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Dr. ir. Gunay Yurtsever  (Doctoral Researcher)

This person worked in the group from 2007 till 2015.

Affiliation: Transics
Research Area: Optical Coherence Tomography
Promotor: Roel Baets
PhD Thesis: Gunay Yurtsever, Photonic Integrated Components for Optical Coherence Tomography, 6/2015
Gunay obtained his Bs degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 2001. Since then he has been working in the field of biomedical photonics. Between 2001-2003 he worked on near infrared spectroscopy and its applications in functional brain imaging as he was a graduate research assistant at Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, PA, USA. There he designed and implemented miniaturized near infrared spectroscopy systems. Later, he worked on novel non-linear microscopy methods using ultrafast pulse shaping techniques and its applications at University of Pennsylvania and Duke University, USA. He holds two Ms degrees in biomedical engineering from Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania. In 2006, he received the John Chambers Fellowship award for outstanding photonics research at Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, Duke University. Since 2007 he has been working on miniaturization of optical coherence tomography as a doctoral student at Gent University Photonics Research Group.

Specific Research Topics

Publications (13)

    International Journals

  1. G. Yurtsever, Nicolas Weiss, Jeroen Kalkman, Ton G. van Leeuwen, R. Baets, Ultra-compact silicon photonic integrated interferometer for swept-source optical coherence tomography, Optics Letters, 39(17), p.5228-5231 doi:10.1364/ol.39.005228 (2014)  Download this Publication (312KB).
  2. G. Yurtsever, Boris Povazay, Aneesh Alex, Behrooz Zabihian, Wolfgang Drexler, R. Baets, Photonic integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer with an on-chip reference arm for optical coherence tomography, Biomedical Optics Express, 5(4), p.1050-1061 doi:10.1364/boe.5.001050 (2014)  Download this Publication (2.9MB).
  3. Y. Li, S. Verstuyft, G. Yurtsever, S. Keyvaninia, G. Roelkens, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Heterodyne laser Doppler vibrometers integrated on silicon-on-insulator with thermo-optic based frequency shifters, Applied Optics, 52(10), p.2145-2152 doi:10.1364/AO.52.002145 (2013)  Download this Publication (2.6MB).
  4. Y. Li, D. Vermeulen, Y. De Koninck, G. Yurtsever, G. Roelkens, R. Baets, Compact grating couplers on silicon-on-insulator with reduced backreflection, Optics Letters, 37(21), p.4356-4358 doi:10.1364/ol.37.004356 (2012)  Download this Publication (406KB).
  5. P. Merken, R. Vandersmissen, G. Yurtsever, OCT supports industrial nondestructive depth analysis, Laser Focus World, 47(8), p.82 (2011)  Download this Publication (2.7MB).
      International Conferences

    1. Y. Li, S. Verstuyft, G. Yurtsever, S. Keyvaninia, G. Roelkens, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Miniaturized laser Doppler vibrometers integrated on silicon-on-insulator with thermo-optic serrodyne optical frequency shifter, 9th International Conference on Group IV Photonics, United States, p.219-221 doi:10.1109/group4.2012.6324139 (2012)  Download this Publication (761KB).
    2. Y. Li, D. Vermeulen, Y. De Koninck, G. Yurtsever, G. Roelkens, R. Baets, Fiber couplers for silicon-on-insulator photonic IC's with optimized on-chip return loss, Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2012, p.JTh2A.8 (2012)  Download this Publication (931KB).
    3. G. Yurtsever, R. Baets, Integrated spectrometer on silicon on insulator, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, Belgium, p.273-276 (2011)  Download this Publication (369KB).
    4. G. Yurtsever, K. Komorowska, R. Baets, Low Dispersion Integrated Michelson Interferometer on Silicon on Insulator for Optical Coherence Tomography , Conference on Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques V, 8091(80910T), Germany, doi:10.1117/12.889920 (2011)  Download this Publication (699KB).
    5. G. Yurtsever, P. Dumon, W. Bogaerts, R. Baets, Integrated photonic circuit in silicon on insulator for fourier domain optical coherence tomography, Proceedings op SPIE Photonics West 2010-BIOS: Biomedical Optics, 7554, United States, p.75541B (5 pages) doi:10.1117/12.841702 (2010)  Download this Publication (2.1MB).
    6. G. Yurtsever, K. De Vos, T. Claes, P.P.P. Debackere, P. Bienstman, R. Baets, Photonic Biosensors in Silicon-on-Insulator , 2nd International Conference On Silicon Photonics (invited), United States, (2010)  Download this Publication (124KB).
    7. G. Yurtsever, J. Brouckaert, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Compact Demultiplexer Using Cascaded Planar Concave Grating and Ring Resonators on SOI, The 22nd Annual Meeting of the IEEE Photonics Society, Turkey, doi:10.1109/leos.2009.5343160 (2009)  Download this Publication (966KB).
    8. G. Yurtsever, R. Baets, Towards integrated optical coherence tomography system on silicon on insulator, Proceedings Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 2008, Netherlands, p.163-166 (2008)  Download this Publication (415KB).
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