Publications

Curriculum Vitae

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Journal Publications

[32] A. Cerjan, M. Jürgensen, W. A. Benalcazar, S. Mukherjee, and M. C. Rechtsman "Observation of a higher-order topological bound state in the continuum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 213901 (2020).  PDF download   web version   Supplementary material:  PDF download
     Selected as an APS Editors' Suggestion

[31] A. Cerjan, M. Wang, S. Huang, K. P. Chen, and M. C. Rechtsman "Thouless pumping in disordered photonic systems," Light Sci. Appl. 9, 178 (2020).  PDF download   web version

[30] M. Benzaouia, A. Cerjan, and S. G. Johnson "Is single-mode lasing possible in an infinite periodic system?" Appl. Phys. Lett. 117, 051102 (2020).  PDF download   web version   Supplementary material:  PDF download
     Selected as an Editor's Pick

[29] A. Cerjan, A. Oskooi, S.-L. Chua, S. G. Johnson "Modeling lasers and saturable absorbers via multilevel atomic media in the Meep FDTD software: Theory and implementation," arXiv: 2007.09329. web version

[28] W. A. Benalcazar and A. Cerjan, "Bound states in the continuum of higher-order topological insulators," Phys. Rev. B - Rapid Communication 101 161116(R) (2020).  PDF download   web version   Supplementary material:  PDF download

[27] A. Cerjan, S. Bittner, M. Constantin, M. Guy, Y. Zeng, Q. J. Wang, H. Cao, and A. D. Stone, "Multimode lasing in wave-chaotic semiconductor microlasers," Phys. Rev. A 100, 063814 (2019).  PDF download   web version

[26] A. Cerjan, "A Whole Surface of Exceptional Points," Physics 12, 138 (2019).  PDF download   web version

[25] A. Cerjan, C. W. Hsu, and M. C. Rechtsman, "Bound States in the Continuum through Environmental Design," Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 023902 (2019).  PDF download   web version   Supplementary material:  PDF download

[24] A. Cerjan, S. Huang, M. Wang, K. P. Chen, Y. D. Chong, and M. C. Rechtsman, "Experimental realization of a Weyl exceptional ring," Nat. Photonics 13, 623 (2019).  web version   Supplementary material:  PDF download

[23] A. Pick, A. Cerjan, and S. G. Johnson, "Ab initio theory of quantum fluctuations and relaxation oscillations in multimode lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 36, C22 (2019).  PDF download   web version

[22] A. Cerjan, M. Xiao, L. Yuan, and S. Fan, "Effects of non-Hermitian perturbations on Weyl Hamiltonians with arbitrary topological charges," Phys. Rev. B 97, 075128 (2018).  PDF download   web version
     Selected as an APS Editors' Suggestion

[21] A. Cerjan and S. Fan, "Complete photonic bandgaps in supercell photonic crystals," Phys. Rev. A - Rapid Communication 96, 051802(R) (2017).  PDF download   web version

[20] A. Cerjan and S. Fan, "Achieving Arbitrary Control over Pairs of Polarization States Using Complex Birefringent Metamaterials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 253902 (2017).  PDF download   web version   Supplementary material:  PDF download

[19] Y. Shi, A. Cerjan, and S. Fan, "Acousto-optic finite-difference frequency-domain algorithm for first-principles simulations of on-chip acousto-optic devices," APL Photonics 2, 020801 (2017).  PDF download   web version   Supplementary material:  PDF download

[18] A. Cerjan and S. Fan, "Effects of non-uniform distributions of gain and loss in photonic crystals," New J. Phys. 18, 125007 (2016).  PDF download   web version

[17] A. Cerjan, B. Redding, L. Ge, S. F. Liew, H. Cao, A. D. Stone, "Controlling mode competition by tailoring the spatial pump distribution in a laser: a resonance-based approach," Opt. Express 24, 26006 (2016).  PDF download   web version

[16] A. Cerjan and S. Fan, "Eigenvalue dynamics in the presence of non-uniform gain and loss," Phys. Rev. A 94, 033857 (2016).  PDF download   web version

[15] Y. Shen, G. Fang, A. Cerjan, Z. Chi, S. Fan, and C. Jin, "Slanted gold mushroom array: a switchable bi/tridirectional surface plasmon polariton splitter," Nanoscale 8, 15505 (2016).  PDF download   web version

[14] A. Cerjan, A. Raman, and S. Fan, "Exceptional Contours and Band Structure Design in Parity-Time Symmetric Photonic Crystals," Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 203902 (2016).  PDF download   web version   Supplementary material:  PDF download

