Dr Maziar Nezhad

Senior Lecturer in Nano-Opto-Mechanics

Contact info

Dr Maziar Nezhad a senior lecturer at the School of Electronic Engineering, Bangor University. He received his PhD from the University of California San Diego (2007, Photonics), where he investigated the photonic properties of metallo-dielectric structures, including some of the earliest work on the mitigation of losses in plasmonic devices using gain compensation.

After graduation, he continued research in this area at UCSD's Qualcomm Institute (formerly CalIT), which culminated in demonstrating the first 3D subwavelength nanolaser operating at room temperature. In parallel he worked on optical interconnects and resonant devices in silicon photonic systems, including developing processes for fabricating extremely low-loss optical waveguides in silicon.

From 2011-2013 he was a visiting research scientist in the Integrated Photonics Laboratory at RWTH Aachen where he continued work on silicon-based interconnects, ultra-high Q resonators and silicon photonic devices including strained silicon modulators.

His current research activities include nanophotonics, nan-optomechanics, plasmonics, group IV photonics (silicon, germanium, diamond), nanofabrication and the application of photonics in other disciplines.

More information about his research can be found at: http://nanophotonics.bangor.ac.uk

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    Air-clad suspended nanocrystalline diamond ridge waveguides

    Abdou, A., Panduranga, P., Richter, J., Thomas, E. L. H., Mandal, S., Williams, O. A., Witzens, J. & Nezhad, M., 15 May 2018, In : Optics Express. 26, 11, p. 13883-13890

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    CO2 laser micromachining of nanocrystalline diamond films grown on doped silicon substrates

    Richter, J., Abdou, A., Williams, O. A., Witzens, J. & Nezhad, M. P., 23 Nov 2016, In : OPTICAL MATERIALS EXPRESS. 6, 12, p. 3916-3926

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    Compact chip-scale filter based on curved waveguide Bragg gratings

    Zamek, S., Tan, D. T. H., Khajavikhan, M., Ayache, M., Nezhad, M. P. & Fainman, Y., 15 Oct 2010, In : Optics Letters. 35, 20, p. 3477-3479 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Continuous-wave band translation between the near-infrared and visible spectral ranges

    Jiang, R., Saperstein, R. E., Alic, N., Nezhad, M., McKinstrie, C. J., Ford, J. E., Fainman, Y. & Radic, S., 1 Jan 2007, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 25, 1, p. 58-66 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    Electrically pumped sub-wavelength metallo-dielectric pedestal pillar lasers

    Lee, J. H., Khajavikhan, M., Simic, A., Gu, Q., Bondarenko, O., Slutsky, B., Nezhad, M. P. & Fainman, Y., 24 Oct 2011, In : Optics Express. 19, 22, p. 21524-21531 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Etch-free low loss silicon waveguides using hydrogen silsesquioxane oxidation masks

    Nezhad, M. P., Bondarenko, O., Khajavikhan, M., Simic, A. & Fainman, Y., 26 Sep 2011, In : Optics Express. 19, 20, p. 18827-18832 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Form-birefringence structure fabrication in GaAs by use of SU-8 as a dry-etching mask

    Pang, L., Nezhad, M., Levy, U., Tsai, CH. & Fainman, Y., 20 Apr 2005, In : Applied Optics. 44, 12, p. 2377-2381 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    High-Q inverted silica microtoroid resonators monolithically integrated into a silicon photonics platform

    Richter, J., Nezhad, M. P., Hadam, B., Taubner, T., Knoch, J., Merget, F., Moscoso-Mártir, A. & Witzens, J., 15 Oct 2018, In : Optics Express. 26, 21, p. 27418-27440

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Low threshold gain metal coated laser nanoresonators

    Mizrahi, A., Lomakin, V., Slutsky, B. A., Nezhad, M. P., Feng, L. & Fainman, Y., 1 Jun 2008, In : Optics Letters. 33, 11, p. 1261-1263 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Near-field measurement of amplitude and phase in silicon waveguides with liquid cladding

    Ayache, M., Nezhad, M. P., Zamek, S., Abashin, M. & Fainman, Y., 15 May 2011, In : Optics Letters. 36, 10, p. 1869-1871 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    On the measurement of the Pockels effect in strained silicon

    Nezhad, M., Azedeh, S. S., Merget, F., Nezhad, M. P. & Witzens, J., 15 Apr 2015, In : Optics Letters. 40, 8, p. 1877-1880

