Faculty

Jacob B. Khurgin

Professor

Primary Appointment: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

  • Theoretical and experimental studies of electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of the semiconductors and their heterostructure-quantum wells, and superlattices
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical Communication Devices & Systems
  • Metamaterials and Plasmonics
  • Mid-Infrared devices
  • Fundamental Condensed Matter Physics
  • Wide-bandgap semiconductor devices
  • Miniature solid state lasers

Professor Khurgin is a theorist, but through his 30+ years career he has been working with many experimental groups in diverse areas of electronics, optics, condensed matter physics and telecommunications. Currently, his interests include mid-infrared technology – lasers and detectors, wide bandgap semiconductor devices, laser refrigeration of solids, plasmonics, photo catalysis, band-width efficient optical communications, and others. Professor Khurgin graduated from NYU in 1986, worked in industry, and joined JHU in 1988. He has authored 300 journal publications, 1 book, holds 30 patents and is a Fellow of American Physical Society and Optical Society of America.

 

Awards and Honors

American Physical Society Fellow

Optical Society of America Fellow

Journal Articles
  • Khurgin JB, Bajaj S, Rajan S (2015).  Elastic scattering by hot electrons and apparent lifetime of longitudinal optical phonons in gallium nitride.  Applied Physics Letters.  107(26).
  • Khurgin JB, Sun G, Chen WT, Tsai WY, Tsai DP (2015).  Ultrafast Thermal Nonlinearity.  Scientific Reports.  5.
  • Khurgin JB, Stievater TH, Pruessner MW, Rabinovich WS (2015).  On the origin of the second-order nonlinearity in strained Si-SiN structures.  Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics.  32(12).
  • Khurgin J, Sun G, Chen WT, Tsai W, Tsai DP (2015).  Ultrafast Thermal Nonlinearity.  SCIENTIFIC REPORTS.  5.
  • Khurgin J, Stievater TH, Pruessner MW, Rabinovich WS (2015).  On the origin of the second-order nonlinearity in strained Si-SiN structures.  JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS.  32(12).  2494-2499.
  • Khurgin JB, Sun G (2015).  Impact of surface collisions on enhancement and quenching of the luminescence near the metal nanoparticles.  Optics Express.  23(24).
  • Spencer DT, Davenport M, Srinivasan S, Khurgin J, Morton PA, Bowers JE (2015).  Low kappa, narrow bandwidth Si3N4Bragg gratings.  Optics Express.  23(23).
  • Spencer DT, Davenport M, Srinivasan S, Khurgin J, Morton PA, Bowers JE (2015).  An experimental and theoretical comparison of different narrow linewidth bragg gratings.  2015 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2015.
  • Spencer DT, Davenport M, Srinivasan S, Khurgin J, Morton PA, Bowers JE (2015).  Low kappa, narrow bandwidth Si3N4 Bragg gratings.  OPTICS EXPRESS.  23(23).  30329-30336.
  • Stievater TH, Pruessner MW, Rabinovich WS, Park D, Mahon R, Kozak DA, Boos JB, Holmstrom SA, Khurgin J (2015).  Suspended photonic waveguide devices.  APPLIED OPTICS.  54(31).  F164-F173.
  • Khurgin J, Sun G (2015).  Impact of surface collisions on enhancement and quenching of the luminescence near the metal nanoparticles.  OPTICS EXPRESS.  23(24).  30739-30748.
  • Stievater TH, Pruessner MW, Rabinovich WS, Park D, Mahon R, Kozak DA, Boos JB, Holmstrom SA, Khurgin JB (2015).  Suspended photonic waveguide devices.  Applied Optics.  54(31).
  • Bajaj S, Shoron OF, Park PS, Krishnamoorthy S, Akyol F, Hung TH, Reza S, Chumbes EM, Khurgin J, Rajan S (2015).  Density-dependent electron transport and precise modeling of GaN high electron mobility transistors.  Applied Physics Letters.  107(15).
  • Bajaj S, Shoron OF, Park PS, Krishnamoorthy S, Akyol F, Hung T, Reza S, Chumbes EM, Khurgin J, Rajan S (2015).  Density-dependent electron transport and precise modeling of GaN high electron mobility transistors.  APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS.  107(15).
  • Yu H, Talukdar D, Xu W, Khurgin JB, Xiong Q (2015).  Charge-Induced Second-Harmonic Generation in Bilayer WSe<inf>2</inf>.  Nano Letters.  15(8).
  • Desiatov B, Mazurski N, Shappir J, Khurgin JB, Levy U (2015).  Hot electron schottky detection based on internal photoemission in silicon structures.  Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest.  2015-August.
  • Bajaj S, Shoron OF, Park PS, Krishnamoorthy S, Akyol F, Hung TH, Reza S, Chumbes EM, Khurgin JB, Rajan S (2015).  Density-dependent electron transport for accurate modeling of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs.  Device Research Conference - Conference Digest, DRC.  2015-August.
