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

  • Dolendra Karki, Vincent Stenger, Andrea Pollick, Miguel Levy, “Thin-film magnetless Faraday rotators for compact heterogeneous integrated optical isolators,” J. Appl. Phys. 121, 233101 (2017). Read More
  • Miguel Levy and Dolendra Karki, “Nonreciprocal transverse photonic spin and magnetization-induced electromagnetic spin-orbit coupling,” Scientific Reports Sci. Rep. 7, 39972; doi: 10.1038/srep39972 (2017). Read More
  • Mehdi Sadatgol, Mahfuzur Rahman, Ebrahim Forati, Miguel Levy, and Durdu Ö. Güney, “Enhanced Faraday rotation in hybrid magneto-optical metamaterial structure of bismuth-substituted-iron-garnet with embedded-gold-wires,” J. Appl. Phys. (2016).
  • Ramy El-Ganainy and Miguel Levy, “Optical diodes in topological photonic arrays,” SPIE Newsroom 10.1117/2.1201602.006358 (2016). Read More
  • 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
  • Mehdi Sadatgol, Mahfuzur Rahman, Ebrahim Forati, Miguel Levy, Durdu O. Guney, "Magneto-Optic Metamaterial," arXiv. physics (2015) Read More
  • Miguel Levy, Turhan Carroll, and Ramy El-Ganainy, “Enhancing Optical Isolator Performance in Nonreciprocal Waveguide Arrays,” Opt. Lett. Vol. 40, 111-114 (2015). Read More
  • Ramy El-Ganainy and Miguel Levy, "Optical Isolation in Topological-Edge-State Photonic Arrays," Opt. Lett. Vol. 40, 5275-5278 (2015). 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