Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Evan Pugh University Professor and Charles G. Binder Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics

Akhlesh Lakhtakia's research focuses on electromagnetic fields in complex materials, such as sculptured thin films, chiral materials,  bianisotropy and industrially scalable bioreplication, an emerging form of engineered biomimicry applied to harvesting of solar energy and pest eradication. His technique for visualization of latent fingerprints was covered in the NOVA documentary series "Forensics on Trial".

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Recent Publications

Pixelated metasurfaces for linear-polarization conversion and absorption

Agrahari, R., Lakhtakia, A., Kumar Jain, P. & Bhattacharyya, S., 2022, In: Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications. 36, 7, p. 1008-1019 12 p.

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Hybridization of the rigorous coupled-wave approach with transformation optics for electromagnetic scattering by a surface-relief grating

Civiletti, B. J., Lakhtakia, A. & Monk, P. B., Oct 1 2022, In: Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics. 412, 114338.

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Erratum: Theory of perturbation of electrostatic field by an anisotropic dielectric sphere (The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics (2021) 74 (467-490) DOI: 10.1093/qjmam/hbab013)

Lakhtakia, A., Tsitsas, N. L. & Alkhoori, H. M., Feb 1 2022, In: Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics. 75, 1, p. 125 1 p.

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Experimental detection of Immunoglobulin G by prism-coupled angular interrogation and a support vector machine

McAtee, P. D. & Lakhtakia, A., Jan 1 2022, In: Journal of Nanophotonics. 16, 1, 016003.

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Grating-coupled excitation of high-phase-speed Dyakonov surface waves

Mujeeb, K., Faryad, M., Lakhtakia, A. & Urbina, J. V., Feb 1 2022, In: Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics. 39, 2, p. 474-480 7 p.

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Transmissive terahertz metasurfaces with vanadium dioxide split-rings and grids for switchable asymmetric polarization manipulation

Serebryannikov, A. E., Lakhtakia, A., Vandenbosch, G. A. E. & Ozbay, E., Dec 2022, In: Scientific reports. 12, 1, 3518.

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Pixelated bicontrollable metasurface absorber tunable in complete X band

Sharma, G., Kumar, P., Lakhtakia, A. & Jain, P. K., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications.

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Thermal-hysteresis-affected surface-plasmon-polariton-wave propagation

Waseer, W. I. & Lakhtakia, A., Oct 1 2022, In: Materials Letters. 324, 132648.

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Enhanced efficiency of graded-bandgap thin-film solar cells due to concentrated sunlight

Ahmad, F., Lakhtakia, A. & Monk, P. B., Dec 1 2021, In: Applied optics. 60, 34, p. 10570-10578 9 p.

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Analysis of the Rigorous Coupled Wave Approach for p-polarized light in gratings

Civiletti, B. J., Lakhtakia, A. & Monk, P. B., Apr 2021, In: Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics. 386, 113235.

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Electromagnetic surface waves at exceptional points

Lakhtakia, A., MacKay, T. G. & Zhou, C., Jan 2021, In: European Journal of Physics. 42, 1, 015302.

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Exceptional compound plasmon-polariton waves

Lakhtakia, A., Zhou, C. & Mackay, T. G., Feb 15 2021, In: OSA Continuum. 4, 2, p. 748-761 14 p.

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Theory of Perturbation of Electrostatic Field by an Anisotropic Dielectric Sphere

Lakhtakia, A., Tsitsas, N. L. & Alkhoori, H. M., Nov 1 2021, In: Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics. 74, 4, p. 467-490 24 p.

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High-phase-speed Dyakonov surface waves

MacKay, T. G., Zhou, C. & Lakhtakia, A., Jan 1 2021, In: Journal of Nanophotonics. 15, 1, 010501.

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Theory of artificial-neural-network-based simultaneous optical sensing of two analytes using sculptured thin films

McAtee, P. D. & Lakhtakia, A., Jul 1 2021, In: Journal of Nanophotonics. 15, 3, 036012.

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