Welcome to the Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory in Sarıyer, Istanbul, Turkey.
Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory focuses its experimental research efforts on application areas such as microcavity physics, optoelectronic devices, optical fiber communication, silicon photonics, laser spectroscopy, and laser diagnostics.
The state-of-the-art research encompasses the design, fabrication, characterization, and testing of novel photonic and optoelectronic devices and their applications in optical fiber communication and silicon photonics. Photonic and optoelectronic structures such as high quality factor optical microcavities as well as novel dielectric and semiconductor materials are used for the realization of these photonic and optoelectronic devices.
The research efforts are sponsored by Koç University, Yale University, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, The British Council, The European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, and The European Commission. The research laboratory is located at the Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus.
The main equipment includes fast pulse lasers such as neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet, dye, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, excimer, titanium sapphire, and continuous wave tunable semiconductor diode lasers (800-1600 nm), optoelectronic communication test and measurement equipment, optical spectrometers (300-3000 nm), optical tables, and various state-of-the-art optoelectronic and optomechanical equipment. Joint research efforts are conducted with Glasgow University, Strathclyde University, Essex University, Harvard University, and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome.
The former student members of the laboratory continue their academic careers at Bogaziçi University, Bilkent University, Sabanci University, Yale University, Boston University, University of Central Florida, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Southern Methodist University, University of Washington Saint Louis, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Twente, and Hasselt University. Former graduates are currently working as researchers at the Intel Corporate Research Laboratories, Santa Clara, California, and JDSU Research Laboratories in Milpitas, California, and as faculty members at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara and Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun.