Piotr Nyga

Plasmonics Group
Institute of Optoelectronics
Military University of Technology
2 Kaliskiego Str.
00-908 Warsaw
Poland
tel.: (+48) 22-683-99-81, fax.: (+48) 22-666-89-50
email: pnyga@wat.edu.pl


Research interests
My research interests are in nanophotonics and optoelectronics, specifically plasmonics, optical metamaterials, nonlinear optics and photovoltaics.

Currently I focus on plasmonic structures and artificial materials for sensing applications.


Education
Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (2008)
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland (2004)


Publications (reverse chronological order)

[15] J. Choma, D. Jamioła, P. Nyga, M. Jaroniec, Synthesis of rod-like silica-gold core-shell structures, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 393, 37-41 (2012), doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.10.021.

[14]N. Czechowski, P. Nyga, M.K. Schmidt, T.H.P. Brotosudarmo, H. Scheer, D. Piatkowski, S. Mackowski, Absorption Enhancement in Peridinin–Chlorophyll–Protein Light-Harvesting Complexes Coupled to Semicontinuous Silver Film,
Plasmonics, 7, 115-121 (2012), doi: 10.1007/s11468-011-9283-7.

[13]S. Mackowski, L. Bujak, N. Czechowski, M.K. Schmidt, R. Litvin, D. Piatkowski, P. Nyga, T.H.P. Brotosudarmo, "Spektroskopia Optyczna Nanostruktur Hybrydowych," Nauka i Przemysł, UMCS 2011.
[12]R. Kowerdziej, J. Parka, P. Nyga, "Tunable liquid crystalline metamaterial structure in GHz range," Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 545, 91-95 (2011).
[11]M.D. Thoreson, J. Fang, A.V. Kildishev, L.J. Prokopeva, P. Nyga, U.K. Chettiar, V.M. Shalaev, V.P. Drachev, "Fabrication and realistic modeling of three-dimensional metal-dielectric composites," J. Nanophoton. 5, 051513 (2011).
[10]R. Kowerdziej, J. Parka, P. Nyga, B.M Salski, "Simulation of a tunable metamaterial with nematic liquid crystal layers," Liquid Crystals, 38, 377-379 (2011).
[9] M. Skórczakowski, W. Pichola, J. Świderski, P. Nyga, L. Galecki, M. Maciejewska, A. Zając, S. Gross, A. Heinrich, T. Bragagna, J. Kasprzak, "30 mJ, TEM00, high repetition rate, mechanically Q-switched Er:YAG laser operating at 2940 nm," Opto−electronics Review, 19(2), 206-210 (2011).
[8] J. Choma, A. Dziura, D. Jamiola, P. Nyga, M. Jaroniec, "Preparation and properties of silica-gold core-shell particles," Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 373, 167-171 (2011).
[7] J. Choma, A. Dziura, D. Jamioła, P. Nyga, M. Jaroniec, „Synteza nanocząstek złota na powierzchni koloidów krzemionkowych”, Ochrona Środowiska, 32, 3-6 (2010).
[6] M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, W. Pichola, P. Nyga, A. Zajac, M. Maciejewska, L. Galecki, J. Kasprzak, S. Gross, A. Heinrich, T. Bragagna, "Mid-infrared Q-switched Er:YAG laser for medical applications," Laser Phys. Lett., 7, 498–504 (2010).
[5] U.K. Chettiar, P. Nyga, M.D. Thoreson, A.V. Kildishev, V.P. Drachev, V.M. Shalaev, “FDTD Modeling of Realistic Semicontinuous Metal Films," Appl. Phys. B, 100, 159-168 (2010).
[4] P. Nyga, V.P. Drachev, M.D. Thoreson, V.M. Shalaev, "Mid-IR plasmonics and photomodification with Ag films," Appl. Phys. B, 93, 59-68 (2008).
[3] M.A. Noginov, G. Zhu, M. Bahoura, C.E. Small, C. Davison, J. Adegoke, V.P. Drachev, P. Nyga, V.M. Shalaev, "Enhancement of spontaneous and stimulated emission of a rhodamine 6G dye by an Ag aggregate," Phys. Rev. B 74, 184203-184208 (2006).
[2] A. Zajac, M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, P. Nyga, "Laser Er:YAG z Q-modulacją przeznaczony do zastosowań medycznych," Elektronika, vol. XLVI, nr 11 (2005).
[1] A. Zajac, M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, P. Nyga, "Electrooptically Q-switched mid-infrared Er:YAG laser for medical applications," Opt. Express 12, 5125-5130 (2004).


