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 I was born in shiraz in 1957. I obtained my B. Sc degree in Physics from Shiraz University in 1980. My PhD degree was obtained from Edinburgh University in UK in 1991. I started my work at Shiraz University as an assistant professor i n 1991. I promoted to the rank of associate professor of Physics in 2002 and to full professor of Physics in 2006.

Research Interests
  • • Nonlinear Optics and Nanophotonics
    • Optical and Chemical Sensors
    • Chalcogenide Sensors
    • Phase Change Memory Materials
    • Optical properties of Thin Films and Properties of Nano-particles in Glasses
    • Fiber Amplifiers, Optical Fibers, Fiber lasers
    • Optical Waveguides and Switches
    • Diffractive Optical Elements
    • Semiconductor Lasers
    • Photonic band-gap crystals and fibers

    • Plasmonics

  • Undergraduates:

    • Modern Optics
    • Applied Optics
    • Principles of Lasers
    • Vacuum Technology
    • Spectroscopy
    • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Modern Physics

    • Quantum Mechanics 1 & 2
    • Solid State Electronics
    • Solid State Physics
    • General Physics courses


    • Advanced Laser Physics
    • Quantum Electronics
    • Nonlinear Optics
    • Semiconductor Optics
    • Classical Electrodynamics 1 & 2


    Selected Publications:


    • P.J.S. Ewen, A. Zakery, A.P. Firth, A.E. Owen, Compositional dependence of Photodissolution kinetics in amorphous As-S films; J. Non-Cryst. Solids 97-98 (1987) p. 1127.

    • P.J.S. Ewen, A. Zakery, A.P. Firth, A.E. Owen, Optical monitoring of Photodissolution kinetics in amorphous As-S films; Phil. Mag. B 57 (1988) P. 1.

    A. Zakery, C.W. Slinger, P.J.S. Ewen, A.P. Firth and A.E. Owen, Chalcogenide Gratings Produced by the Metal Photodissolution effect; J.phys.D: Appl. phys. 21(1988) s 78.

    A. Zakery, A. Zekak, P.J.S. Ewen, C.W. Slinger, A.E. Owen, Optical constants of Ag-photodoped As-S amorphous films; J. Non-Cryst. Solids 114 (1989) p. 109.

    A. Zakery, P.J.S. Ewen, C.W.Slinger, A.Zakery and A.E.Owen, Application of Chalcogenide Glasses in Integrated and Diffractive Optics; J.Non-Crys.Solids, 137 – 138 (1991) p.1333.

    • E. Marquez, R. Jimenez-Garay, A. Zakery, P.J.S. Ewen, A.E. Owen, On the kinetics of Ag Photodissolution in As2S3 chalcogenide glass films: Oscillatory behaviour of the reaction rate; Phil. Mag. B 63 (1991) P. 1169.

    • C.W.Slinger, A. Zakery, P.J.S. Ewen and A.E. Owen, Photodoped Chalcogenides as Potential Infrared Holographic Media; Appl. optics, 31(1992) p.2490.

    A. Zakery, Optical Constants of As-S Chalcogenide Glasses, Iranian Journal of Sci. and Technology, 20(2) (1996) p. 189.

    A. Zakery, P.J.S. Ewen and A.E. Owen, Photodarkening in As-S Films and its Application in Grating Fabrication, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 198-200(1996) p. 769.

    A. Zakery, R. Zare and A. Bakhtazad, A Coupled Mode Analysis of Complex Coupled DFB Lasers, Int. J. of Optoelectronics, 11(5)(1997) pp. 345 – 351 .

    • A. Hosseinpour, A. Zakery, Investigation of Magnetic Force for Barium and Strontium Ferrites, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 84(5)(2001)p. 1184.

    A. Zakery, Low Loss Waveguides in Pulsed Laser Deposited Arsenic Sulfide Chalcogenide Films, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 35(2002)pp.2909-2913.

    • A.V. Rode, A. Zakery, M. Samoc, R.B. Charters, E.G. Gamaly and B. Luther-Davies, Laser-Deposited As2S3 Chalcogenide Films for Waveguide Applications, Appl. Surf. Science, 197-198 (2002)pp. 481-485.

    A. Zakery, Y. Ruan, A.V. Rode, M. Samoc and B. Luther-Davies, Low-Loss Waveguides in Ultrafast Laser-Deposited As2S3 Chalcogenide Films, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B20(2003)p. 1844.

    A. Zakery, S.R. Elliott, Optical Properties and Applications of Chalcogenide Glasses: a review, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 330 (2003)pp. 1-12. Cited more than 700 times so far.

