Döndü Sahin (ER6)

Dondu Sahin





Contact: d.sahin@bristol.ac.uk

Hired at the University of Bristolbristolunilogo_short

Duration: 1 April 2014-31 March 2015

Research project: Reconfigurable integrated quantum photonics circuits

Short Profile
Döndü Şahin was born on 9 November 1984 in Ankara, Turkey. After finishing high school in June, 2002 at Çankaya Atatürk Anadolu Lisesi, she started studying Physics at Middle East Technical University. She completed her BSc studies with an honour degree in 2007 with a thesis on fabrication and characterisation of MOS structures. She continued her studies in the same university and received her MSc degree in 2009. She was involved in the research on structural and electrical properties of non-volatile memory cells with high-K tunnel oxide and with/without nanocrystals in the Semiconductor Materials and Devices group. She received a poster presentation prize for her research in European Materials Research Society meeting in Strasbourg. After receiving her MSc degree, she started her PhD project in the Photonics and Semiconductor Physics (PSN) group at Eindhoven University of Technology. She was involved in the research on superconducting single-photon detectors. She received the best poster prize in Fotonik 2013 for her PhD research as well as some national and international invited talks. Currently, she is a postdoc at University of Bristol, in Centre for Quantum Photonics.

Waveguide nanowire superconducting single-photon detectors fabricated on GaAs and the study of their optical properties. D. Sahin, A. Gaggero, J.-W. Weber, I. Agafonov, M.A. Verheijen, F. Mattioli, J. Beetz, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, M.C.M. van de Sanden, R. Leoni, A. Fiore. IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21, 3800210 (2015)Photon-number-resolving superconducting nanowire detectors. F. Mattioli, Z. Zhou, A. Gaggero, R. Gaudio, S. Jahanmirinejad, D. Sahin, F. Marsili, R. Leoni, A. Fiore. Supercond. Sci. Technol. 28 104001 (2015)
Position-Dependent Local Detection Efficiency in a Nanowire Superconducting Single-Photon Detector. J. J. Renema, Q. Wang, R. Gaudio, I. Komen, K. op ’t Hoog, D. Sahin, A. Schilling, M. P. van Exter, A. Fiore, A. Engel, M. J. A. de Dood Nano Lett. 8;15:4541-5 (2015)
Modelling superconducting nanowire single photon detectors in a waveguide cavity. N.A. Tyler, J. Barreto, G.E. Villarreal-Garcia, D. Bonneau, D. Sahin, J.L. O’Brien, M.G. Thompson. Optics Express Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 8797-8808 (2016) •doi: 10.1364/OE.24.008797

Oral Conference Contributions and Posters
Döndü Sahin (ER6). Invited talk to NIST Single Photonics and Quantum Information group. “Single Photonics and Quantum Information group “Photon-number-resolving detectors for GaAs waveguide quantum circuits”, Nist Boulder, US, 14-15 May, 2014
Döndü Sahin (ER6). Lecture at Bristol to Centre for Quantum Photonics student. “Waveguide single-photon and photon-number-resolving detectors”, Bristol University, 24 November 2014
Döndü Sahin (ER6). Invited seminar series, “Superconducting single-photon and photon-number-resolving detectors for GaAs waveguide quantum circuits”, Middle East Technbical University, 23 December 2014