicon for Applications in Wavelength Division Multiplexing," SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, January 2010. Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 7607, pp. 760705 1-7, February 2010.
  • M. P. Nezhad, A. Simic, O. Bondarenko, B. Slutsky, A. Mizrahi, L. Feng, V. Lomakin, and Y. Fainman, "Room Temperature Operation of Subwavelength Metallo-Dielectric Lasers," IPNRA, Optical Society of America, 2009, Honolulu, HI, paper JTuA1.
  • M. P. Nezhad, A. Simic, O. Bondarenko, B. Slutsky, A. Mizrahi, L. Feng, V. Lomakin, and Y. Fainman, "Room Temperature Lasing from Subwavelength Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Structures," CLEO/IQEC, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America), Baltimore, MD, 2009, paper CMD2.
  • A. Mizrahi, V. Lomakin, B. Slutsky, M. Nezhad, L. Feng, and Y. Fainman, "Metal Coated Subwavelength Laser Resonators with Low Threshold Gain," FIO, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America), Rochester, NY, 2008, paper FTuAA4.
  • M. P. Nezhad, S. Zamek, L. Pang, Y. Fainman, "Fabrication approaches for metallo-dielectric plasmonic waveguides," SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, 2008, pp. 68830S-1-68830S-9.
  • M. P. Nezhad, Y. Fainman, "Nanophotonics and plasmonics for integrated optical systems," SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, 2008 p. 6897-06 (Invited Paper).
  • B. A. Slutsky, L. Feng, L. Pang, A. Mizrahi, M. P. Nezhad, Y. Fainman, "Field localization using resonant plasmonic structures," SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, 2008, JTuA1. (Invited Paper).
  • K. Ikeda, H. C. Kim, M. Nezhad, A. Krishnamoorthy, J. Cunningham, and Y. Fainman, "Wavelength Selective Coupler with Vertical Gratings on Silicon Chip," Frontiers in Optics, San Jose, CA 2007, p. FTuB2.
  • M. Nezhad, M. Abashin, K. Ikeda, L. Pang, H. C. Kim, U. Levy, K. Tetz, R. Rokitski, and Y. Fainman, "Nanophotonics for Information Systems," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, San Jose, CA, SPIE -International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 6476, Bellingham WA, 2007, pp. 64760.
  • M. P. Nezhad, S. Zamek, L. Pang, and Y. Fainman, "Fabrication techniques for long range surface plasmon waveguides," IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 2007, pp. 604-605.
  • R. Jiang, R. Saperstein, N. Alic, M. Nezhad, C. J. McKinstrie, J. Ford, Y. Fainman, and S. Radic, "375 THz Parametric Translation of Modulated Signal from 1550nm to Visible Band," Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2006, p. PDP16.
  • Y. Fainman, K. Tetz, R. Rokitski, U. Levy, C. H. Tsai, C. H. Chen, L. Pang, M. Nezhad, H. C. Kim, and M. Abashin, "Nanophotonics for Information Systems Integration," Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, Uncasville, CT, 2006, p. NThB
  • K. A. Tetz, L. Pang, M. Nezhad, and Y. Fainman, "Optofluidic plasmonics," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, San Diego, CA. International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 6329, Bellingham WA, 2006, pp. 63290.
  • Y. Fainman, K. Tetz, R. Rokitski, U. Levy, C. H. Tsai, C. H. Chen, L. Pang, M. Nezhad, H. C. Kim, and M. Abashin, "Nanophotonic Materials and Devices for Information Systems Integration," Frontiers in Optics, Tucson, AZ, 2005, p. FTuJ1.
  • Y. Fainman, K. A. Tetz, R. Rokitski, and M. Nezhad, "Ultra short surface plasmon polaritons in photonic crystal structures," 2005 European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC '05. Munich, Germany: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, vol. 2005, Piscataway, NJ 2005, pp. 475.
  • K. A. Tetz, R. Rokitski, M. Nezhad, and Y. Fainman, "Characterization of surface plasmon polariton pulse propagation on thin metallic films and two dimensional nanohole arrays," 2005 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. IEEE. Piscataway, NJ, 2005, pp. 158-9.
  • Y. Fainman, K. Tetz, R. Rokitski, U. Levy, C. H. Tsai, C. H. Chen, L. Pang, M. Nezhad, H. Kim, and M. Abashin, "Nanophotonics for information systems integration," 2005 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. IEEE. Piscataway, NJ, 2005, pp. 816-17.
  • U. Levy, C. H. Tsai, M. Nezhad, L. Pang, and Y. Fainman, "Subwavelength based components for beam shaping applications," Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, NY, 2004.
  • M. P. Nezhad, K. Tetz, U. Levy, and Y. Fainman, "Propagation of surface plasmon polaritons on the boundary ofa metal and a gain medium," 2004 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference, Vol.2. Piscataway, NJ, 2004, pp. 945-946.
  • U. Levy, C. H. Tsai, M. Nezhad, W. Nakagawa, C. H. Chen, K. A. Tetz, L. Pang, and Y. Fainman, "Nanophotonics: materials and devices," SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 5359, no.1, San Jose, CA, 2004, pp. 126-144
  • Y. Fainman, K. Tetz, U. Levy, W. Nakagawa, C. H. Tsai, C. H. Chen, L. Pang, M. Nezhad, A. Nesci, and P. C. Sun, "Nanophotonics for optoelectronic system integration," 2004 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37581). IEEE. Part Vol.1, Piscataway, NJ, 2004, pp. 45-46.
  • K. A. Tetz, R. Rokitski, M. Nezhad, and Y. Fainman, "Excitation and direct imaging of surface plasmon polariton modes in the near-infrared," 2004 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37581). IEEE. Part Vol. 2, Piscataway, NJ, 2004, pp. 947-948.
  • L. Pang, M. Nezhad, U. Levy, C. Tsai, and Y. Fainman, "Characterization of chemically assisted ion beam etching and form birefringence structure fabrication in GaAs using SU-8," SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.5720, no.1, San Jose, CA, 2004, pp. 252-260.
  • M. P. Nezhad, C. H. Tsai, L Pang, W. Nakagawa, G. Klemens, and Y. Fainman, "Form birefringent retardation plates in GaAs substrates: design, fabrication, and characterization," SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.5225, no.1, San Diego, CA, 2003, pp. 69-77.
  • W. Nakagawa, G. Klemens, C. H. Tsai, M. Nezhad, and Y. Fainman, "Eigenmode analysis of optical propagation in large-scale subwavelength periodic nanostructures," Opt. Soc. America, CLEO (IEEE Cat. No.02CH37337), vol. 1, Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 302-303.