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Aziz KOLKIRAN
Assistant Professor
Izmir Katip Celebi University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,

Atatürk Organize Sanayi Bölgesi (A.O.S.B.) No:33/2
Balatçık, 35620 Çiğli, İzmir, Turkey

Email: aziz.kolkiran{at}gmail.com
Web: http://www.azizk.net
Phone: +90-232-3293535 Ext:2182

Career Goal:
Academic career in Theoretical Quantum Optics with focus on  Quantum Imaging, Quantum Metrology, Quantum Information-Processing and Mesoscopic Quantum Optics. I am also interested in Nano-photonics, Nano-optics, Plasmonics, Optical Resonators in classical and quantum regimes.
Qualifications:
  • Proven academic excellence in three major fields (photonics, physics, and mathematics).
  • Solid record of awards and academic performance, including internationally recognized research fellowship, outstanding theoretical research assistant award and Dean’s scholarship.
  • Experience in broad range of projects and research including both experiment and theory.
Current Research Interests:
  • Hybrid super-resolution techniques using classical and quantum light
  • High intensity NOON state generation
  • Quantum Coherence and Quantum Information Theory in Mesoscopic Systems.
  • Theoretical studies of entangled light and atoms in the context of quantum imaging and sensing as well as quantum information and computation processing.
  • Heisenberg-limited measurements.
  • Quantum metrology.
  • Quantum information theory.
  • Theoretical investigations of quantum effects in nano-mechanical systems.
Education:
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Photonics, GPA 3.96, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2003 –  July 2008.
    Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Science Group,
    Advisor: Prof. Girish S. Agarwal.
  • Research on Quantum Computation and Information, Universitaet Stuttgart, 4. Physikalisches Inst., Stuttgart, Germany, July 2002 - January 2003.
  • Research on Theoretical Quantum Computation, Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, February 1999 - June 2002.
  • Master of Science in Physics, GPA 3.68, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, August 1996 – February 1999.
    Thesis title: "Classical Dynamics of p-Branes."
    Advisor: Prof. Dereli.
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, GPA 3.64, Ranked first among 80 graduates, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, September 1992 – July 1996.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, GPA 3.66, Double Major Program with Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, September 1993 – July 1996.
Employment and Research / Project History:
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, Mesoscopic Physics & Quantum Information Group, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea, October 2008 -- present.
    Research on Electron charge detection sensitivity in electronic interferometers.
    Teaching graduate level Quantum Optics course.
  • Research Assistant, Department of Physics, Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Science Group, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, June 2005 – July 2008.
    Researched on Heisenberg-limited precision measurements in magnetometry and Sagnac interferometry using nonclassical light, quantum imaging and lithography using stimulated parametric down-conversion and quantum optics of nano-mechanical systems.
    Group leader: Prof. Girish S. Agarwal.
  • Research Assistant, Center for Laser and Photonics Research, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, Summer of 2004.
    Researched on Dipole radiation patterns of nanoparticle coated whispering-gallery mode fused-silica micro-spheres.
    Project leader: Prof. A. T. Rosenberger.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, August 2003 - May 2005. Instructed in the recitation hours of freshman physics classes.
  • Accomplished graduate projects in Advanced Photonics Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, Fall 2004 :
    • Diode laser : Construction and operation of a diode laser; principles and operation of monochromators, gratings, lock-in nanovoltmeter, photodiode light detectors.
    • Dye Laser / Detectors : Construction and operation of a dye laser; principles of avalanche photodiodes, photoresistors and phototransistors.
    • Two-photon Absorption : Propagation and focusing of gaussian beams; twophoton absorption; principle of operation, properties and limitations of photomultiplier; detection of signals below the noise level.
    • Photoluminescence of Chromium Doped Crystals: Energy levels of Cr 3+ ions in ruby, alexandrite and emerald; operation of a photomultiplier as a photon counter.
    Project advisor: Prof. Jerzy Krasinski.
  • Accomplished graduate projects in Optoelectronics Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, Spring 2004 :
    • Optical Tweezer: Design, construction and operation of an optical tweezer for trapping and manipulating enzyme carrying microspheres.
    • Diode Pumped Solid State Laser: Design, construction and operation of a diode pumped solid state laser.
