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Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Charles Godfrey Binder Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

206 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

axl4@psu.edu

814-863-4319

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Lasers

Interest Areas:

Sculptured thin films; Metamaterials; Nanophotonics; Nanotechnology; Electromagnetics; Composite materials; Chirality; Anisotropic and bianisotropic mediums; Bianisotropic mediums; Acoustics; Micropolar materials; Chaos and Fractals

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Books

  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, Electromagnetic Anisotropy and Bianisotropy: A Field Guide, World Scientific Publishing Co, Singapore, pp. 236
  • R. J. Martín-Palma and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, Nanotechnology: A Crash Course, SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA, pp. 158
  • M. Zourob and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, Optical Guided-Wave Chemical and Biosensors I, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 250
  • M. Zourob and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, Optical Guided-Wave Chemical and Biosensors II, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 316
  • R. J. Martín-Palma, Y.-J. Jen and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, Nanostructured Thin Films III, SPIE, Bellingham, WA, pp. 190
  • G. B. Smith and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, Nanostructured Thin Films, SPIE, Bellingham, WA, pp. 286
  • F. Wang and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, Selected Papers on Nanotechnology - Theory and Modeling, SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA, pp. 516
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and S. A. Maksimenko, 2006, Nanomodeling II, SPIE, Bellingham, WA, pp. 254

Book Reviews

  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, Book Review of: Nanosciences: The Invisible Revolution by C. Joachim and L. Pl'vert, pp. 030203
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, What is What in the Nanoworld: A Handbook on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by V. E. Boisenko and S. Ossicini, pp. 020202

Parts of Book

  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and J. B. Geddes III, 2010, Thin-film metamaterials called sculptured thin films, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 59-71
  • I. Abdulhalim, M. Zourob and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, Overview of optical biosensing techniques, Wiley, Chicester, UK, pp. 413-446

