Dr. Krishnan Thyagarajan

Alumni - Industry and Private Sector


Dr. Thyagarajan obtained his PhD in Photonics from EPFL, Switzerland for research work conducted in the area of nonlinear plasmonics. As a postdoctoral scholar in the Atwater group (2014-2016), he worked on studying loss mechanisms in nanophotonic systems as well as exploring the use of functional materials for active and tunable plasmonics. Outside academics he is interested in ornithology, wildlife, Indian classical music, painting and philosophy & spirituality. Dr. Thyagarajan is currently a Member of Research Staff in the Hardware Systems Laboratory of PARC, Xerox.

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Available Publications

Dynamically controlled Purcell enhancement of visible spontaneous emission in a gated plasmonic heterostructure

Yu-Jung Lu, Ruzan Sokhoyan, Wen-Hui Cheng, Ghazaleh Kafaie Shirmanesh, Artur R. Davoyan,
Ragip A. Pala, Krishnan Thyagarajan & Harry A. Atwater
Nature Communications (2017) - Metamaterials Plasmonics

Millivolt Modulation of Plasmonic Metasurface Optical Response via Ionic Conductance

Krishnan Thyagarajan, Ruzan Sokhoyan, Leonardo Zornberg, and Harry A. Atwater
Advanced Materials (2017) - Metamaterials Plasmonics

Gate-Tuneable Conducting Oxide Metasurfaces

Yao-Wei Huang, Ho Wai Howard Lee, Ruzan Sokhoyan, Ragip A. Pala, Krishnan Thyagarajan, Seunghoon Han, Din Ping Tsai, and Harry A. Atwater
Nano Letters (2016) - Metamaterials Plasmonics