Graduate Students

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Research areas of my group include experimental work on femtosecond lasers, solid-state lasers in the near and mid-infrared, glass lasers, spectroscopic investigation and photonic applications of nano particles, and nonlinear optics. Interested students who are enrolled in the graduate programs of Physics, Electrical-Electronics Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering may contact me by email (asennar at ku.edu.tr)

Current Graduate Students

Işınsu Baylam, PhD student in Physics

İsmail Yorulmaz, PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering

Ferda Canbaz, PhD student in Physics

Can Cihan, PhD student in Electrical-Electronics Engineering

 

Group Pictures

Koç University Laser Research Laboratory, Emirgan, January 2014

Koç University Laser Research Laboratory, Advanced Solid-State Lasers Congress, Paris, France, October-November 2013

Koç University Laser Research Laboratory, Kadıköy, September 2012

Koç University Laser Research Laboratory, Spring 2011

(Koç University Laser Research Laboratory, Prof. Sarper Özharar and Işınsu Baylam, October 21, 2011)

Ersen Beyatlı and İsmail Yorulmaz

(Koç University Laser Research Laboratory, Ferda Canbaz and Cem Yetişmişoğlu, October 21, 2011)

(Koç University Laser Research Laboratory, Natali Çizmeciyan and Hüseyin Çankaya, June 24, 2011)

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(Işınsu Baylam, Fotonik 2013 Conference, Aselsan, Ankara, September 2013)

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(Ferda Canbaz, Fotonik 2013 Conference, Aselsan, Ankara, September 2013)

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(KU Laser Research Laboratory, Ersen Beyatlı and İsmail Yorulmaz)

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(Koç University, Laser Research Laboratory, Garipçe, Spring 2012)

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(Koç University Laser Research Laboratory, Spring 2012)

 

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS AND THESES

(Natali Çizmeciyan, Koç University Surface Science and Technology Research Center)

After the MS thesis defense of Ferda Canbaz and Can Cihan, September 2013

(June 2004, KU Commencement Ceremony with Hüseyin Çankaya)

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(International Laser Physics Conference, Trondheim, Norway, July 2008, with Hüseyin Çankaya)

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   (Serhat Tozburun and Hüseyin Çankaya)

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(Ümit Demirbaş)

(Koç University, Commencement Ceremony, June 2009, with Natali Çizmeciyan)

(With Hüseyin Çankaya and Adil Tolga Görgülü, 2011 Koç University graduation ceremony, June 25, 2011)

(With Dr. Hüseyin Çankaya after his PhD thesis defense, August 12, 2011)

(With Dr. Ersen Beyatlı after his PhD thesis defense, January 22, 2014)

GRADUATE STUDENTS AND THESES 

GRADUATE STUDENTS AND THESES 

PhD Students

1) İdris Kabalcı, Istanbul Technical University, PhD in Physics, March 2006, Co-advisor: Prof. Dr. Gönül Özen,

Thesis Title: ‘Florotelürit Optik Camların Termal, Mikroyapısal ve Spektroskopik Özellikleri’ (Thermal, Microstructural, and Spectroscopic Properties of Fluoro-tellurite Optical Glasses).

2) Hamit Kalaycıoğlu, Koç University, PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, September 2008.

Thesis Title: Development and Characterization of Advanced Mid-Infrared Solid State Laser Systems

3) Hüseyin Çankaya, Koç University, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, August 2011.

Thesis Title: Development of Advanced Solid-State Pulsed Lasers in the Near and Mid Infrared for Applications in Material Characterization

4) Ersen Beyatlı, Koç University, PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, January 2014.

Thesis Title: Development of Energy Efficient Tunable Solid-State Lasers with Low Power Consumption

5) Melisa Natali Çizmeciyan Sözüdoğru, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, August 2014.

Thesis Title: Development of Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources Based on Novel Nonlinear Devices

 

MS Students

1) Ümit Demirbaş, Koç University, MS in Materials Science and Engineering, June 2006

Thesis Title: Preparation, Spectroscopy, and Lasing Performance of Cr2+:ZnSe.

2) Hüseyin Çankaya, Koç University, MS in Materials Science and Engineering, August 2006

Thesis Title: Analysis of Solid-State Saturable Absorbers and Their Application to Passive Q Switching of Lasers.

3) Serhat Tozburun, Koç University, MS in Physics, July 2007

Thesis Title: Experimental Investigation of Pulsed, Eye-Safe Solid-State Lasers in the Near Infrared

4) Ahmet Koray Erdamar, Koç University, MS in Physics, August 2007

Thesis Title: Spectroscopic Investigation of CdS Quantum Dots and Fe2+:ZnSe.

5) Reyhane Kılcı, Koç University, MS in Physics, September 2008

Thesis Title: Investigation of UV-Visible Converters Based on Erbium-Doped Aromatic Polymers

6) Natali Çizmeciyan, Koç University, MS in Materials Science and Engineering, August 2009

Thesis Title: Development of a Femtosecond Cr:ZnSe Seed Laser for Regenerative Amplification

7) Aref Mostafazadeh, Koç University, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, August 2010

Thesis Title: Pulse Energy Optimization in Multipass-Cavity Mode-locked Femtosecond Lasers

8) Adil Tolga Görgülü, Koç University, MS in Materials Science and Engineering, July 2011

Thesis Title: Spectroscopic Investigation of Thulium Doped Tellurite Glasses for 2μm Laser Applications

9) Işınsu Baylam, Koç University, MS in Physics, September 2012

Thesis Title: Energy scaling of a multi-pass cavity femtosecond bulk laser mode locked with graphene and carbon nanotube saturable absorbers

10) Philipp Heck, Koç University, MS in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, August 2013

Thesis Title: Numerical Modeling of Dispersive and Nonlinear Pulse Distortions in a Cr2+:ZnSe Regenerative Amplifier

11) Can Cihan, Koç University, MS in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, September 2013

Thesis Title: Development of High Repetition Rate Cr:LiCAF Femtosecond Lasers and Application of Multipass-Cavity Ti:Sapphire Lasers in THz Generation

12) Ferda Canbaz, Koç University, MS in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, September 2013

Thesis Title: Sub–15 Femtosecond Pulse Generation From a Kerr–Lens Mode–Locked Cr:LiSAF Laser Near 850 nm with a Gain–Matched Output Coupler