Will Whitney

Graduate Student

Photovoltaics

626-395-3826



Will is a graduate student in Physics who joined the Atwater Group in 2013. His research interests include nanophotonics and photovoltaics. He has investigated optical resonances in semiconductor nanowires and the thermodynamic limits of non-reciprocal optical systems. Will is an NDSEG fellow and received his BA in Physics and Mathematics from Cornell University.

Available Publications


Gate-Variable Mid-Infrared Optical Transitions in a (Bi1−xSbx)2Te3 Topological Insulator

William S. Whitney, Victor W. Brar, Yunbo Ou, Yinming Shao, Artur R. Davoyan, D. N. Basov, Ke He, Qi-Kun Xue, and Harry A. Atwater
Nano Letters (2017) - Photovoltaics

Field Effect Optoelectronic Modulation of Quantum-Confined Carriers in Black Phosphorus

William S. Whitney, Michelle C. Sherrott, Deep Jariwala, Wei-Hsiang Lin, Hans A. Bechtel, George R. Rossman, and Harry A. Atwater
Nano Letters (2017) - Photovoltaics

Resonant absorption in semiconductor nanowires and nanowire arrays: Relating leaky waveguide modes to Bloch photonic crystal modes

Katherine T. Fountaine, William S. Whitney, and Harry A. Atwater
Journal of Applied Physics (2014) - Micro- and Nanowires