  • Yang Z, Zhang Y, Krishnamoorthy S, Nath DN, Khurgin JB, Rajan S (2015).  Modeling and experimental demonstration of sub-10 nm base III-nitride tunneling hot electron transistors.  Device Research Conference - Conference Digest, DRC.  2015-August.
  • Khurgin J (2015).  Two-dimensional exciton-polariton-light guiding by transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers.  OPTICA.  2(8).  740-742.
  • Yu H, Talukdar D, Xu W, Khurgin J, Xiong Q (2015).  Charge-Induced Second-Harmonic Generation in Bilayer WSe2.  NANO LETTERS.  15(8).  5653-5657.
  • Sun G, Chen R, Ding YJ, Khurgin JB (2015).  Upconversion due to optical-phonon-assisted anti-stokes photoluminescence in bulk GaN.  ACS Photonics.  2(5).
  • Yang Z, Nath DN, Zhang Y, Khurgin J, Rajan S (2015).  Common Emitter Current and Voltage Gain in III-Nitride Tunneling Hot Electron Transistors.  IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS.  36(5).  436-438.
  • Sun G, Chen R, Ding YJ, Khurgin J (2015).  Upconversion Due to Optical-Phonon-Assisted Anti-Stokes Photoluminescence in Bulk GaN.  ACS PHOTONICS.  2(5).  628-632.
  • Yang Z, Nath DN, Zhang Y, Khurgin JB, Rajan S (2015).  Common emitter current and voltage gain in III-nitride tunneling hot electron transistors.  IEEE Electron Device Letters.  36(5).
  • Desiatov B, Goykhman I, Mazurski N, Shappir J, Khurgin J, Levy U (2015).  Plasmonic enhanced silicon pyramids for internal photoemission Schottky detectors in the near-infrared regime.  OPTICA.  2(4).  335-338.
  • Khurgin J (2015).  Prospects and merits of metal-clad semiconductor lasers from nearly UV to far IR.  OPTICS EXPRESS.  23(4).  4186-4194.
  • Yang Z, Zhang Y, Nath DN, Khurgin JB, Rajan S (2015).  Current gain in sub-10 nm base GaN tunneling hot electron transistors with AlN emitter barrier.  Applied Physics Letters.  106(3).
  • Yang Z, Zhang Y, Nath DN, Khurgin J, Rajan S (2015).  Current gain in sub-10nm base GaN tunneling hot electron transistors with AlN emitter barrier.  APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS.  106(3).
  • Khurgin JB (2015).  Ultimate limit of field confinement by surface plasmon polaritons.  Faraday Discussions.  178.
  • Khurgin JB (2015).  Prospects and merits of metal-clad semiconductor lasers from nearly UV to far IR.  Optics Express.  23(4).
  • Pattanaik HS, Reichert M, Khurgin JB, Hagan DJ, Van Stryland EW (2015).  Extremely Nondegenerate Two-photon Absorption Enhancement in Quantum Well (QW) Semiconductors.  Nonlinear Optics, NLO 2015.
  • Khurgin J (2015).  Ultimate limit of field confinement by surface plasmon polaritons.  FARADAY DISCUSSIONS.  178.  109-122.
  • Desiatov B, Mazurski N, Shappir J, Khurgin JB, Levy U (2015).  Hot electron schottky detection based on internal photoemission in silicon structures.  CLEO: QELS - Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2015.
  • Islam M, Lay J, Wang CC, Trivedi S, Samuels A, Khurgin J, Sen-Choa F (2015).  Combined microphone array and lock-in amplifier operations for outdoor photo-Acoustic sensing.  Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.  9486.
  • Khurgin JB (2015).  How to deal with the loss in plasmonics and metamaterials.  Nature Nanotechnology.  10(1).
  • Khurgin J (2015).  How to deal with the loss in plasmonics and metamaterials.  NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY.  10(1).  2-6.
  • Baumberg J, Nielsen M, Bozhevolnyi S, Podolskiy V, Ebbesen T, Lin K, Kornyshev AA, Khurgin J, Hutchison J, Matczyszyn K, George J, Cortes E, Hugall JT, Salomon A, Dawson P, Martin O, Kotni S, García De Abajo FJ, Flatté M, Moskovits M, Graham D, Maier S, Futamata M, Oh SH, Aizpurua J, Schultz Z, Sapienza R (2015).  Surface plasmon enhanced spectroscopies and time and space resolved methods: General discussion.  Faraday Discussions.  178.
  • García De Abajo FJ, Sapienza R, Noginov M, Benz F, Baumberg J, Maier S, Graham D, Aizpurua J, Ebbesen T, Pinchuk A, Khurgin J, Matczyszyn K, Hugall JT, Van Hulst N, Dawson P, Roberts C, Nielsen M, Bursi L, Flatté M, Yi J, Hess O, Engheta N, Brongersma M, Podolskiy V, Shalaev V, Narimanov E, Zayats A (2015).  Plasmonic and new plasmonic materials: General discussion.  Faraday Discussions.  178.
Conference Proceedings
  • Islam M, Lay J, Wang C, Trivedi S, Samuels A, Khurgin J, Sen-Choa F (2015).  Combined Microphone Array and Lock-in Amplifier Operations for Out DoorPhoto-acoustic Sensing.  ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL, CHEMICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL SENSING TECHNOLOGIESXII.  9486.
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