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    Optical Bistability in a Silicon Waveguide Distributed Bragg Reflector Fabry-Perot Resonator

    Grieco, A., Slutsky, B., Tan, D. T. H., Zamek, S., Nezhad, M. P. & Fainman, Y., 15 Jul 2012, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 30, 14, p. 2352-2355 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    Parametric wavelength conversion from conventional near-infrared to visible band

    Jiang, R., Saperstein, R., Alic, N., Nezhad, M., McKinstrie, C., Ford, J., Fainman, Y. & Radic, S., 1 Dec 2006, In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 18, 21-24, p. 2445-2447 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Polarization weighting of Fano-type transmission through bi-dimensional metallic gratings

    Tetz, K., Lomakin, V., Nezhad, M. P., Pang, L. & Fainman, Y., 1 Apr 2010, In : Journal of the Optical Society of America A. 27, 4, p. 911-917 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    Purcell effect in sub-wavelength semiconductor lasers

    Gu, Q., Slutsky, B., Vallini, F., Smalley, J. S. T., Nezhad, M. P., Frateschi, N. C. & Fainman, Y., 1 Jul 2013, In : Optics Express. 21, 13, p. 15603-15617 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Room-temperature subwavelength metallo-dielectric lasers

    Nezhad, M., Simic, A., Bondarenko, O., Slutsky, B., Mizrahi, A., Feng, L., Lmakin, V. & Fainman, Y., 1 Jun 2010, In : Nature Photonics. 4, 6, p. 395-399

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Silicon nanophotonic devices for chip-scale optical communication applications

    Nezhad, M., Fainman, Y., Nezhad, M. P., Tan, D. T., Ikeda, K., Bondarenko, O. & Grieco, A., 1 Feb 2013, In : Applied Optics. 52, 4, p. 613-624

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Subwavelength semiconductor lasers for dense chip-scale integration

    Nezhad, M., Gu, Q., Smalley, J. S., Nezhad, M. P., Simic, A., Lee, J. H., Katz, M., Bondarenko, O., Slutsky, B., Mizrahi, A., Lomakin, V. & Fainman, Y., 31 Mar 2014, In : Advances in Optics and Photonics. 6, 1, p. 1-56

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Third-order nonlinearity in silicon beyond 2350 nm

    Gholami, F., Zlatanovic, S., Simic, A., Liu, L., Borlaug, D., Alic, N., Nezhad, M. P., Fainman, Y. & Radic, S., 22 Aug 2011, In : Applied Physics Letters. 99, 8

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Wafer Bonded Subwavelength Metallo-Dielectric Laser

    Bondarenko, O., Simic, A., Gu, Q., Lee, J. H., Slutsky, B., Nezhad, M. P. & Fainman, Y., 26 Jun 2011, In : IEEE Photonics Journal. 3, 3, p. 608-616 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Wavelength selective coupler with vertical gratings on silicon chip

    Ikeda, K., Nezhad, M. & Fainman, Y., 23 May 2008, In : Applied Physics Letters. 92, 20

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Wide bandwidth, low loss 1 by 4 wavelength division multiplexer on silicon for optical interconnects

    Tan, D. T. H., Ikeda, K., Zamek, S., Mizrahi, A., Nezhad, M. P., Krishnamoorthy, A. V., Raj, K., Cunningham, J. E., Zheng, X., Shubin, I., Luo, Y. & Fainman, Y., 31 Jan 2011, In : Optics Express. 19, 3, p. 2401-2409 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Chapter › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  25. Published

    Nanoscale Metallo-Dielectric Coherent Light Sources

    Nezhad, M., Nezhad, M. P., Simic, A., Mizrahi, A., Lee, J. H., Kats, M., Bondarenko, O., Gu, Q., Lomakin, V., Slutsky, B., Fainman, Y., De La Rue, R. M. (ed.), Siyuan, Y. (ed.) & Lourtioz, J. M. (ed.), 25 Apr 2014, Compact Semiconductor Lasers. 2014 ed. Wiley, p. 1-32

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  26. Paper › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  27. Published

    Monolithically integrated waveguide-coupled silica microtoroids

    Nezhad, M., Richter, J., Nezhad, M. P. & Witzens, J., 28 Jul 2015, p. 1-3.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  28. Published

    Silicon nanophotonics integration for chip-scale optical communication

    Nezhad, M., Grieco, A., Tan, D. T., Ikeda, K., Nezhad, M. P., Puckett, M. & Fainman, Y., 8 Mar 2014, p. 898908.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper