Michael Shapiro

Research Scientist





PhD in Radiophysics, University of Gorky, Russia (1990)


Gyrotrons; quasi-optics; millimeter waves; photonic crystals; metamaterials.


Gyrotron Devices: Experimental and theoretical research on high frequency (90-170 GHz), high power (up to 1.5 MW) gyrotron oscillators and amplifiers for ECR plasma heating, radars, diagnostic, and material processing.

Quasi-Optical Millimeter-Wave Circuits: Research on quasi-optical transmission lines and cavities. Diffraction theory, quasi-optics, Gaussian beams.

High Gradient Linear Accelerators: Novel methods of particle acceleration at high gradients. RF breakdown and pulse heating in high frequency linacs (17 GHz and higher).

Photonic Crystals: Novel PhC based structures for high power microwave devices and accelerators. Negative refraction metamaterials .

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Sub-millimeter wave sources (250-600 GHz) for dynamic nuclear polarization NMR and ESR spectroscopy.


“Phase correctors for elimination of high-order modes in corrugated waveguide transmission lines,” E. J. Kowalski, M. A. Shapiro, and R. J. Temkin, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., vol. 42, no. 1, p. 29 (2014).

“Active negative-index metamaterial powered by an electron beam,” M. A. Shapiro, S. Trendafilov, Y. Urzhumov, A. Alu, R. J. Temkin, and G. Shvets, Phys. Rev. B, vol. 86, 085132 (2012).

“Calculation of a hyperbolic corrugated horn converting the TEM00 mode to the HE11 mode,” J. Infrared Milli. Terahz Waves, vol. 32, p. 283 (2011).

“Estimate for ITER ECH transmission line including multimode propagation,” M. A. Shapiro, E. J. Kowalski, J. R. Sirigiri, D. S. Tax, R. J. Temkin, T. S. Bidelow, J. B. Caughman, and D. A. Rasmussen, Fusion Sci. & Tech., vol. 57, p. 198 (2010).

“Calculation of radiation from a helically cut waveguide for a gyrotron mode converter in the quasi-optical approximation,” E. M. Choi, M. A. Shapiro, and R. J. Temkin, J. Infrared MIlli. Terahz Waves, vol. 30, p. 8 (2009).

“Simulation of the bulk and surface modes supported by a diamond lattice metal wires,” M. A. Shapiro, K. R. Samokhvalova, J. R. Sirigiri, R. J. Temkin, and G. Shvets, J. Appl. Phys., vol. 104, 103107 (2008).

"Spatial dispersion in metamaterials with negative dielectric permittivity and its effect on surface waves," M. A. Shapiro, G. Shvets, J. R. Sirigiri, and R. J. Temkin, Optics Letters, vol. 31, no. 13, p. 2051 (2006).