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Professor Ksenia Dolgaleva


My name is Ksenia Dolgaleva; I am an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Integrated Photonics. My primary affiliation is with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering. Because I studied to become a physicist, I am also cross-appointed with the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science.

Dr. Daniel Espinosa


I am a postdoctoral fellow in the group since January 2018. My research interests are related to experimental nonlinear optics, and the characterization of integrated photonics devices allows me to study the nonlinear optical properties of nanostructured materials. My current research projects are based on the four-wave mixing, nonlinear transmission, and z-scan techniques in III-V semiconductors, either in bulk or waveguiding materials.

Dr. Shubhendra Kumar Jain


Dr. Shubhendra Kumar Jain has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nonlinear Photonic group since November 2021. He has extensive experience in the growth and fabrication of III-V and 2D semiconductor devices. Currently he is working on the fabrication of the Nonlinear Optics devices using III-V semiconductors.

Kaustubh Vyas


Kaustubh Vyas is a 4th Year PhD student at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the group in January 2018. His major research interests are semiconductor device nanofabrication of III-V semiconductors, 2d Photonic crystal structures and and nonlinear properties of III-Nitrides.

Md Saad Bin Alam


M. Saad Bin-Alam is pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering under the joint supervision of Prof. Ksenia Dolgaleva and Prof. Robert W. Boyd. Throughout his graduate studies, Saad demonstrates his expertise in designing and characterization of the artificial nanophotonic devices for various applications. Saad's most notable research contribution is the development of plasmonic nanostructured metasurfaces with record high-Q resonances, which has drawn a large media attention. Currently Saad is working on implementing his high-Q metasurface in advanced nonlinear and quantum optical processes such as- entangled photon-pair generation via spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC), ultrafast nonlinear modulation for flat optical applications, and absorption enhancement inside the photodetector quantum-dot absorbers.

Ehsan Mobini


Ehsan received his MSc from Abbe School of Photonics- FSU (Germany) in 2016. He joined our group in 2017 and started his PhD in physics. His main research interests are resonant nonlinear integrated devices based on III-V semiconductors.

Soheil Zibod


Soheil Zibod, is a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at University of Ottawa. He joined the Nonlinear Photonics group in 2019. His main research is about nonlinear materials in THz region and THz spectroscopy.

Sina Aghili


Sina Aghili is a PhD student at the department of electrical and computer engineering. He holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran (2012), and a master degree in Optical Communication Engineering from University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran in 2017. He started his Ph.D. degree under Prof. Ksenia Dolgaleva’s supervision in January 2020 at the department of Electrical engineering and Computer science, University of Ottawa, Canada. His main areas of research include: Plasmonics, integrated non-linear photonics, and Laterally coupled distributed feedback (LC-DFB) lasers.

Daniel Hutama


Daniel is a PhD student under the joint supervision of Professors Ksenia Dolgaleva and Jeff Lundeen.  His main interests are in the intersection of quantum cryptography and optical telecommunications. In addition to his thesis project in quantum key distribution hardware, Daniel is leading an initiative to develop a Canadian InP component library.

Rania Mahjoub


I am a PhD student at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at uOttawa under the supervision of Prof. Ksenia Dolgaleva. I joined the Nonlinear Photonics group in 2021. My research interests include semiconductor materials properties, nanotechnology and nanostructured materials. My research is focused on the nanofabrication and characterization of novel semiconductor devices.

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