    Project advisor: Prof. A. Cheville.
  • Research Assistant, 4. Physikalisches Inst., Universitt Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, July 2002 - January 2003.
    Researched on Quantum dot nuclear spin polarization.
  • 32nd International Physics Olympiad, served as a Board Member in the Evaluation Committee, employed by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Antalya, Turkey, June 28 - July 6, 2001.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, August 1996 - June 2002.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, September 1993 - June 1996.
Publications
Papers:
  1. “Resolution of objects within subwavelength range by using the near field of a dipole”, Aziz Kolkıran and G. S. Agarwal, Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Iss. 12, pp. 2313–2315 (2012). 2010 ISI Impact Factor: 3.318
  2. “High-noon states with high flux of photons using coherent beam stimulated non-collinear parametric down conversion”, Aziz Kolkıran, arXiv:1104.3266v1 [quant-ph]
  3. “Amplitude Noise Reduction in a Nano-mechanical Oscillator,” Aziz Kolkiran and G. S. Agarwal, Mathematical and Computational Applications 16, 290-300 (2011).
  4. "Quantum imaging using coherent beam stimulated parametric down-conversion," Aziz Kolkiran and G. S. Agarwal, Opt. Express 16, 6479-6485 (2008). 2010 ISI Impact Factor: 3.753
  5. "Heisenberg limited Sagnac interferometry," Aziz Kolkiran and G. S. Agarwal, Opt. Express 15, 6798-6808 (2007). 2010 ISI Impact Factor: 3.753
  6. "Towards the Heisenberg limit in magnetometry with parametric down-converted photons, " Aziz Kolkiran and G. S. Agarwal, Phys. Rev. A 74, 053810 (2006). 2010 ISI Impact Factor: 2.861
  7. "Quantum properties of a nano-mechanical oscillator," Aziz Kolkiran and G. S. Agarwal, [eprint cond-mat/0608621]
  8. “Deli dolu Kuantum Davulu,” Aziz Kolkiran, NTV BİLİM, Sayı 25, Sayfa 51, ISSN 1308-8637, Mart 2011.
  9. “Bakmadan Görmek Mümkün mü?,” Aziz Kolkiran, NTV BİLİM, Sayı 21, Sayfa 40, ISSN 1308-8637, Kasım 2010.
  10. "Machines and quantum logic," Aziz Kolkiran, A popular science article in Turkish, Journal of Science and Technology 400, 81 (2001).
Book:
  1. “Quantum Imaging and Sensing with Entangled Photons: Heisenberg-limited measurements with entangled light,” Aziz Kolkıran, ISBN-13: 978-3639192919, VDM Verlag (September 9, 2009). 
Honors & Awards:
  • Outstanding Theoretical Research Assistant Award by the Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, April 2008.
  • Merit based travel grant from American Physical Society Division of Laser Science for The 90th Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, October 2006.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship with a monthly stipend of 2000 Euros for a period of 24 months, Stuttgart, Germany, July 2002.
  • First Rank Student Medal by the President of University, High Honor Student in the Dean’s List for 3 years, Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, July 1996.
  • Dean’s Scholarship for 3 years, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1994 – 1996.
  • Selected into the Advanced Physics Program for highly motivated and successful students by the Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, September 1993.
International Conferences and Workshops / Seminars and Colloquia:
  1. "Heisenberg Limited Sagnac Interferometry with Higher Order Entanglement," contributed joint poster, OSA Topical Meeting, International Conference on Quantum Information (ICQI) and Ninth Conference on Coherence in Quantum Optics (CQO9), Rochester, New York, 10 –15 June,2007.
  2. "Heisenberg limited Sagnac interferometry," contributed talk in the focus session on quantum limited measurements, American Physical Society March meeting, Denver, Colorado, 5 – 9 March, 2007.
  3. "Towards Heisenberg limit in magnetometry with parametric down-converted photons," contributed talk in the session on precision and quantum enabled measurements, Frontiers in Optics 2006/Laser Science XXII, The 90th Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Rochester, New York, 8 – 12 October, 2006.
  4. "Towards Heisenberg limit in magnetometry with parametric down-converted photons," contributed poster, International Focus Workshop on Linear Optical Quantum Information Processing (LOQuIP), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 9 - 12 April, 2006.
  5. "Heisenberg limited magnetometry," Departmental Seminar, Journal Club on Statistical Mechanics, Condensed Matter Physics and Optics, Department of physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, March 24th, 2006.
  6. "Squeezing in a nano-mechanical oscillator," contributed poster, 12th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics (CEWQO) 2005, Ankara, Turkey, 6 - 9 June , 2005.
  7. QIP 2001: Fourth Workshop on Quantum Information Processing, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 9 – 12 January, 2001.
Professional Society Memberships:
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
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