Journal Articles

  • J. Gao, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and M. Lei, 2010, "Dyakonov-Tamm waves guided by the interface between two structurally chiral materials that differ only in handedness", Physical Review A, 81, pp. 013801
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Negatively refracting chiral metamaterials: a review", SPIE Reviews, 1, pp. 018003
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Determination of constitutive and morphological parameters of columnar thin films by inverse homogenization", Journal of Nanophotonics, 4, pp. 041535
  • M. Faryad, J. A. Polo Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Multiple trains of same-color surface plasmon-polaritons guided by the planar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. Part IV: Canonical problem", Journal of Nanophotonics, 4, pp. 043505
  • B. M. Ross, T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "On negative-phase-velocity propagation in the ergosphere of a charged rotating black hole", Optik, 121, pp. 401-407
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Empirical model of optical sensing via spectral shift of circular Bragg phenomenon", IEEE Photonics Journal, 2, pp. 92-101
  • A. M. Nemilentsau, G. Y. Slepyan, S. A. Maksimenko, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and S. V. Rotkin, 2010, "Scattering of the near field of an electric dipole by a single-wall carbon nanotube", Journal of Nanophotonics, 4, pp. 041685
  • Á. Gómez, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, A. Vegas and M. A. Solano, 2010, "Hybrid technique for analysing metallic waveguides containing isotropic chiral materials", IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 4, pp. 305-315
  • G. Ya. Slepyan, M. V. Shuba, S. A. Maksimenko, C. Thomsen and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Terahertz conductivity peak in composite materials containing carbon nanotubes: Theory and interpretation of experiment", Physical Review B, 81, pp. 205423
  • F. Chiadini, V. Fiumara, A. Scaglione and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Simulation and analysis of prismatic bioinspired compound lenses for solar cells", Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 5, pp. 026002
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Modeling columnar thin films as platforms for surface-plasmonic-polaritonic optical sensing", Photonics and Nanostructures-Fundamentals and Applications, 8, pp. 140-149
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and S. A. Ramakrishna, 2010, "Narrowband enhancement of the circular Bragg phenomenon by stimulated Raman scattering", Journal of Optics, 12, pp. 089802
  • D. P. Pulsifer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, R. J. Martín-Palma and C. G. Pantano, 2010, "Mass fabrication technique for polymeric replicas of arrays of insect corneas", Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 5, pp. 036001
  • M. Faryad and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Surface-plasmon-polariton wave propagation guided by a metal slab in a sculptured nematic thin film", Journal of Optics, 12, pp. 085102
  • Y.-J. Jun, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, C.-W. Yu and Y.-H. Wang, 2010, "Negative real parts of the equivalent permittivity, permeability, and refractive index of sculptured-nanorod arrays of silver", Journal of the Vacuum Society of America A, 28, pp. 1078-1083
  • L. Wei, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, A. P. oopnariane and T. M. Ritty, 2010, "Human fibroblast attachment on fibrous parylene-C thin-film substrates", Materials Science and Engineering C, 30, pp. 1252-1259
  • A. Serebriyannikov and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Transmission through a metallic photonic crystal immersed in a coherent atomic gas", Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 27, pp. 2151-2158
  • A. M. Nemilentsau, G. Ya. Slepyan, S. A. Maksimenko, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and S. V. Rotkin, 2010, "Spontaneous decay of the excited state of an emitter near a finite-length metallic carbon nanotube", Physical Review B, 82, pp. 235411
  • A. M. Nemilentsau, M. V. Shuba, G. Ya. Slepyan, P. P. Kuzhir, S. A. Maksimenko, P. N. D'yachkov and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Substitutional doping of carbon nanotubes to control their electromagnetic characteristics", Physical Review B, 82, pp. 235424
  • M. Faryad and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "On surface plasmon-polariton waves guided by the interface of a metal and a rugate filter with sinusoidal refractive-index profile", Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 27, pp. 2218-2223
  • L. Wei, P. Parhi, E. A. Vogler, T. M. Ritty and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Thickness-controlled hydrophobicity of fibrous Parylene-C films", Materials Letters, 64, pp. 1063-1065
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Towards a metamaterial simulation of a spinning cosmic string", Physics Letters A, 374, pp. 2305-2308
  • J. Gao, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and M. Lei, 2010, "Simultaneous propagation of two Dyakonov-Tamm waves guided by the planar interface created in a chiral sculptured thin film by a sudden change of vapor flux direction", Physics Letters A, 364, pp. 3370-3372
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Reflection of an obliquely incident plane wave by a half space filled by a helicoidal bianisotropic medium", Physics Letters A, 374, pp. 3887-3894
  • M. Faryad and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Multiple surface-plasmon-polariton waves localized to a metallic defect layer in a sculptured nematic thin film", Physica Status Solidi (RRL), 4, pp. 265-267
  • T. H. Anderson, T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Ray trajectories for a spinning cosmic string and a manifestation of self-cloaking", Physics Letters A, 374, pp. 4637-4641
  • J. A. Polo, Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "On the surface plasmon polariton wave at the planar interface of a metal and a chiral sculptured thin film", Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, 465, pp. 87-107
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Positive-, negative-, and orthogonal-phase-velocity propagation of electromagnetic plane waves in a simply moving medium: reformulation and reappraisal", Optik, 120, pp. 45-48
  • A. A. Siddiqui and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Steady electro-osmotic flow of a micropolar fluid in a microchannel", Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, 465, pp. 501-522
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "The Huygens principle for a uniaxial dielectric-magnetic medium with gyrotropic-like magnetoelectric properties", Electromagnetics, 29, pp. 143-150