[13] B. H. Hokr, A. Cerjan, J. V. Thompson, L. Yuan, S. F. Liew, J. N. Bixler, G. D. Noojin, R. J. Thomas, H. Cao, A. D. Stone, B. A. Rockwell, M. O. Scully, and V. V. Yakovlev, "Evidence of Anderson localization effects in random Raman lasing," Proc. of SPIE 9731, 973110 (2016).  PDF download   web version

[12] L. Ge, D. Liu, A. Cerjan, S. Rotter, H. Cao, S. G. Johnson, H. E. Türeci, and A. D. Stone, "Interaction-induced mode switching in steady-state microlasers," Opt. Express 24, 41 (2016).  PDF download   web version

[11] A. Cerjan and A. D. Stone, "Why the laser linewidth is so narrow: A modern perspective," Phys. Scr. 91, 013003 (2016).  PDF download   web version

[10] A. Cerjan, A. Pick, Y. D. Chong, S. G. Johnson, and A. D. Stone, "Quantitative test of general theories of the intrinsic laser linewidth," Opt. Express 23, 28316 (2015).  PDF download   web version

[9] A. Pick, A. Cerjan, D. Liu, A. W. Rodriguez, A. D. Stone, Y. D. Chong, and S. G. Johnson, "Ab-initio multimode linewidth theory for arbitrary inhomogeneous laser cavities," Phys. Rev. A 91, 063806 (2015).  PDF download   web version
     Selected as an APS Editors' Suggestion

[8] A. Cerjan, Y. D. Chong, and A. D. Stone, "Steady-state ab initio laser theory for complex gain media," Opt. Express 23, 6455 (2015).  PDF download   web version
     Featured in Advances In Engineering —  web version

[7] B. Redding, A. Cerjan, X. Huang, M. L. Lee, A. D. Stone, M. A. Choma, and H. Cao, "Low-Spatial Coherence Electrically-Pumped Semiconductor Laser for Speckle-Free Full-Field Imaging," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 1304 (2015).  PDF download   web version   Supplementary material:  PDF download
     Featured in Optics and Photonics News —  PDF download   web version
     Selected for a Microscopy Today Innovation Award —  PDF download

[6] S. Esterhazy, D. Liu, M. Liertzer, A. Cerjan, L. Ge, K. G. Makris, A. D. Stone, J. M. Melenk, S. G. Johnson, and S. Rotter, "Scalable numerical approach for the steady-state ab-initio laser theory," Phys. Rev. A 90, 023816 (2014).  PDF download   web version

[5] A. Cerjan and A. D. Stone, "Steady-state ab initio theory of lasers with injected signals," Phys. Rev. A 90, 013840 (2014).  PDF download   web version

[4] M. Liertzer, L. Ge, A. Cerjan, A. D. Stone, H. E. Türeci, and S. Rotter, "Pump-induced exceptional points in lasers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 173901 (2012).  PDF download   web version

[3] A. Cerjan, Y. D. Chong, L. Ge, and A. D. Stone, "Steady-state ab-initio laser theory for N-level lasers," Opt. Express 20, 474 (2012).  PDF download   web version

[2] A. Cerjan and C. Cerjan, "Orbital angular momentum of Laguerre-Gaussian beams beyond the paraxial approximation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 2253 (2011).  PDF download   web version

[1] A. Cerjan and C. Cerjan, "Analytic solution of flat-top Gaussian and Laguerre-Gaussian laser field components," Opt. Lett. 35, 3465 (2010).  PDF download   web version

Submitted Manuscripts

[1] S. Vaidya, J. Noh, A. Cerjan, and M. C. Rechtsman "Observation of a charge-2 photonic Weyl point in the infrared," arXiv: 2002.03215. web version

Invited Talks

A. Cerjan, "Topological photonic systems: from structure to function," Rice University, February 18, 2020.

A. Cerjan, "Advances in non-Hermitian and topological photonics," Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea, October 22, 2019.  web version

A. Cerjan, "Weyl points and Weyl exceptional rings in helical waveguide arrays," Weyl Fermions in Condensed Matter, International Institute of Physics, Brazil, August 7, 2019.

A. Cerjan, "Exceptional contours formed in non-Hermitian topological photonic systems," Banff International Research Station Workshop on Photonic Topological Insulators, September 14, 2017. 

A. Cerjan, "Photonic systems with patterned gain and loss," Northrop Grumman Next Workshop on the Physics of Light Matter Interactions and Excited State Dynamics, October 25-27, 2016.

A. Cerjan, "Exceptional contours and eigenvalue dynamics in systems with non-uniform gain and loss," Applied Physics Special SSO Seminar, Yale University, August 24, 2016.  web version

A. Cerjan, "Quantitative test of general theories of the intrinsic laser linewidth," Physics of Quantum Electronics Follow-on Workshop, Texas A&M, January 12-14, 2015.

PhD Thesis

Fundamental physics and device design using the steady-state ab initio laser theory.  PDF download