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Amit Agrawal

Amit Agrawal is a Visiting Fellow in the Photonics and Plasmonics Group and an Associate Research Scientist at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics of the University of Maryland. He received a B.E. with Honors in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah. His doctoral research focused on developing terahertz plasmonic metamaterials and guided-wave devices was supported by the University of Utah Graduate Research Fellowship, IEEE/LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship, and the D. J. Lovell Scholarship from SPIE. He was then a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group, where he worked with Henri Lezec developing measurement methods for studying the electromagnetic properties of plasmonic nanostructures for applications in switching and sensing. He then joined the faculty of Syracuse University, where he was the John E. and Patricia Breyer Professor in Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and continued his work on designing and characterizing of electrochromic optical modulators, as well as measuring the opto-mechanical properties of plasmonic metamaterials. Amit is developing time-resolved optical spectroscopy and microscopy techniques in the visible, mid-infrared and terahertz ranges for applications in devices for energy conversion and storage.

Selected Publications

  • All-angle negative refraction and active flat lensing of ultraviolet light, T. Xu, A. Agrawal, M. Abashin, K. J. Chau, and H. J. Lezec, Nature 497, 470–474 (2013).
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  • Optics of photonic quasicrystals, Z. V. Vardeny, A. Nahata, and A. Agrawal, Nature Photonics 7, 177–187 (2013).
  • Electrolyte stability determines scaling limits for solid-state 3D Li-ion batteries, D. Ruzmetov, V. P. Oleshko, P. M. Haney, H. J. Lezec, K. Karki, K. H. Baloch, A. K. Agrawal, A. V. Davydov, S. Krylyuk, Y. Liu, J. Huang, M. Tanase, J. Cumings, and A. A. Talin, Nano Letters 12, 505-511 (2011).
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  • An integrated electrochromic nanoplasmonic optical switch, A. Agrawal, C. Susut, G. Stafford, U. Bertocci, B. McMorran, H. J. Lezec, and A. A. Talin, Nano Letters 11, 2774-2778 (2011).
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  • Electron vortex beams with high quanta of orbital angular momentum, B. J. McMorran, A. Agrawal, I. M. Anderson, A. A. Herzing, H. J. Lezec, J. J. McClelland, and J. Unguris, Science 331, 192 -195 (2011).
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  • Transmission resonances through aperiodic aperture arrays, T. Matsui, A. Agrawal, A. Nahata, and Z.V. Vardeny, Nature 446 , 517 - 521 (2007).

Publications

Ultra-compact visible light depolarizer based on dielectric metasurface

Author(s)
Yilin Wang, Wenqi Zhu, Cheng Zhang, Qingbin Fan, Lu Chen, Henri J. Lezec, Amit K. Agrawal, Ting Xu
With rapid development towards shrinking the size of traditional photonic systems such as cameras, spectrometers, displays and illumination systems, there is an

Ultrathin Wetting Layer-Free Plasmonic Gold Films

Author(s)
Robert Lemasters, Cheng Zhang, Manoj Manjare, Wenqi Zhu, Junyeob Song, Sergei Urazhdin, Henri J. Lezec, Amit K. Agrawal, Hayk Harutyunyan
Ultrathin gold films are attractive for plasmonic and metamaterial devices, thanks to their useful optical and optoelectronic properties. However, deposition of

Revisiting the Photon-Drag Effect in Metal Films

Author(s)
Jared H. Strait, Glenn E. Holland, Wenqi Zhu, Cheng Zhang, Bojan R. Ilic, Amit K. Agrawal, Domenico Pacifici, Henri J. Lezec
The photon-drag effect, the rectified current in a medium induced by conservation of momentum of absorbed or redirected light, is a unique probe of the detailed
Created August 30, 2019