  • I. Abdulhalim, A. Karabchevsky, C. Patzig, B. Rauschenbach, B. Fuhrmann, E. Eltzov, R. Marks, J. Xu, F. Zhang and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Surface-enhanced fluorescence from metal sculptured thin films with application to biosensing in water", Applied Physics Letters, 94, pp. 063106
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, T. G. Mackay and J. B. Geddes III, 2009, "On the inapplicability of a negative-phase-velocity condition as a negative-refraction condition for active materials", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 51, pp. p. 1230
  • J. Han and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Semiconductor split-ring resonators for thermally tunable, terahertz metamaterials", Journal of Modern Optics, 56, pp. 554-557
  • A. Duncan, T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "The homogenization of orthorhombic piezoelectric composites by the strong-property-fluctuation theory", Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 42, pp. 165402
  • M. Y. Shuba, G. Ya. Slepyan, S. A. Maksimenko, C. Thomsen and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Multiwalled carbon nanotubes as waveguides and antennas in the infrared and the visible regimes", Physical Review B, 79, pp. 155403
  • Y.-J. Jen, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, C.-W. Yu and C.-T. Lin, 2009, "Vapor-deposited thin films with negative real refractive index in the visible regime", Optics Express, 17, pp. 7784-7789
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Remarks on the current status of the Post constraint", Optik, 120, pp. 422-424
  • F. Wang and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Magnetically controllable intra-Brillouin-zone bandgaps in one-dimensional helicoidal magnetophotonic crystals", Physical Review B, 79, pp. 193102
  • S. A. Ramakrishna and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Spectral shifts in the properties of a periodic multilayered stack due to isotropic chiral layers", Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 11, pp. 074001
  • K. Agarwal, J. A. Polo Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Theory of Dyakonov-Tamm waves guided by the planar interface of a sculptured nematic thin film and an isotropic dielectric material", Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 11, pp. 074003
  • M. A. Motyka and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Multiple trains of same-color surface plasmon-polaritons guided by the planar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. Part II: Arbitrary incidence", Journal of Nanophotonics, 3, pp. 033502
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "On the application of homogenization formalisms to active dielectric composite materials", Optics Communications, 282, pp. 2470-2475
  • R. J. Martin Palma, F. Zhang, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, A. Cheng, J. Xu and C. G. Pantano, 2009, "Retardance of chalcogenide thin films grown by the oblique-angle-deposition technique", Thin Solid Films, 517, pp. 5553-5556
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Negative refraction, negative phase velocity, and counterposition in bianisotropic materials and metamaterials", Physical Review B, 79, pp. 235121
  • J. Gao, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, J. A. Polo Jr. and M. Lei, 2009, "Dyakonov-Tamm wave guided by a twist defect in a structurally chiral material", Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 26, pp. 1615-1621
  • J. A. Polo Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Energy flux in a surface-plasmon-polariton wave bound to the planar interface of a metal and a structurally chiral material", Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 26, pp. 1696-1703
  • D. Farber and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Scenario planning and nanotechnological futures", European Journal of Physics, pp. S3 - S15
  • A. Duncan, T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "On the homogenization of orthotropic elastic composites by the strong-property-fluctuation theory", IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 74, pp. 507-532
  • A. A. Siddiqui and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Non-steady electro-osmotic flow of a micropolar fluid in a microchannel", Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 42, pp. 355501
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Constraints on effective constitutive parameters of certain bianisotropic laminated composite materials", Electromagnetics, 29, pp. 508-514
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Counterposition and negative phase velocity in uniformly moving dissipative materials", Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 42, pp. 415401
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Y.-J. Jen and C.-F. Lin, 2009, "Multiple trains of same-color surface plasmon-polaritons guided by the planar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. Part III: Experimental evidence", Journal of Nanophotonics, 3, pp. 033506
  • Y.-J. Jen, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, C.-W. Yu and C.-T. Lin, 2009, "Negative refraction in an uniaxial absorbent dielectric material", European Journal of Physics, 30, pp. 1381-1390
  • A. Gomez, M. L. Martinez, R. A. Depine and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Photonic band gap materials comprising positive-phase-velocity and negative-phase-velocity layers in waveguides", Journal of Modern Optics, 56, (15), pp. 1688-1697
  • J. Gao, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and M. Lei, 2009, "On Dyakonov-Tamm waves localized to a central twist defect in a structurally chiral material", Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 26, pp. B74-B82
  • A. Shalabney, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, I. Abdulhalim, A. Lahav, C. Patzig, I. Hazek, A. Karabchevky, B. Rauschenbach, F. Zhang and J. Xu, 2009, "Surface plasmon resonance from metallic columnar thin films", Photonics and Nanostructures, Fundamentals and Applications, 7, pp. 176-185
  • Y.-J. Jen, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, C.-W. Yu and T.-Y. Chan, 2009, "Multilayered structures for p- and s-polarized long-range surface-plasmon-polariton propagation", Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 26, pp. 2600-2606
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Letter to Editor: More despair in Kashmir"
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Letter to Editor: Extrapolating carefully"
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Make your first research paper a success", SPIE Professional, 3, (1), pp. 34-35
  • B. M. Ross and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Light pressure on chiral sculptured thin films and the circular Bragg phenomenon", Optik, 119, pp. 7-12
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, M. C. Demirel, M. W. Horn and J. Xu, 2008, "Six emerging directions in sculptured-thin-film research", Advances in Solid State Physics, 46, pp. 295-307
