Yeshaiahu (SHAYA) Fainman

Dept. Chair / Cymer Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Fields of interest

Metallo-dielectric laser nanoresonators;
On-chip silicon photonic devices and phenomena;
Biosensing using nanostructured plasmonic devices; 
Nanoscale optical field localization;
Nanoscale optical resonant phenomena; 
Heterodyne near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM); 
3D quantitative imaging; 
Optical forces in photonic devices; 
Optofludic devices.


Recent publications

J. Ptasinski, L. Pang, P.-C. Sun, B. Slutsky, and Y. Fainman,
Differential detection for nanoplasmonic resonance sensors,
IEEE Sensors Journal  12, No. 2, pp. 384-388, February 2012.

M. Khajavikhan, A. Simic, M. Katz, J.H. Lee, B. Slutsky, A. Mizrahi, V.Lomakin, and Y. Fainman,
Thresholdless nanoscale coaxial lasers,
Nature 482, No. 7384, pp. 204-207, February 8, 2012.

L. Feng, A. Mizrahi, S. Zamek, Z. Liu, V. Lomakin, and Y. Fainman,
Metamaterials for enhanced polarization conversion in plasmonic excitation,
ACS Nano 5, No. 6, pp. 5100 – 5106, April 18, 2011.

M. Ayache, M.P. Nezhad, S. Zamek, M. Abashin, and Y. Fainman,
Near-field measurement of amplitude and phase in silicon waveguides with liquid cladding,
Optics Letters  36, No. 10, pp. 1869-1871, May 13, 2011.

O. Bondarenko, A. Simic, Q. Gu, J. H. Lee, B. Slutsky, M. P. Nezhad and Y. Fainman,
Wafer bonded subwavelength metallo-dielectric laser,
IEEE Photonics Journal  3, No. 3, pp. 608-616, June 2011.

 L. Feng, M. Ayache, J. Huang, Y.-L. Xu, M.-H. Lu, Y.-F. Chen, Y.Fainman and A. Scherer,
Nonreciprocal light propagation in a silicon photonic circuit,
Science 333, No. 6043,  pp. 729 – 733, August 5, 2011.

H. M. Chen, L. Pang, M. S. Gordon, and Y. Fainman,
Real-time template-assisted manipulation of nanoparticles in a multilayer nanofluidic chip,
Small (Nanofluidic Chips) , Issue 19, pp. 2750-2757, October 4, 2011.

J.H. Lee, M. Khajavikhan, A. Simic, Q. Gu, O. Bondarenko, B. Slutsky, M.P. Nezhad, and Y. Fainman,
Electrically pumped sub-wavelength metallo-dielectric pedestal pillar lasers,
Optics Express  19, No. 22, pp. 21524-21531, October 24, 2011.

M. P. Nezhad, A. Simic, O. Bondarenko, B. Slutsky, A. Mizrahi, L. Feng, V. Lomakin, and Y. Fainman,
Room temperature sub-wavelength metallo-dielectric lasers,
Nature Photonics 4, No. 6, pp. 395-399, June 2010.

D. T. H. Tan, P. C. Sun, and Y. Fainman,
Monolithic nonlinear pulse compressor on a silicon chip,
Nature Communications 1, No. 8, pp. 116-121, November 2010.