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Peter T. Rakich







Department of Applied Physics
Yale University
Becton Center
15 Prospect St.
New Haven CT, 06511


The Rakich Group currently seeks postdoctoral candidates. The job posting and instructions for application can be found here.


Selected Publications

  1. Heedeuk Shin, Wenjun Qiu, Robert Jarecki, Jonathan A. Cox, Roy. H. Olsson, Andrew Starbuck, Zheng Wang, and Peter T. Rakich, “Tailorable Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Nanoscale Silicon Waveguides,” arXiv preprint arXiv:1301.7311, Jan. 2013.[PDF]
  2. Wenjun Qiu, Peter T. Rakich, Marin Soljacic, and Zheng Wang, “Stimulated brillouin scattering in slow light waveguides,” arXiv preprint arXiv:1210.0738, 2012.[PDF]
  3. Wenjun Qiu, Peter T. Rakich, Marin Soljacic, and Zheng Wang, “Stimulated brillouin scattering in nanoscale silicon step-index waveguides: A general framework of selection rules and calculating SBS gain,” arXiv preprint arXiv:1210.0267, 2012. [PDF]
  4. Peter T. Rakich, Charles Reinke, Ryan Camacho, Paul Davids, Zheng Wang, " Giant Enhancement of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in the Sub-Wavelength Limit," Physical Review X Vol 2, No. 1, 011008 (2012) [PDF].
  5. Zheng Wang, Peter T. Rakich, "Response theory of optical forces in two-port photonics systems: a simplified framework for examining conservative and non-conservative forces,"Optics Express (Special Issue) Vol. 19, No. 22 (2011) [PDF
  6. Peter T. Rakich, Zheng Wang, Paul Davids, "Scaling of Optical Forces in Dielectric Waveguides: Rigorous Connection Between Radiation Pressure and Dispersion," Optics  Letters Vol. 36, No. 1 (01/01/2011) [PDF
  7. Peter T. Rakich, Paul Davids, Zheng Wang, "Tailoring Optical Forces in Waveguides Through Radiation Pressure and Electrostrictive Forces," Optics  Express 18, 14439-14453 (2010) [PDF]
  8. S. Egusa, Z. Wang, N. Chocat, Z. M. Ruff, A. M. Stolyarov, D. Shemuly, F. Sorin, P. T. Rakich, J. D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink, “Multimaterial Piezoelectric Fibres”, Nature Materials, vol. 9, 643, (2010) [PDF]
  9. Jorge Bravo-Abad, Alejandro W. Rodriguez, J. D. Joannopoulos, Peter T. Rakich, Steven G. Johnson, and Marin Soljacic, "Efficient low-power terahertz generation via on-chip triply-resonant nonlinear frequency mixing," Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol.96, 101110, (2010). [PDF]
  10. Peter T. Rakich, Miloš A. Popovic, Zheng Wang, "General treatment of optical forces and potentials in mechanically variable photonic systems," Optics  Express 17, 18116-18135 (2009) [PDF]