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Response to "On negative refraction in classical vacuum"", Journal of Modern Optics, 55, pp. 323-328
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Electromagnetic fields in linear bianisotropic mediums", Progress in Optics, 51, pp. 121-209
  • S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Electrical control of surface-wave propagation at the planar interface of a linear electro-optic material and an isotropic dielectric material", Electromagnetics, 28, pp. 162-174
  • I. Abdulhalim, M. Zourob and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Surface plasmon resonance for biosensing: A mini-review", Electromagnetics, 28, pp. 214-242
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Axially excited, tightly interlaced, chiral sculptured thin films for polarization-universal bandgaps", Optik, 119, pp. 175-179
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Response to comments on boundary problems and electromagnetic constitutive parameters", Optik, 119, pp. 250-252
  • P. K. Choudhury and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "The future of optoelectronics technology", Asian Journal of Physics, 17, pp. 181-183
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, J. A. Polo and Jr., 2008, "Morphological influence on surface-wave propagation at the planar interface of a metal film and a columnar thin film", Asian Journal of Physics, 17, pp. 185-191
  • M. Dixit and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Electrically controlled Bragg resonances of an ambichiral electro-optic structure: oblique incidence", Asian Journal of Physics, 17, pp. 213-223
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and J. A. Reyes, 2008, "Theory of electrically controlled exhibition of circular Bragg phenomenon by an obliquely excited structurally chiral material - Part 1: Axial dc electric field", Optik, 119, pp. 253-268
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and J. A. Reyes, 2008, "Theory of electrically controlled exhibition of circular Bragg phenomenon by an obliquely excited structurally chiral material - Part 2: Arbitrary dc electric field", Optik, 119, pp. 269-275
  • K. E. Weaver and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Simulation of the diffraction characteristics of a one-dimensional dual-periodicity superlattice", Optik, 119, pp. 276-285
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Polarization-universal rejection filtering by ambichiral structures made of indefinite dielectric-magnetic matierials", Physica Scripta, 77, pp. 055401
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Radiation pressure efficiencies of spheres made of isotropic, achiral, passive, homogeneous, negative-phase-velocity materials", Electromagnetics, 28, pp. 346-353
  • R. J. Martin-Palma, C. G. Pantano and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Replication of fly eyes by the conformal-evaporated-film-by-rotation technique", Nanotechnology, 19, pp. 355704
  • M. Dixit and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Selection strategy for circular-polarization-sensitive rejection characteristics of electro-optic ambichiral Reusch piles", Optics Communications, 281, pp. 4812-4823
  • J. Han, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and C. W. Qiu, 2008, "Terachertz metamaterials with semiconductor split-ring resonators for magnetostatic tunability", Optics Express, 16, pp. 14390-14390
  • J. A. Polo, Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Morphological effects on surface-plasmon-polariton waves at the planar interface of a metal and a columnar thin film", Optics Communications, 281, pp. 5453-5457
  • M. A. Motyka and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Multiple trains of same-color surface plasmon polaritons guided by the plunar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film", Journal of Nanophotonics, 2, pp. 021910
  • D. Farber, M. T. Pietrucha and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Systems and scenarios for a philosophy of engineering", Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 33, pp. 214-225
  • A. Gomez, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, J. Marginedam, G. J. Molinas-Cuberos, M. J. Nunez, J. A. Saiz Ipina, A. Vegas and M. A. Solano, 2008, "Full-wave hybrid technique for 3-D isotropic-chiral-material discontinuities in rectangular waveguides: Theory and experiment", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 56, pp. 2815-2825
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Scattering loss in electro?optic particulate composite materials", Journal of Applied Physics, 101, pp. 083523
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Generation of spectral holes by inserting central structurally-chiral-layer defects in periodic structurally chiral materials", Optics Communications, 275, pp. 283-287
  • M. C. Demirel, S. Boduroglu, M. Cetinkaya and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Spatially organized free-standing poly(p-xylylene) nanowires fabricated by vapor deposition", Langmuir, pp. 5861-5863
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and J. A. Polo Jr., 2007, "Dyakonov-Tamm wave at the planar interface of a chiral sculptured thin film and an isotropic dielectric material", Journal of the European Optical Society, 2, pp. 07021
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and T. G. Mackay, 2007, "Integral equation for scattering of light by a strong magnetostatic field in vacuum", Electromagnetics, 27, pp. 341-354
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Surface-plasmon wave at the planar interface of a metal film and a structurally chiral medium", Optics Communications, 279, pp. 291-297
  • J. A. Polo Jr., S. R. Nelatury and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Surface waves at a biaxial bicrystalline interface", Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 24, pp. 2974-2979
  • J. B. Geddes III, T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "On the refractive index for a nonmagnetic two-component medium: Resolution of a controversy", Optics Communications, 280, pp. 120-125
  • M. V. Shuba, S. A. Maksimenko and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Electromagnetic wave propagation in an almost circular bundle of closely packed metallic carbon nanotubes", Physical Review B, 76, pp. 155407
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Theory of light emission from a dipole source embedded in a chiral sculptured thin film", Optics Express, 15, pp. 14689-14703
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, J. B. Geddes III and T. G. Mackay, 2007, "When does the choice of the refractive index of a linear, homogeneous, isotropic, active, dielectric medium matter?", Optics Express, 15, pp. 17709-17714
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Comment on "Criterion for negative refraction with low optical losses from a fundamental principle of causality"", Physical Review Letters, 99, pp. 189701
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Concealment by uniform motion", Journal of the European Optical Society, 2, pp. 07003
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and J. Xu, 2007, "Planewave remittances of an axially excited chiral sculptured thin film with gain", Optik, 118, pp. 94-99
  • J. A. Reyes and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Optics of electrically controlled structurally chiral material with periodic transverse perturbation for polarization-universal bandgaps", Optics Communications, 270, pp. 51-57
  • A. J. Duncan, T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "On the Bergman-Milton bounds for the homogenization of dielectric composite materials", Optics Communications, 271, pp. 470-474
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "On electromagnetics of an isotropic chiral medium moving at constant velocity", Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, 463, pp. 397-418
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and T. G. Mackay, 2007, "Electrical control of the linear optical properties of particulate composite materials", Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, 463, pp. 583-592
  • S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Surface waves with simple exponential transverse decay at a biaxial bicrystalline interface", Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 24, pp. 856-865
  • D. Munshi, P. Kurian, R. V. Bartlett and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "A map of the nanoworld: Sizing up the science, politics, and business of the infinitesimal", Futures, 39, pp. 432-452
  • M. C. Demirel, T. M. Ritty, E. So, S. H. Naidu and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Fibroblast cell attachment and growth on nanoengineered sculptured thin films", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research B: Applied Biomaterials, 81, pp. 219-223
  • T. G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and S. Setiawan, 2007, "Positive-, negative, and orthogonalphase-velocity propagation of electromagnetic plane waves in a simply moving medium", Optik, 118, pp. 195-202
  • B. M. Ross, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and C. J. Lissenden, 2007, "Maxwell stress distributions in chiral sculptured thin films due to obliquely incident plane waves", Optics Communications, 275, pp. 1-9
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Electrically tunable, ultranarrowband, circular-polarization rejection filters with electro-optic structurally chiral materials", Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid Publications, 1, pp. 06006
  • J. Xu, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, J. Liou, A. Chen and I. J. Hodgkinson, 2006, "Circularly polarized fluorescence from light-emitting microcavities with sculptured-thin-film chiral reflectors", Optics Communications, 264, pp. 235-239
  • S. M. Pursel, M. W. Horn and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Blue-shifting of circular Bragg phenomenon by annealing of chiral sculptured thin films", Optics Express, 14, pp. 8001-8012
  • H. Tan, O. Ezekoye, J. van der Schalie, M. W. Horn, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, J. Xu and W. D. Burgos, 2006, "Biological reduction of nano-engineered iron(III) oxide sculptured thin films", Environmental Science and Technology, 40, pp. 5490-5495
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Correlation length and negative phase velocity in isotropic dielectric?magnetic materials", Journal of Applied Physics, 100, pp. 063533
  • V. Fiumara, F. Chiadini, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and A. Scaglione, 2006, "Theory of thin-film, narrowband, linear-polarization rejection filters with superlattice structure", Optics Communications, 268, pp. 182-188
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Boundary value problems and the validity of the Post constraint in modern electromagnetism", Optik, 117, pp. 188-192
  • R. A. Depine, M. E. Inchaussandague and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Application of the differential method to uniaxial gratings with an infinite number of refraction channels: Scalar case", Optics Communications, 258, pp. 90-96
  • K. E. Weaver, F. Wang and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Enhancement of near-field phase-shifting contact lithography by immersion technique", Optik, 117, pp. 183-187
  • R. J. Carey and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Shear axial modes in a PCTSCM, Part VIII: Spectral holes with dissimilar materials but without phase defects", Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 126, pp. 382-385
  • J. A. Reyes and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Electrically controlled optical bandgap in a structurally chiral material", Optics Communications, 259, pp. 164-173
  • B. M. Ross, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and I. J. Hodgkinson, 2006, "Towards the design of elliptical-polarization rejection filters", Optics Communications, 259, pp. 479-483
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Percolation thresholds in the homogenization of spheroidal particles oriented in two directions", Optics Communications, 259, pp. 727-737
  • R. A. Depine, M. E. Inchaussandague and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Vector theory of diffraction by gratings made of a uniaxial dielectric-magnetic material exhibiting negative refraction", Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 23, pp. 514-528
  • R. A. Depine, M. E. Inchaussandague and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Classification of dispersion equations for homogeneous dielectric-magnetic uniaxial materials", Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 23, pp. 949-955
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Generalized Oseen transformation for and enhancement of Bragg characteristics of electro?optic structurally chiral materials", Optics Communications, 261, pp. 213-217
  • G. Ya. Slepyan, M. V. Shuba, S. A. Maksimenko and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Theory of optical scattering by achiral carbon nanotubes and their potential as optical nanoantennas", Physical Review B, 73, pp. 195416
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Narrowband and ultranarrowband filters with electro-optic structurally chiral materials", Asian Journal of Physics, 15, pp. 275-282
  • J. B. Geddes III and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Quantification of optical pulsed-plane-wave-shaping by chiral sculptured thin films", Journal of Modern Optics, 53, pp. 2763-2783
  • J. A. Polo Jr., S. R. Nelatury and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Surface electromagnetic wave at a tilted uniaxial bicrystalline interface", Electromagnetics, 26, pp. 629-642