    A. Zakery, A. Keshavarz, Simulation of the Incoherent Interaction between Two Bright Spatial Photorefractive Screening Solitons in One and Two Dimensions, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 37(2004)pp. 1-10.

    A. Zakery, A. Keshavarz, Incoherently Coupled Photorefractive Bright-Bright Soliton Pairs in One and Two Dimensions, Optik 115 , No. 10(2004).

    علیرضا کشاورز- عبدالناصر ذاکری سالیتونهای اپتیکی پوششی یک بعدی در مواد نور شکستی -مجله پژوهش فیزیک ایران - جلد چهارم زمستان  1383 ص255  -

    A. Zakery, M. Hatami, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Pulsed Laser Deposited(PLD) GeAsSe Films and Simulation of a NLDC Switch, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B22(2005)p.591.

    A. Zakery, Invited Paper : Pulsed Laser Deposition of Chalcogenide Films for Nonlinear Photonic Applications; J. of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 7 (2005) p. 1143.

    عبدالناصر ذاکری-بهروز حسینی-سید ابراهیم پورمند-اندازه گیری ضرائب نوری غیر خطی شیشه های چلکاجنید به روش جاروب و روش ترکیب چهار موج تبهگن - مجله پژوهش فیزیک ایران- جلد پنج- بهار 1384-ص 1

    • M. Hatami, H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, A. Zakery, Analysis of a Gained Nonlinear Directional Coupler Switch, Opt. Quant. Electron., 38(2006)p. 1259.

    A. Zakery, H. Shahmirzaee, Modeling of Enhancement of Nonlinearity in Oxide and Chalcogenide Glasses by Introduction of Nanometals, Phys. Lett. A 361 (2007)p. 484 .

    A. Zakery, M. Hatami, Design of An Ultra-Fast All-Optical Dark Soliton Switch in a Nonlinear Directional Coupler (NLDC) Made of Chalcogenide Glasses, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 40 (2007) p. 1010.

    A. Zakery, H. Shahmirzaee, The Effect of the Graded Nano-metal Particles and Their Shape on
    the Enhancement of Nonlinear Optical Properties of Oxide Glasses, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 41 (2008) 225106 (7pp)

    • H. Pakarzadeh , A. Zakery "A new numerical model for the Pump-to-Signal RIN Transfer in single-pump fiber optical parametric amplifiers " Iranian Journal of Science & Technology 34 (2010)pp. 185-194.

    • H. Pakarzadeh , A. Zakery, "Investigation of Scalar Modulation Instability in the Presence of Raman Scattering in Photonic Crystal Fibers " International Journal of Optics and Photonics 3 (2010) PP. 31-38.

    • H. Pakarzadeh, A. Zakery, "Numerical modelling of the pump-to-signal relative intensity " Pramana journal of Physics 77 (2011)PP. 655-667.

    • N. Niakan, M. Askari, A. Zakery, "High Q-factor and large group delay at microwave " J. Optical Society of Am. B 29 : (2012) PP. 2329-2333.

    • M. Dezhkam, A. Zakery, "Exact investigation of the electronic structure and the linear " Chinese Optics Letters 10 (2012)P. 000000-1.

    A. Zakery, A. Asrar, S.R. Elliott, "Simulation of Nanostructures Fabricated in " Physical Review & Research International 3(2013)PP. 137-144.

    • M. Askari, N. Niakan, A. Zakery, "A high transmission and low loss metamaterial with negative refraction at 458 THz " Optik 124(2013)pp. 2210-2213.

    • H. Pakarzadeh, A. Zakery, "Modelling of Noise Suppression in Gain-Saturated Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifiers", Optics Cmmunications 309 (2013), pp. 30-36.

    • M. Dezhkam, A. Zakery, "Electronic properties of hemispherical quantum dot/wetting layer with and without hydrogenic donor impurity" Physica B, 443(2014) pp. 70-75.

    • M. Naserpour, C.J. Zapata-Rodriguez, A. Zakery, J.J. Miret, "Highly localized accelerating beams using nano-scale metallic gratings ",  Optics Cmmunications 339 (2015)pp. 79-84.

    • J. Hajivandi, A. Zakery, A. Asrar, "Fluorescence spectrum and time-dependent population of a quantum three level atom(Strontium) coupled with a silver nanosphere through a silver thin-film", Optics Cmmunications 349 (2015)pp. 156-163.

    • M.  Naserpour, C.J.  Zapata-Rodríguez, A. Zakery, C. Díaz-Aviñó and J.J.  Miret,  "Accelerating wide-angle converging waves in the near field", J. Opt. 17(2015)p. 015602.  

    • M. Naserpour, C.J. Zapata-Rodriguez, A. Zakery, J.J. Miret, "Light capsules shaped by curvilinear meta-surfaces ",  Appl. Phys. B 120(2015) pp. 551-556.


    • H. Pakarzadeh, A. Zakery, "Investigation of two-pump fiber optical parametric amplifiers for a broadband and flat gain with a low pump-to-signal noise transfer", J. Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials 24(2015)pp.  1550038-1 - 1550038-11.


    • M. Askari, A. Zakery, " Effects of multi-layer stacking along the propagation direction of aninfrared metamaterial on the electromagnetic response of the structure", Optik 127 (2016)pp. 1408-1413.


    • Z. Vafapour, A. Zakery, "New regime of plasmonically induced transparency", Accepted for publication in Plasmonics,  DOI 10.1007/s11468-015-9992-4.


    • Z. Vafapour, A. Zakery, " New Approach of Plasmonically Induced Reflectance in a Planar Metamaterial for Plasmonic Sensing Applications", Accepted for publication in Plasmonics, DOI 10.1007/s11468-015-0077-1.

    M. Ebrahimi , A. Zakery , M. Karimipour, M. Molaei ; "Nonlinear optical properties and optical limiting measurements of graphene oxide - Ag@TiO2 compounds", Optical Materials 57 (2016) 146-152.


    Presentation in Conferences:

    • A.E. Owen, P.J.S. Ewen, A. Zakery, M.N. Kozicki and Y. Khawaja, ; Metal-chalcogenide photoresists for high resolution lithography and submicron structures ; Proc. of the Int. Symp. On Nanostructure physics and fabrication, Academic press. 1989

    • M.N. Kozicki, Y. Khawaja, A.E. Owen, P.J.S. Ewen and A. Zakery ; As-S /Ag system Integrated Optics ; Proc. IEEE VLSI Multilevel Interconnection conference, (1989)p.251.

    • P.J.S. Ewen, C.W. Slinger, A. Zakery, A.Zekak and A.E. Owen ; The fabrication and properties of chalcogenide IR diffractive elements ; Proc. of the Int. Congress on optical science and Engineering, The Hauge, The Netherlands, 1991.

    • A. Zakery and M. Hatami, ; Modelling of the diffraction gratings produced in As-S thin films, SPIE, Vol. 2404(1994)p. 159.

    • A. Zakery and A. Bakhtazad, ; A new Coupled Mode Analysis of Gain Coupled DFB Lasers ; SPIE, Vol. 2886(1996)p.213.

    • A. Zakery, R. Zare and A. Bakhtazad, ; A Coupled Mode Analysis of Second Order Loss-Coupled DFB Lasers ; SPIE, Vol. 2886(1996)p.75.

    • A. Zakery and M. Hatami, ; Modelling of the Performance of Reflection Gratings in As-S Thin Films Photodissolved with Silver ; SPIE, Vol. 2885(1996)p.34.

    • A. Zakery, A.V. Rode, B. Luther-Davies, Analysis of Photodarkening kinetics in the pulsed laser deposited As2S3 films, CLEO/EUROPE IQEC 2000.

    • A. Zakery, A.V. Rode, M. Samoc and B. Luther-Davies, Pulsed laser deposited chalcogenide films as low loss optical waveguides, Proceeding of ACOFT 2000, 25th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, p. 45.

    • A. Zakery, Invited Paper : Pulsed laser deposited chalcogenide films for nonlinear photonic applications, 3rd International Symposium on Irradiation Induced Phenomena in Chalcogenide, Oxide and Organic Thin Films, Tryavna, Bulgaria, 2005.

    • A. Zakery, H. Shahmirzaee, Invited paper: The effect of the shape of metal nano-particles on the enhancement of nonlinear optical properties of chalcogenide glasses, IV International Symposium on Non-Crystalline Solids & VIII Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials, Aracaju, Brazil, October 21-25, 2007.


    • H. Pakarzadeh, K. Rottwitt, A. Zakery, "Frequency dependence of the Pump-to-Signal RIN Transfer in Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifiers " 22nd Annual Meeting of IEEE (LEOS 22) Turkey (2009).


    • H. Pakarzadeh, A. Zakery, "Modelling of the pump-to-signal RIN transfer in two-pump ",  photonics 2010, 10th international conference on fiber optics & photonics, December 11-15, 2010, IIT Guwahati, India (2010).


    • H. Pakarzadeh, A. Zakery, "Experimentally confirmed modelling of the pump-to-signal RIN Transfer in 1-pump fiber optical parametric amplifiers " 14th International conference on Laser Optics LO-2010 Russia (2010).


    Presentation in Conferences:




    ۱-نياكان ن، عسكري م، ذاكري ع "ايجاد نور كند به وسيله ي شفافيت القايي الكترومغناطيسي در متامتريال ها " کنفرانس فيزيک ايران 1391 (1391)


    ۲-عطارزاده ر، حاتمي م، ذاكري ع "طراحي کليدزني تمام نوري ساليتون روشن " کنفرانس فيزيک ايران 1391 (1391)


    ۳-عباسي ش، ذاكري ع "بررسي اثر دما بر عملکرد سنسورهايي بر پايه ي توري هاي براگ فيبر نوري با دوره ي تناوب طولاني " کنفرانس فيزيک ايران 1391 (1391)


    ۴-عسكري م، ذاكري ع "تشديد مغناطيسي در محدوده فركانسي تراهرتز در يك ساختار متامتريال جديد " کنفرانس فيزيک ايران 1391 (1391)


    ۵-عسكري م، نياكان ن، ذاكري ع "ارائه طرحي جديد براي ايجاد ضريب شکست منفي در ناحيه طول موجي فروسرخ " هيجدهمين کنفرانس اپتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1390)


    ۶-سبزعلي زاده فرهود ا، ذاكري ع، پاکارزاده ح "باز تاب سنج نوري در حوزه زماني " هيجدهمين کنفرانس اپتيک و فوتونيک ايران 1390 (1390)


    ۷-قرباني ع، ذاكري ع، كاوش تهراني م "طراحي و ساخت دستگاه پوشش دهي تار نوري جهت ايجاد لايه هاي نازک يکنواخت بر سطح جانبي تار " دومين همايش ملي مهندسي اپتيک و ليزر ايران (1390)


    ۸-قرباني ع، ذاكري ع، کاوش تهراني م "شبيه سازي و تحليل طيف بازتابي توريهاي براگ تار نوري دوگانه در تشخيص همزمان گاز و دما " کنفرانس فيزيک ايران 1390 (1390)


    ۹-قرباني ع، ذاكري ع، كاوش تهراني م "حسگر امنيتي گاز هيدروژن در سيستم پيشرانش راكتهاي فضايي " اولين كنفرانس ملي اويونيك (1390)


    ۱۰-قرباني ع، ذاكري ع، كاوش تهراني م "بررسي اثر دما بر عملكرد حسگر گاز هيدروژن بر پايهي توري براگ تار نوري " دهمين كنفرانس انجمن هوافضاي ايران (1389)


    ۱۱-پاكارزاده دزفولي نژاد ح، ذاكري ع "ساخت يك تار نوري پليمري ريز ساختار و اندازه گيري طيف رامان آن " کنفرانس فيزيک 89 (1389)


    ۱۲-عسكري م، ذاكري ع "طزاحي ماده چپگرد غير خطي در طول موج هاي فروسرخ نزديک با استفاده از شيشه هاي چلکوجنايد " هفدهمين کنفرانس اپتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1389)


    ۱۳-موسوي ا، ذاكري ع "ايجادضريب شکست منفي در لايه هايي از مواد فرومغناطيس -غيرمغناطيس " هفدهمين کنفرانس اپتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1389)


    ۱۴-پاكارزاده دزفولي نژاد ح، ذاكري ع "مدلسازي نويز تفويت کننده هاي پارامتري تار نوري تک پمپ در رژيم بهره اشباع " هفدهمين کنفرانس اپتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1389)


    ۱۵-قرباني ع، ذاكري ع، كاوش تهراني م "طراحي و شبيه سازي حسگر گاز هيدروژن در كريستالوگرافي فاز آلفا بر اساس توري " هفدهمين كنفرانس انجمن اپتيك و فوتونيك ايران (1389)


    ۱۶-پاكارزاده دزفولي نژاد ح، ذاكري ع "ساخت يک تار نوري پليمري ريز ساختار و اندازه گيري طيف رامان ان " کنفرانس ساليانه فيزيک ايران (1389)


    ۱۷-نيکنام ا، ذاكري ع، حاتمي م "شبيه سازي ليزر eye safe(چشم ايمن) دمش شده توسط ليزر Nd:YAG به روش جابجايي رامان " شانزدهمين کنفرانس اپتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1388)


