Prof. Ali Serpenguzel
Director of Microphotonics Research Laboratory at Koç Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Student Chapter Advisor | Visiting Lecturer
Area of Expertise:
Silicon Photonics , Optoelectronics , Nonlinear Optics , Microcavities and Waveguides , Laser Diagnostics , Light Scattering
Profile Summary

Ali Serpengüzel attended Bogaziçi University for his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics. For his Doctor of Philosophy degree he attended Yale University and worked in the group of Professor Richard Kounai Chang, in the Applied Physics Department, and the Yale Center for Laser Diagnostics, first as a Graduate Research Assistant, and then as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Ali Serpengüzel was also a consultant to Texaco Research Center in the field of energy related research, mainly “Laser Combustion Diagnostics,” where he performed laser induced fluorescence and Mie scattering experiments in a running optically accessible internal combustion engine. Later, he joined Polytechnic University (now part of New York University), Microparticle Photophysics Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, where he performed the first coupling experiment of solid microspheres to optical fibers. Afterwards, he joined Bilkent University as an Assistant Professor of Physics, where he concentrated his research on the optoelectronics properties of semiconductor microcavities and semiconductor microdevices. Currently, Ali Serpengüzel is a Professor of Physics and the Founder and the Principal Investigator of the Microphotonics Research Laboratory at Koç University, where he is actively continuing his research on the photonic applications of microsphere resonators with an emphasis on silicon photonics and liquid crystal photonics. Ali Serpengüzel’s scholarly output includes more than 80 papers published in refereed scientific journals and proceedings and more than 140 talks at scientific conferences. He has received invitations to lecture from more than 40 universities and research centers. He is the recipient of the prestigious Werner von Siemens Excellence Award for Science and Innovation from Siemens Aktiengesellschaft. He is the first Turkish Fellow of the SPIE, a member of Sigma-Xi, a senior member of the IEEE and OSA.
Publications (44)

Proceedings Article | 17 May 2018 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10683, Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications
KEYWORDS: Resonators, Waveguides, Fiber optics, Fiber optic components, Single mode fibers, Transmittance, Optical components, Fiber optics sensors, Fiber optic communications, Silica

SPIE Journal Paper | 27 December 2017
OE Vol. 56 Issue 12
KEYWORDS: Scattering, Silica, Refractive index, Water, Microfluidics, Light scattering, Laser scattering, Optofluidics, Dye lasers, Sensors

Proceedings Article | 16 June 2017 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10242, Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations III
KEYWORDS: Alternate lighting of surfaces, Waveguides, Resonators, Mirrors, Photonic integrated circuits, Integrated photonics, Microwave radiation, Transparency, Linear filtering, Mach-Zehnder interferometers

Proceedings Article | 26 September 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9927, Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices XIII
KEYWORDS: Waveguides, Femtosecond phenomena, Glasses, Silicon, Semiconductor lasers, Scattering, Laser scattering, Polarization, Pulsed laser operation, Magnetism

Proceedings Article | 27 February 2015 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9366, Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XVII
KEYWORDS: Resonators, Waveguides, Mirrors, Transmittance, Optical filters, Scattering, Linear filtering, Transparency, Tunable filters, Optical components

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Proceedings Volume Editor (4)

SPIE Conference Volume | 10 May 2011

SPIE Conference Volume | 19 May 2009

SPIE Conference Volume | 28 May 2007

SPIE Conference Volume | 7 July 2005

Conference Committee Involvement (18)
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXIII
6 March 2021 | Online Only, California, United States
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXII
3 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXI
2 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XX
29 January 2018 | San Francisco, California, United States
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XIX
31 January 2017 | San Francisco, California, United States
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