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“ Through art and science in their broadest senses it is possible to make a permanent contribution towards the improvement and enrichment of human life and it is these pursuits that we students are engaged in. ”
- Frederick Sanger
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Mohammad Ali Miri, Assistant Professor

Optics and Photonics

Contact:
mmri@icqc.nu.ydeu
(718) 997-3374, SB B214
Education:
BSc in Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University (2004-2008)
MSc in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2008-2010)
MSc in Optics, CREOL, University of Central Florida (2010-2013)
MSc in Physics, University of Central Florida (2011-2013)
PhD in Optics, CREOL, University of Central Florida (2010-2014)
Teaching:
PH 260 - Intro to Modern Physics


Research

Progress in nanofabrication has led to the realization of novel photonic structures which enable efficient control of light. Examples include dielectric cavities with high quality factors, as well as high-index-contrast settings with subwavelength features. Our aim is to investigate the exciting physics of light propagation in such structures and to search for novel optical phenomena for potential device applications.

Publications

41. M.-A. Miri, M. Cotrufo, and A. Alu, "Optical gradient forces between evanescently coupled waveguides," vol. 43, pp. 4104-4107 (2018).
40. M Barbuto, M.-A. Miri, A. Alu, F. Bilotti, and A. Toscano, "Exploiting the topological robustness of composite vortices in radiation systems," Progress in Electromagnetics Research, vol. 172, pp. 39-50 (2018).
39. F. Ruesink, J. P. Mathew, M.-A. Miri, A. Alu, and E. Verhagen, "Optical circulation in a multimode optomechanical resonator," Nature Communications, vol. 9, pp. 1798 (2018).
38. M.-A. Miri, G. D'Aguanno, and A. Alu, "Optomechanical frequency combs," New Journal of Physics, vol. 20, pp. 043013 (2017).
37. M.-A. Miri, F. Ruesink, E. Verhagen, and A. Alu, "Optical non-reciprocity based on optomechanical coupling," Physical Review Applied, vol. 7, pp. 064014 (2017).
36. M.-A. Miri, and A. Alu, \Coupled cavity optomechanical meta-waveguides," Journal of the Optical Society of America B, vol. 34, pp. D68-D76 (2017).
35. M.-A. Miri, E. Verhagen, and A. Alu, "Optomechanically-induced spontaneous symmetry breaking," Physical Review A, vol. 95, pp. 053822 (2017).
34. F. Ruesink, M.-A. Miri, A. Alu, E. Verhagen, "Nonreciprocity and magnetic-free isolation based on optomechanical interactions," Nature Communications, vol. 7, pp. 13662 (2016).
33. Z. Zhang, Y. Zhang, J. Sheng, L. Yang, M.-A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, B. He, Y. Zhang, and M. Xiao, "Observation of parity-time symmetry in optically induced atomic lattices," Physical Review Letters, vol. 117, pp. 123601 (2016).
32. H. Hodaei, A. Hassan, W. Hayenga, M.-A. Miri, and D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan, "Dark state lasers: Mode management using exceptional points," Optics Letters, vol. 41, pp. 3049-3052 (2016).
31. M.-A. Miri, A. Alu, \Nonlinearity-induced PT-symmetry without material gain," New Journal of Physics, vol. 18, pp. 065001 (2016).
30. A. U. Hassan, H. Hodaei, M.-A. Miri, M. Khajavikhan, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Integrable nonlinear parity-time-symmetric optical oscillator," Physical Review E, vol. 93, pp. 042219 (2016).
29. M.-A. Miri, M. A. Eftekhar, M. Facao, A. F. Abouraddy, A. Bakry, M. A. N. Razvi, A. Alshahrie, A. Alu, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Scattering properties of PT-symmetric objects," Journal of Optics, vol. 18, pp. 075104 (2016).
28. H. Hodaei, M.-A. Miri, M. Heinrich, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan, "Single mode lasing in transversely multi-moded PT-symmetric microring resonators," Laser & Photonics Reviews, vol. 10, pp. 494{499 (2016).
27. M. Parto, M. A. Eftekhar, M.-A. Miri, R. Amezcua-Correa, G. Li, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Systematic approach for designing zero-DGD coupled multi-core optical bers," Optics Letters, vol. 41, pp. 1917-1920 (2016).
26. H. Hodaei, A. U. Hassan, J. Ren, W. E. Hayenga, M.-A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan, "Design considerations for single mode microring lasers using parity-timesymmetry," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 22, pp. 1500307 (2016).
25. M. Wimmer, M.-A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, U. Peschel, "Observation of Bloch oscillations in complex PT-symmetric photonic lattices," Scientic Reports, vol. 5, pp. 17760 (2015).
24. A. U. Hassan, H. Hodaei, M.-A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan, "Nonlinear reversal of the PT-symmetric phase transition in a system of coupled semiconductor microring resonators," Physical Review A, vol. 92, pp. 063807 (2015).