  11. Patrick E. Hopkins, Peter T. Rakich, Roy H. Olsson, Ihab F. El-Kady, Leslie M. Phinney, "Origin of reduction in phonon thermal conductivity of microporous solids" Applied Physics Letters 95,161902 (2009)
  12. Peter T. Rakich, Marin Soljacic, Yoel Fink, “Efficient mid-IR spectral generation via spontaneous 5th order cascaded-Raman amplification in silica fibers” Optics Letters 33,1690-1692 (2008)  [PDF] [Selected to be featured in the September 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, Vol. 7, Issue 9.].
  13. T. Barwicz, C.W. Holzwarth, Peter T. Rakich, M.A. Popović, E.P. Ippen and Henry I. Smith, “Optical loss in silicon microphotonic waveguides induced by metallic contamination,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 131108 (2008) [PDF].
  14. Peter T. Rakich, Milos A. Popovic, Marin Soljacic, Erich P. Ippen, “Trapping corralling and spectral bonding of optical resonances through optically induced potentials” Nature Photonics 1, 658 - 665 (2007) [PDF paper, News and Views article (by M. Dinu)]
  15. Peter T. Rakich, Mike Watts, Milos Popovic, Tymon Barwicz, Henry I. Smith, Erich P. Ippen, “Ultra-wide tuning of photonic microcavities via evanescent field perturbation” Optics Letters 31, 1241-1243 (2006) [PDF] [Selected to be featured in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Vol. 13, Issue 20 (May 22, 2006).]
  16. Peter T. Rakich, Marcus Dahlem, Sheila Tandon, Mihai Ibanescu, Marin Soljacic, Gale Petrich, Leslie Kolodziejski, John D. Joannopoulos, and Erich P. Ippen, “Achieving centimeter-scale super-collimation in ultra large area photonic crystals” Nature Materials 5, 93-96 (2006) [PDF]
  17. Tymon Barwicz, Michael R. Watts, Miloš A. Popović, Peter T. Rakich, Luciano Socci, Franz X. Kärtner, Erich P. Ippen, and Henry I. Smith, “Polarization Transparent Microphotonics in the Strong Confinement Limit” Nature Photonics 1, 57-60 (2007) [PDF paper, PDF supplementary info, PDF News and Views article (by J. Fini)].
  18. Miloš A. Popović, Michael R. Watts, Peter T. Rakich, Tymon Barwicz, Luciano Socci, Franz X. Kärtner, Erich P. Ippen, and Henry I. Smith, “Multistage high-order microring-resonator add-drop filters” Optics Letters 31, 2571-2573 (2006) [PDF].
  19. Minghao Qi, Elefterios Lidorikis, Peter T. Rakich, Steven G. Johnson, J. D. Joannopoulos, Erich P. Ippen, and Henry I. Smith, “A three-dimensional optical photonic crystal with designed point defects,” Nature 429, 538 (2004) [PDF]
  20. Peter T. Rakich, Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Juliet T. Gopinath, Steven G. Johnson, Jason W. Sickler, John D. Joannopoulos, and Erich P. Ippen,“Nano-Scale Photonic Crystal Microcavitiy Characterization with an All Fiber Based  1.2-2.0 µm Supercontinuum” Opt. Express 13, 821 (2004) [PDF].
  21. Chee Wei Wong, Peter T. Rakich, Steven G. Johnson, Minghao Qi, Henry I. Smith, Erich P. Ippen, Lionel C. Kimerling, Yongbae Jeon, George Barbastathis, and Sang-Gook Kim, “Strain-tunable silicon photonic band gap microcavities in optical waveguides”  Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 2955 (2004) [PDF].
  22. Solomon Assefa, Peter T. Rakich, Peter Bienstman, Steven G. Johnson, Gale S. Petrich, John D. Joannopoulos, Leslie A. Kolodziejski, Erich P. Ippen, and Henry I. Smith, “Adiabatic taper 2D photonic crystal formed by dielectric rods” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 6110 (2004) [PDF].
  23. Tymon Barwicz, Milos A. Popovic, Peter T. Rakich, Michael R. Watts, Hermann A. Haus, Erich P. Ippen, and Henry I. Smith “Microring-resonator-based add-drop filters in SiN: fabrication and analysis,” Opt. Express 12, 1437 (2004) [PDF].
  24. Gregory Nielson, Dilan Seneviratne, Francisco Lopez-Royo, Peter T. Rakich, Harry L. Tuller, George Barbastathis, “Integrated Wavelength Selective MEMS Switching with Ring Resonator Filters” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1190 (2005) [PDF]
  25. Charles Holzwarth, Tymon Barwicz, Milos A. Popovic, Peter T. Rakich, Erich P. Ippen, Franz Kartner, Henry Smith, “Accurate resonant frequency spacing of microring filters without postfabrication trimming” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 24,  Nov. 2006, p 3244-7 [PDF].
  26. Tymon Barwicz, Milos A. Popovic, Michael R. Watts, Peter T. Rakich,  Erich P. Ippen,  Henry I. Smith, “Fabrication of add-drop filters based on frequency-matched microring resonators”  Journal of Lightwave Technology 24,  May 2006, p 2207-18 [PDF].
  27. Shunji Akiyama, Milos A. Popovic, Peter T. Rakich, Jurgen Michel, Herman A. Haus, Erich P.  Ippen, Lionel Kimerling, “Air trench bends and splitters for dense optical integration in low index contrast”, Journal of Lightwave Technology 23,  July 2005, p 2271-7 [PDF].
  28. Alexei A. Erchak, Daniel J. Ripin, Shanhui Fan, Peter T. Rakich, John D. Joannopoulos, Erich P. Ippen, Gale S. Petrich, and Leslie A. Kolodziejski, “Enhanced coupling to vertical radiation using a two-dimensional photonic crystal in a semiconductor light-emitting diode,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 563 (2001) [PDF].