Manuscripts

  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Negative reflection in a Faraday chiral medium", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters
  • J. A. Polo Jr., S. R. Nelatury and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Propagation of surface waves at the planar interface of a columnar thin film and an isotropic substrate", Journal of Nanophotonics
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, L. Wei, A. Kumar and J. Kumar, , "Facile fabrication of free standing submicron textured films of Parylene-C", Materials Research Innovations
  • M. Faryad and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Dyakonov-Tamm waves guided by a phase-twist combination defect in a sculptured nematic thin film", Optics Communications
  • F. Chiadini, V. Fiumara, A. Scaglione and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Simulation and analysis of prismatic bioinspired compound lenses for solar cells: II. Multifrequency analysis"
  • M. Faryad and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Propagation of surface waves and waveguide modes guided by a dielectric slab inserted in a sculptured nematic thin film", Physical Review A
  • J. Gao, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and M. Lei, , "Synoptic view of Dyakonov-Tamm waves localized to the planar interface of two chiral sculptured thin films", Journal of Nanophotonics
  • J. A. Polo, Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Surface electromagnetic waves: A review", Laser and Photonics Reviews
  • F. Wang and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Complete exhibition of defect-mode resonance despite dissipation in structurally chiral materials", Physical Review B
  • F. Wang, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Z. Shi and X. Jiang, , "Thickness-dependent spectral holes exhibited by a cascade of two slabs of dissimilar structurally chiral materials", Photonics and Nanostructures: Fundamentals and Applications
  • J. A. Polo Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Dyakonov-Tamm waves guided by the planar interface of an isotropic dielectric material and an electro-optic ambichiral Reusch pile", Journal of the Optical Society of America B
  • R. C. Shaler, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, J. W. Rogers, D. P. Pulsifer and R. J. Martín-Palma, , "Columnar-thin-film acquisition of fingerprint topology", Journal of Nanophotonics
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, R. C. Shaler, R. J. Martin-Palma, M. A. Motyka and D. P. Pulsifer, , "Solid-state acquisition of fingermark topology using dense columnar thin films", Journal of Forensic
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Reflection from a semi-infinite rugate filter", Journal of Modern Optics
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Modeling chiral sculptured thin films as platforms for surface-plasmonic-polaritonic optical sensing", IEEE Sensors Journal
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Surface-plasmon-polariton waves guided by the uniformly moving planar interface of a metal film and dielectric slab", Optik
  • Y. J. Liu, J. Shi, F. Zhang, H. Liang, J. Xu, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, S. J. Fonash and T. J. Huang, , "High-speed optical humidity sensors based on chiral sculptured thin films", Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical
  • H. Maab, M. Faryad and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, , "Surface electromagnetic waves supported by the interface of two semi-infinite rugate filters with sinusoidal refractive-index profiles", Journal of the Optical Society of America B
  • A. M. Nemilentsau, G. Ya. Slepyan, S. A. Maksimenko, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and S. V. Rotkin, , "Spontaneous decay of an excited state of an emitter coupled to parallel SWNTs placed in the vicinity of a plane interface between two dielectric materials", Photonics and Nanostructures: Fundamentals and Applications