Conference presentations (reverse chronological order)

[28]A.M. Babis, M. Gajda, B.J. Jankiewicz, P. Nyga, “Synthesis and optical properties of SiO2-Au core-shell nanostructures”, ChemSession’12 - IX Warsaw Seminar of PhD Students in Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland, May 10, 2012.
[27]B. Bartosewicz, P. Nyga, B.J. Jankiewicz, “Two-dimensional arrays of gold colloids – fabrication and characterization”, ChemSession’12 - IX Warsaw Seminar of PhD Students in Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland, May 10, 2012.
[26]M. Gajda, P. Nyga, B.J. Jankiewicz, “ Synthesis, modification and characterization of nano- and micrometric spherical silica colloids”, ChemSession’12 - IX Warsaw Seminar of PhD Students in Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland, May 10, 2012.
[25]K. Grabiańska, P. Nyga, B.J. Jankiewicz, “Fabrication and characterization of gold nanoparticles”, ChemSession’12 - IX Warsaw Seminar of PhD Students in Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland, May 10, 2012.
[24]P. Nyga, B.J. Jankiewicz, K. Kopczyński, D. Jamioła, J. Choma, A. Dziura, “Submicrometer silica particles with plasmonic shells”, Invited talk at the WELCOME Scientific Meeting on Hybrid Nanostructures 2011, August 28-31 2011, Toruń, Poland.
[23]B.J. Jankiewicz, P. Nyga, K. Kopczyński, D. Jamioła, J. Choma, “Fabrication and optical properties of rod-like silica core/semicontinous gold shell microstructures”, WELCOME Scientific Meeting on Hybrid Nanostructures 2011, August 28-31 2011, Toruń, Poland.
[22]B.J. Jankiewicz, P. Nyga, K. Kopczyński, A. Babis, D. Jamioła, J. Choma, “Fabrication and optical properties of micron silica rods with shell in form of semicontinous gold layer. Oral presentation at the 5th National Conference on Nanotechnology NANO 2011, July 3-7 2011, Gdansk, Poland.
[21]N. Czechowski, M. Schmidt, P. Nyga, R. Litvin, T.H.P. Brotosudarmo, H. Scheer, S. Maćkowski, „Wzbudzenie plazmonowe jako metoda kontroli fluorescencji kompleksów fotosyntetycznych”, Technologie kwantowe 2011, Warszawa; 04-06 03 2011.
[20]A.V. Kildishev, S. Xiao, V. P. Drachev, X. Ni, L. J. Prokopeva, J. Trieschmann, P. Nyga, V. M. Shalaev, “Active Nanoplasmonics: Experimental and Numerical Studies at Purdue,” YSMM’11 Workshop on Metamaterials and 4th Young Scientist Meeting on Metamaterials, February 14-16 2011, Valencia, Spain.
[19]P. Nyga, M.D. Thoreson, J. Fang, A.V. Kildishev, L.J. Prokopeva, U.K. Chettiar, V.M. Shalaev, V.P. Drachev, “Semicontinuous 3-D Films: Fabrication and Footprint Modeling,” YSMM’11 Workshop on Metamaterials and 4th Young Scientist Meeting on Metamaterials, February 14-16 2011, Valencia, Spain.
[18]J. Choma, A. Dziura, D. Jamioła, P. Nyga, M. Jaroniec: "Preparation and properties of core-shell silica-gold particles”, XII Polish-Ukrainian Symposium "Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Interfacial Phenomena and their Technological Applications" simultaneously with 2nd Compositum conference "Hybride Nanocomposites and their Applications", August 24-28, 2010, Kielce-Ameliówka, Poland, p. 17.
[17]J. Choma, A. Dziura, D. Jamioła, P. Nyga, M. Jaroniec: „Preparation and properties of core-shell silica-gold particles”, Sympozjum: “Zjawiska międzyfazowe: wczoraj, dziś i jutro”, UMCS, 01-02 października 2010 r., Lublin, s. 42.
[16]M. Schmidt, N. Czechowski, P. Nyga, A.O. Govorov, S. Maćkowski, “Absorption enhancement in light-harvesting complexes coupled to plasmons in a silver island film: experiment and theory,” Passion for Knowledge - Passion for Photons, Donostia - San Senbastian, 29.09 – 1.10 2010.
