Ph.D. Dissertation

“3D Finite-Difference Frequency-Domain Method for Plasmonics and Nanophotonics,” Stanford University [official, updated].

※ Disclaimer: the updated version has the same contents as the official dissertation, but by no means it is the official dissertation. It corrects some typos in the official dissertation for interested readers.

Journal Publications

Nanophotonic Component Designs

8. Y. Buyukalp, P. B. Catrysse, W. Shin, S. Fan. “Planar, ultrathin, subwavelength spectral light separator for efficient, wide-angle spectral imaging.” ACS Photonics 4 (2017): 525-535 [pdf].

7. S. A. Khan, C.-M. M. Chang, Z. Zaidi, W. Shin, Y. Shi, A. K. Ellerbee Bowden, O. Solgaard. “Metal-insulator-metal waveguides for particle trapping and separation.” Lab on a Chip 16 (2016): 2302–8 [pdf]

6. A. Mahigir, P. Dastmalchi, W. Shin, S. Fan, G. Veronis. “Plasmonic coaxial waveguide-cavity devices.” Optics Express 23 (2015): 20549–62 [pdf].

5. Y. Büyükalp, P. B. Catrysse, W. Shin, S. Fan. “Spectral light separator based on deep-subwavelength resonant apertures in a metallic film.” Applied Physics Letters 105 (2014): 011114 [pdf].

4. T. Liu*, Y. Shen*, W. Shin*, Q. Zhu, S. Fan, C. Jin. “Dislocated double-layer metal gratings: an efficient unidirectional coupler.” Nano Letters 14 (2014): 3848–54 [pdf] (*co-first authors).

3. W. Shin, W. Cai, P. B. Catrysse, G. Veronis, M. L. Brongersma, S. Fan. “Broadband sharp 90-degree bends and T-splitters in plasmonic coaxial waveguides.” Nano Letters 13 (2013): 4753–58 [pdf].

2. W. Cai, W. Shin, S. Fan, M. L. Brongersma. “Elements for plasmonic nanocircuits with three-dimensional slot waveguides.” Advanced Materials 22 (2010): 5120–24 [pdf].

1. L. Verslegers, P. B. Catrysse, Z. Yu, W. Shin, Z. Ruan, S. Fan. “Phase front design with metallic pillar arrays.” Optics Letters 35 (2010): 844–46 [pdf].

Fundamental Physics

4. W. Shin, S. Fan. “Unified picture of modal loss rates from microwave to optical frequencies in deep-subwavelength metallic structures: A case study with slot waveguides.” Applied Physics Letters 107 (2015): 171102 [pdf].

3. A. Raman, W. Shin, S. Fan. “Metamaterial band theory: fundamentals & applications.” Science China Information Sciences 56 (2013): 1–14 [pdf].

2. A. Raman, W. Shin, S. Fan. “Upper bound on the modal material loss rate in plasmonic and metamaterial systems.” Physical Review Letters 110 (2013): 183901 [pdf].

1. W. Shin, A. Raman, S. Fan. “Instantaneous electric energy and electric power dissipation in dispersive media.” Journal of Optical Society of America B 29 (2012): 1048–54 [pdf].

Computational Techniques

4. N. Zhao, S. Verweij, W. Shin, S. Fan. “Accelerating convergence of an iterative solution of finite difference frequency domain problems via Schur complement domain decomposition.” Optics Express 26 (2018): 16925–39 [pdf].

3. Y. Shi, W. Shin, S. Fan. “Multi-frequency finite-difference frequency-domain algorithm for active nanophotonic device simulations.” Optica 3 (2016): 1256–59 [pdf].

2. W. Shin, S. Fan. “Accelerated solution of the frequency-domain Maxwell's equations by engineering the eigenvalue distribution.” Optics Express 21 (2013): 22578–95 [pdf].

1. W. Shin and S. Fan. “Choice of the perfectly matched layer boundary condition for frequency-domain Maxwell's equations solvers.” Journal of Computational Physics 231 (2012): 3406–31 [pdf].