Other

  • R. C. Shaler, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, J. W. Rogers, D. P. Pulsifer and R. J. Martín-Palma, 2010, "Columnar-thin-film acquisition of fingerprint topology", pp. 776607
  • J. Gao, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and M. Lei, 2010, "Dyakonov-Tamm waves localized to the planar interface of two chiral sculptured thin films", pp. 77660K
  • M. Farayad and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "Coupled surface-plasmon-polariton waves in a sculptured nematic thin film with a metallic defect layer", pp. 77660L
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2010, "On the theory of optical sensing via infiltration of sculptured thin films", pp. 77660O
  • A. Nemilentsau, G. Slepyan, S. Maksimenko, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and S. V. Rotkin, 2010, "Carbon nanotubes as probes for scanning near-field optical microscopy"
  • F. Wang, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and Z. Shi, 2010, "Multifaceted tunability of photonic bandgaps"
  • D. P. Pulsifer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and R. J. Martín-Palma, 2010, "Modification of conformal evaporated-film-by-rotation technique to improve uniformity of replicas of nonplanar biotemplates", pp. 75910T
  • R. J. Martin-Palma, M. Manso-Silvan, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and C. G. Pantano, 2009, "Ordered arrays of nanocolumns grown by the oblique angle deposition technique on a self-assembled layer of polystyrene spheres", Materials Letters, 63, pp. 197-199
  • R. J. Martin-Palma, C. G. Pantano and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Towards the use of the conformal-evaporated-film-by-rotation technique in fabricating microelectronic circuits and microsystems", Microelectronics Reliability, 49, pp. 460-462
  • J. Han, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Z. Tian, X. Lu and W. Zhang, 2009, "Magnetic and magnetothermal tunability of subwavelength-hole arrays in a semiconductor sheet", Optics Letters, 34, pp. 1465-1467
  • Devender, D. P. Pulsifer and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Multiple surface plasmon polariton waves", Electronics Letters, 45, pp. 1137-1138
  • D. P. Pulsifer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and R. J. Martín-Palma, 2009, "Improved conformal coatings by oblique-angle deposition for bioreplication", Applied Physics Letters, 95, pp. 193701
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Negative refraction and positive refraction are not Lorentz covariant", Physics Letters A, 374, pp. 101-105
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, R. J. Martin-Palma, M. A. Motyka and C. G. Pantano, 2009, "Fabrication of free-standing replicas of fragile, laminar, chitinous biotemplates", Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 4, pp. 034001
  • I. Abdulhalim, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, A. Lahav, F. Zhang and J. Xu, 2008, "Porosity effect on surface plasmon resonance from metallic sculptured thin films"
  • J. A. Polo, Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Review of surface-wave propagation at the planar interface of a columnar or chiral sculptured thin film and an isotropic substrate"
  • M. A. Motyka and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Excitation of surface plasmon polaritons at the interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film"
  • J. Xu, F. Zhang, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, S. M. Pursel and M. W. Horn, 2008, "Circular polarization emission from an external cavity diode laser"
  • S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo, Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Review of the role of dielectric anisotropy in Dyakonov surface-wave propagation"
  • F. Benkabou and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Analysis of silver columnar thin films by atomic force microscopy"
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, J. A. Polo, Jr. and M. A. Motyka, 2008, "Sculptured-thin-film plasmonic-polaritonics", pp. 3-8
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Light emission from a point-dipole source embedded in a metal¬-capped chiral sculptured thin film"
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "On negative reflection in a bianisotropic medium"
  • F. Wang and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Intra-Brillouin-zone bandgaps due to periodic misalignment in one-dimensional magnetophotonic crystals", Applied Physics Letters, 92, pp. 011115
  • M. E. Inchaussandague, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and R. A. Depine, 2008, "On metallic gratings coated conformally with isotropic negative-phase-velocity materials", Physics Letters A, 372, pp. 2522-2526
  • F. Zhang, J. Xu, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, T. Zhu, S. M. Pursel and W. M. Horn, 2008, "Circular polarization emission from an external cavity diode laser", Applied Physics Letters, 92, pp. 111109
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Negative reflection is a Faraday chiral medium", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 50, pp. 1368-1371
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, J. A. Polo and Jr., 2008, "Engineering the phase speed of surface-plasmon wave at the planar interface of a metal and a chiral sculptured thin film", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 50, pp. 1966-1970
  • S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo, Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "On widening the angular existence domain for Dyakonov surface waves using the Pockels effect", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 50, pp. 2360-2362
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and T. G. Mackay, 2008, "Total internal reflection of evanescent plane waves", European Journal of Physics, 29, pp. N59-N61
  • R. J. Martín-Palma, C. G. Pantano and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Biomimetization of butterfly wings by the conformal-evaporated-film-by-rotation technique for photonics", Applied Physics Letters, 93, pp. 083901
  • M. Dixit and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Electrically controlled Bragg resonances of an ambichiral electro-optic structure: oblique incidence"
  • B. M. Ross and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Light pressure on chiral sculptured thin films"
  • J. B. Geddes III and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Swamping of circular Bragg phenomenon revealed by durations and average speeds of videopulses transmitted through chiral sculptured thin films"