[15]J. Kaszewski, I. Pełech ,P. Nyga, D. Moszyński, E. Borowiak- Paleń, W. Łojkowski, U. Narkiewicz, „Nanokrystaliczny ditlenek cyrkonu domieszkowany terbem otrzymany metodą sol-gel,” PoWieFoNa 2010, Zielona Góra (Pomorsko-Wielkopolskie Forum Nanotechnologii).
[14]U. Narkiewicz, J. Kaszewski, P. Nyga, W. Łojkowski, “Influence of calcination temperature on luminescent properties of ZrO_2 :Tb nanopowders obtained in modified sol-gel process,” MPA 2010, Braga, Portugal.
[13]J. Kaszewski, I. Pełech, P. Nyga, D. Moszyński, E. Borowiak-Paleń, W. Łojkowski, J. Mierczyk, U. Narkiewicz, “Sol-gel preparation of nanocrystalline terbium doped zirconium dioxide,” EMRS 2010, Warsaw, Poland.
[12]R. Kowerdziej, J.Parka, P. Nyga, B. Salski, ”Designing tunable left handed metamaterials with nematic liquid crystal layers”, Fourth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2010.
[11]P. Nyga, B.J. Jankiewicz, K. Kopczyński, D. Jamioła, A. Dziura, J. Choma, „Właściwości optyczne submikronowych kulek krzemionkowych z płaszczem w postaci nieciągłej nanowarstwy złota”, IV Krajowa Konferencja Nanotechnologii NANO 2010, Poznań, 28.06 - 02.07 2010.
[10]N. Czechowski, P. Nyga, R. Litvin, T.H.P. Brotosudarmo, H. Scheer, S. Maćkowski,”Wzbudzenie plazmonowe jako metoda kontroli fluorescencji kompleksów fotosyntetycznych,” IV Krajowa Konferencja Nanotechnologii NANO 2010, Poznań, 28.06 - 02.07 2010.
[9]V.M. Shalaev, U.K. Chettiar, P. Nyga, M.D. Thoreson, A.V. Kildishev, V.P. Drachev, “Simulations of realistic semicontinuous metal films,” SPIE Optics+Photonics, August 1 – 5, 2010, (Invited Paper), Paper 7766-18.
[8]P. Nyga, V. de Silva, V.P. Drachev, V.M. Shalaev, “Właściwości optyczne i laserowa fotomodyfikacja nanowarstw złota na submikrometrowych kulkach krzemionkowych”, IX Krajowe Sympozjum Techniki Laserowej STL2009, 21–25 09 2009, Świnoujście, Poland.
[7]P. Nyga, M.D. Thoreson, V.P. Drachev, V.M. Shalaev, “Spektralnie selektywna laserowa fotomodyfikacja cienkich warstw srebra”, III Krajowa Konferencja Nanotechnologii NANO 2009, Warszawa, 22–26 czerwca 2009.
[6]V.P. Drachev, V.C. de Silva, P. Nyga, V.M. Shalaev, "Scattering cancellation with plasmonic shells," Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7395, Paper 7395-65 (2009).
[5]U.K. Chettiar, P. Nyga, A.V. Kildishev, V.P. Drachev, V.M. Shalaev, "Enhancement of Nonlinearity in Random Metal-Dielectric Films," CLEO/QELS, May 31 – June 5, 2009, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
[4]P. Nyga, U.K. Chettiar, M.D. Thoreson, Z. Liu, V.P. Drachev, A.V. Kildishev, V.M. Shalaev, "Full-wave Modeling of Experimental Random Metal Films," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Cambridge, USA, July 2-6, 2008.
[3] V.C. de Silva, P. Nyga, M.D. Thoreson, V.P. Drachev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Plasmonic Filters with IR Windows of Transparency," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper QTuJ3.
[2] P. Nyga, M.D. Thoreson, V. de Silva, V.P. Drachev, V.M. Shalaev, "Photomodification of Semicontinuous Silver Films with ps Pulses - New Spectrum-Structure Optimization Technique," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper PDP_D5.
[1] P. Nyga, M.D. Thoreson, V. de Silva, H. Yuan, V.P. Drachev, V.M. Shalaev, "Infrared Filters Based on Photomodification of Semicontinuous Metal Films," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FTuU3.