    ۱۸-پاكارزاده دزفولي نژاد ح، ذاكري ع "ديناميک ناپايداري مدولاسيون اسکالر در حضور پراکندگي رامان در تارهاي بلور فوتوني " شانزدهمين کنفرانس اپتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1388)


    ۱۹-ذاكري ع "محاسبه بهره و جمعيت نسبي زير ترازهاي گذارهاي مختلف ليزر اشعه xدر اهن نئون گونه با استفاده از طرح " بانزدهمين کنفرانس ابتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1387)


    ۲۰-ذاكري ع "مقايسه الگوي ارائه شده با استفاده از تي ماتريس براي بر رسي رفتار ابتيکي عير خطي اکسيد شيشه ها " بانزدهمين کنفرانس ابتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1387)


    ۲۱-ذاكري ع "نقش عدم جور شدگي فاز در طراحي بهينه ي تقويت کننده هاي بارامتري تار بلور فوتوني " بانزدهمين کنفرانس ابتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1387)


    ۲۲-ذاكري ع "وابستگي بارامترهاي باشندگي و غير خطي به طول موج در تقويت کننده هاي تار بلور فوتوني " بانزدهمين کنفرانس ابتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1387)


    ۲۳-ذاكري ع "شبيه سازي رشد لايه هاي نازک تهيه شده به روش لايه نشاني ليزري بالسي در مراحل اوليه با استفاده از روش مونت کارلو براي ماده هدف خاص گرافيت " چهاردهمين کنفرانس ابتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1386)


    ۲۴-ذاكري ع "ليزرهاي تاري بلور فوتوني تک مد با مساحت مد بزرگ " چهاردهمين کنفرانس ابتيک و فو تونيک ايران (1386)


    ۲۵-ذاكري ع "استفاده از شيشه هاي چلکو جنايد در طراحي توريهاي فيبري براگ براي جبران باشندگي " چهاردهمين کنفرانس ابتيک و فوتونيک ايران (1386)





Book Chapter:

A. Zakery, Book Chapter : Pulsed laser deposited chalcogenide films for photonic applications in :Pulsed laser deposition of optoelectronics films: Edited by M. Popescu et al. INOE Publishing House 2005.


A. Zakery, S.R. Elliott, : Optical Nonlinearities in Chalcogenide Glasses and Their Applications, Springer Series in Optical Sciences, Vol. 135, July 2007.

Honors and Awards:

• Research Grants, RSRE,UK 1987, 1989
• Research Grants, Shiraz University, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001
• Major Equipment Grant, £300000 , 2003
• Distinguished Researcher, Shiraz University, 2005, 2012.
• Fifth top cited Iranian physicist in the last five years
• Reviewer for: Optics Letters, Optics Express, Optical Society of America B, Journal of Optics A (Pure and Applied Optics), Materials Research Bulletin, Materials Science Engineering B, Optics and Laser Technology, PIERS A, J. Non Crystalline Solids, Physica Status Solidi B, Plasmonics, Optics communications, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology,


Supervision of Postgraduate Students:


PhD: 10 students completed their thesis.

MSc: About 30 students completed their thesis.




Head, Department of Physics, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, 2015-

Head, Optics & Lasers group, Physics Department at Shiraz University, 2010-

Member of Board of Directors, Optics and Photonic Society of Iran, 2003-2007

Member, executive committee of Optics, Iranian Physical Society, 2001-2003.

Member of Faculty of Science Research committee, Shiraz University, 1999, 2010

Member of Faculty of Science Equipping committee, Shiraz University 2003-


 Editorial Board Member:

Iranian Journal of Science & Technology, Transaction A, (IJST), (2011- )

International Journal of Optics and Photonics, (IJOP) (2010- ).


Visitor to:

Arizona State University (Solid state Electronics group), 1989.

Osaka University (Electrical Engineering Department), 1995.

Australian National University, (Laser Physics Centre) Visiting Fellow (Sabbatical), 1999-2000.

Australian National University, (Laser Physics Centre) Visiting Fellow, Jan.- Feb. 2002.

Cambridge University, (Chemistry Department) , Jan.-Feb. 2005, through a Royal Society Fellowship.

Cambridge University, (Chemistry Department), Visiting Professor (Sabbatical) , Oct.-Mar 2010.


Membership of Scientific Societies:

Senior Member, Optical Society of America

IEEE: till 2001

Optics and Photonics Society of Iran

Physical Society of Iran

Iranian Crystallography Society

Iranian Solar Society