  • S. M. Pursel, M. W. Horn and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Tailored circular Bragg phenomenon in TiO2 sculptured thin films by post-deposition processing"
  • F. Chiadini, V. Fiumara, A. Scaglione and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Narrowband, linear-polarization rejection filter based on columnar-thin-film superlattice"
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and J. A. Reyes, 2007, "Electro-optic structurally chiral materials", pp. 11-17
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Metamaterial phenomenons via uniform motion"
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "A simple recipe for negatively refracting metamaterials via homogenization"
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Toward optical sensing of metal nanoparticles using chiral sculptured thin films", Journal of Nanophotonics, 1, pp. 019502
  • F. Zhang, J. Xu, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, S. M. Pursel, M. W. Horn and A. Wang, 2007, "Circularly polarized emission from colloidal nanocrystal quantum dots confined in cavities formed by chiral mirrors", Applied Physics Letters, 91, pp. 023102
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Negative, and positive-phase-velocity propagation in an isotropic chiral medium moving at constant velocity", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 49, pp. 2640-2643
  • J. B. Geddes III and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Swamping of circular Bragg phenomenon and shaping of videopulses", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 49, pp. 776-779
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Counterposition and negative refraction due to uniform motion", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 49, pp. 874-876
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Simultaneous negative, and positive-phase-velocity propagation in an isotropic chiral medium", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 49, pp. 1245-1246
  • B. M. Ross and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Maximizing net light pressure on a chiral sculptured thin film by selection of the vapor incidence angle", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 49, pp. 1407-1409
  • S. M. Pursel, M. W. Horn and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Tuning of sculptured-thin-film spectral¬hole filters by post-deposition etching", Optical Engineering, 46, pp. 040507
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Lorentz covariance of the canonical perfect lens", Physics Letters A, 366, pp. 179-183
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and J. B. Geddes, 2007, "Scattering by a nihility cylinder", AEÜ International Journal of Electronics and Communications, 61, pp. 62-65
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and T. G. Mackay, 2007, "Meet the metamaterials", OSA Optics & Photonics News, 18, (1), pp. 32-39
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2007, "Electrically switchable exhibition of circular Bragg phenomenon by an isotropic slab", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 49, pp. 250-251
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Bragging electrically"
  • S. A. Maksimenko, G. Ya. Slepyan, M. V. Shuba and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Optical scattering by achiral carbon nanotubes and application as nanoantennas and composite mediums"
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Enhancement of group velocity via homogenization: isotropic and anisotropic dielectric scenarios"
  • J. B. Geddes III and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Durations and average speeds of ultrashort optical pulses shaped by chiral sculptured thin films"
  • J. A. Reyes and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Electrically controlled reflection and transmission of obliquely incident light by structurally chiral materials", Optics Communications, 266, pp. 565-573
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and T. G. Mackay, 2006, "Dyadic Green function for an electromagnetic medium inspired by general relativity", Chinese Physics Letters, 3, pp. 832-833
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Ambichiral, electro-optic, circular-polarization rejection filters: theory", Physics Letters A, 354, pp. 330-334
  • T. G. Mackay and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Gravity-induced negative refraction of electromagnetic waves", Current Science, 90, pp. 640-641
  • R. A. Depine, M. L. Martinez Ricci and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Ideal and real PBG multilayers of negative, and positive-phase-velocity materials in a parallel-plate waveguide", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 48, pp. 2365-2372
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "On boundary conditions and constitution of homogeneous materials", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 48, pp. 56-57
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and T. G. Mackay, 2006, "Fresnel coefficients for a permittivity-permeability phase space encompassing vacuum, anti-vacuum, and nihility", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 48, pp. 265-270
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and T. G. Mackay, 2006, "Fresnel coefficients for a permittivity-permeability phase space encompassing vacuum, anti-vacuum, and nihility", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 48, pp. 265-270
  • T. G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and R. A. Depine, 2006, "Uniaxial dielectric media with hyperbolic dispersion relations", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 48, pp. 363-367
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and T. G. Mackay, 2006, "Negative phase velocity in isotropic dielectric-magnetic media via homogenization: Part II", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 48, pp. 709-712
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2006, "Scattering by a nihility sphere", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 48, pp. 895-896
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and T. G. Mackay, 2006, "Simple derivation of dyadic Green functions of a simply moving, isotropic, dielectric-magnetic medium", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 48, pp. 1073-1074
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2005, "Sculptured thin films", pp. 97-102

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