Miguel Levy

Miguel Levy


Professor, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering

  • PhD, Physics, City University of New York

Research Description

Professor Levy's research activities presently center in photonics, with an emphasis on magneto-photonics and nonreciprocal phenomena.

Research Interests

  • Photonics
  • Nonreciprocal Phenomena

Recent Publications

  • Miguel Levy, A. Chakravarty, H. –C. Huang, R. M. Osgood, Jr., “Large magneto-optic enhancement in ultra-thin liquid-phase-epitaxy iron garnet films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. vol. 107, 011104 (2015). Read More
  • Miguel Levy, Turhan Carroll, and Ramy El-Ganainy, “Enhancing Optical Isolator Performance in Nonreciprocal Waveguide Arrays,” Opt. Lett. 40 (2015).
  • R. El-Ganainy and Miguel Levy, “On-chip multi 4-port optical circulators,” IEEE Photonics Journal 6, No. 1, Feb. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/JPHOT.2013.2294693.
  • R. El-Ganainy, A. Eisfeld, Miguel Levy, and D. N. Christodoulides “On-chip non-reciprocal optical devices based on quantum inspired photonic lattices,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 161105, Oct. 2013.
  • R. El-Ganainy, Pradeep Kumar and Miguel Levy, “On-chip optical isolation based on non-reciprocal resonant delocalization effects,” Optics Letters 38, 61-63, Jan. 2013.
  • Pradeep Kumar and Miguel Levy, “On-chip optical isolation via unidirectional Bloch oscillations in a waveguide array,” Optics Letters 37, 3762-3764, Sept. 2012.
  • Anton I. Ignatov, Alexander M. Merzlikin, Miguel Levy and Alexey P. Vinogradov, “Formation of Degenerate Bandgaps in Layered Systems,” Photonic Materials and Applications, Materials 5, 1055-1083, June 2012
  • Photonic Materials and Applications, Miguel Levy, Mitsuteru Inoue, Bethanie Stadler, Editors, Special Issue of Materials Journal, Basel, Switzerland, 2012 Read More
  • Pradeep Kumar and Miguel Levy, "Unidirectional optical Bloch oscillations in asymmetric waveguide arrays," Optics Letters 36, 4359-4361, Nov 2011. Read More
  • Ashim Chakravarty, Miguel Levy, Amir A. Jalali, Zhuoyuan Wu, Alexander M. Merzlikin, “Elliptical normal modes and stop band reconfiguration in multimode birefringent one-dimensional magneto-photonic crystals,” Phys Rev B 84, 094202, Sept. 2011. Read More
  • A. Ignatov, A. M. Merzlikin and Miguel Levy, “Linkage between anisotropic and gyrotropic degenerate band gaps,” Journal of the Optical Society of America B 28, 1911-1915, Aug. 2011.
  • Neluka Dissanayake, Miguel Levy, A. Chakravarty, P. A. Heiden, N. Chen , J. Fratello, “Waveguide magneto-photonic crystal optical sensors with sensitive covers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 091112, Sept 2011. Read More
  • Miguel Levy and Pradeep Kumar, "Nonreciprocal Bloch oscillations in magneto-optic waveguide arrays," Optics Letters 35, 3147-3149, Sept 2010. Read More
  • A. M. Merzlikin, M. Levy, A. P. Vinogradov, Z. Wu and A. A. Jalali, "Band gaps in Periodically Magnetized Homogeneous Anisotropic Media," Optics Communications 283, 4298-4302, 2010.
  • N. Dissanayake, Miguel Levy, A. A. Jalali, V.J. Fratello, "Gyrotropic Band Gap Optical Sensors," Applied Physics Letters 96, 181105, May 2010. Read More


  • 1) Thin-Film Magneto-Optic Polarization Rotator, US Patent No. 5,408,565, issued 1995.
  • 2) Crystal Ion Slicing of Single-Crystal Films, US Patent No. 6,120,597, issued 2000.
  • 3) Slicing of Single-Crystal Films Using Ion Implantation, US Patent Nos. 6,503,321 and 6,540,827 B1, issued 2003.
  • 4) Method for Fabricating Ultra-Thin Single-Crystal Metal Oxide Wave Retarder Plates and Waveguide Polarization Mode Converter Using the Same, US Patent No.6,641,662, issued 2003.
  • 5) Waveguide Mach-Zehnder Optical Isolator Utilizing Transverse Magneto-Optical Phase Shift, US Patent No. 6,943,932, issued 2005.
  • 6) Magneto-Photonic Crystal Isolators, US Patent No. 6,952,300, issued 2005.

Graduated PhD and MS Students