23. H. Hodaei, M.-A. Miri, A. U. Hassan, W. E. Hayenga, M. Heinrich, D. N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan, "Parity-time-symmetric coupled microring lasers operating around an exceptional point," Optics Letters, vol. 40, pp. 4955-4958 (2015).
22. M. Wimmer, A. Regensburger, M.-A. Miri, C. Bersch, D. N. Christodoulides, and U. Peschel, "Observation of optical solitons in PT-symmetric lattices," Nature Communications, vol. 6, pp. 7782 (2015).
21. J. Wang, J. Sheng, M.-A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, and M. Xiao, "Observation of discrete diffraction patterns in an optically induced lattice," Optics Express, vol. 23, pp. 19777-19782 (2015).
20. M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, S. Stutzer, S. Nolte, and A. Szameit, "Supersymmetric mode converters and transformation optics," Optics and Photonics News, Year in Optics 2014, vol. 25, pp. 40, (2014).
19. H. Hodaei, M.-A. Miri, M. Heinrich, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan, "Parity-time-symmetric micro-ring lasers," Science, vol. 346, no. 6212, pp. 975-978 (2014).
18. M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, S. Stutzer, S. Nolte, D. N. Christodoulides, and A. Szameit, "Observation of supersymmetric scattering in photonic lattices," Optics Letters, vol. 39, no. 21, pp. 6130-6133 (2014).
17. M.-A. Miri, M. Heinrich, D. N. Christodoulides, \SUSY-inspired one-dimensional transformation optics," Optica, vol. 1, pp. 89-95 (2014).
16. A. K. Sarma, M.-A. Miri, Z. H. Musslimani, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Continuous and discrete Schrodinger systems with parity-time-symmetric nonlinearities," Physical Review E, vol. 89, 052918 (2014).
15. M. Heinrich y, M.-A. Miri y, S. Stutzer y, R. El-Ganainy, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, D. N. Christodoulides, "Supersymmetric mode converters," Nature Communications, vol. 5, 3698 (2014).
14. M. Scheller, M. Mills, M.-A. Miri, W. Cheng, J. Moloney, M. Kolesik, P. Polynkin, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Externally refuelled optical laments," Nature Photonics, vol. 8, pp. 297-301 (2014).
13. M. Wimmer, A. Regensburger, C. Bersch, M.-A. Miri, S. Batz, G. Onishchukov, D. N. Christodoulides, and U. Peschel, "Optical diametric drive acceleration through action-reaction symmetry breaking," Nature Physics, vol. 9, pp 780-784 (2013).
12. J. Sheng, M.-A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, and M. Xiao, "PT-symmetric optical potentials in a coherent atomic medium," Physical Review A, vol. 88, 041803(R) (2013).
11. M.-A. Miri, M. Heinrich, R. El-Ganainy, D. N. Christodoulides, "Supersymmetric optical structures," Physical Review Letters, vol. 110, 233902 (2013).
10. A. Regensburgery, M.-A. Miriy, C. Bersch, J. Nager, G. Onishchukov, D. N. Christodoulides, and U. Peschel, "Observation of defect states in PT-symmetric optical lattices," Physical Review Letters, vol. 110, 223902 (2013).
9. M.-A. Miri, M. Heinrich, D. N. Christodoulides, "Supersymmetry-generated complex optical potentials with real spectra," Physical Review A, vol. 87, 043819 (2013).
8. P. Aleahmad, M.-A. Miri, M. S. Mills, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Fully vectorial accelerating diraction-free Helmholtz beams," Physical Review Letters, vol. 109, 203902 (2012).
7. R. El-ganainy, M.-A. Miri, and D. N. Christodoulides, \Enhanced optical Anderson localization effects in modulated Bloch lattices," Europhysics Letters, vol. 99, 64004 (2012).
6. M.-A. Miri, A. B. Aceves, T. Kottos, V. Kovanis, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Bragg solitons in nonlinear PT-symmetric periodic potentials," Physical Review A, vol. 86, 033801 (2012).
5. A. Regensburger, C. Bersch, M.-A. Miri, G. Onishchukov, D. N. Christodoulides, and U. Peschel, "Parity-time synthetic photonic lattices," Nature (London), vol. 488, pp. 167-171 (2012).
4. M.-A. Miri, A. Regensburger, U. Peschel, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Optical mesh lattices with PT-symmetry," Physical Review A, vol. 86, 023807 (2012).
3. M.-A. Miri, P. LiKamWa, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Large area single-mode parity-timesymmetric laser ampliers," Optics Letters, vol. 37, pp. 764-766 (2012).
2. R. El-Ganainy, K. G. Makris, M.-A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, and Z. Chen, "Discrete beam acceleration in uniform waveguide arrays," Physical Review A, vol. 84, 023842 (2011).
1. M.-A. Miri, A. Khavasi, M. Miri, and K. Mehrany, "A transmission line resonator model for fast extraction of electromagnetic properties of cavities in two-dimensional photonic crystals," IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 2, pp. 677-685 (2010).