Northwestern University Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Center for Photonic Communication and Computing

Former Members


PhD Institution

Years at NU

Current Employment

Dr. Nitin Jain

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light


Postdoctoral Researcher at Technical University of Denmark

Dr. Yu-Ping Huang

Michigan State University


Assistant Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Kevin McCusker

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Neil V. Corzo-Trejo

Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, Mexico


Dr. Abu Thomas

Universität Paderborn, Germany

Dr. Amar Bhagwat

Cornell University

Dr. Oo-Kaw Lim

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Joe Altepeter

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Jianguo Liu

Nankai University(China), 2007


Dr. Jan Bogdanski

Stockholm University, Dept. of Physics, 2009


Dr. Sarper Ozharar

University of Central Florida, 2008


Dr. Sheng Feng

Univ. of Virginia in Charlottesville


Dr. Shawn X. Wang

Purdue University, 2006


Dr. Kim Fook Lee

Duke University


Dr. Myung Hun Shin

KAIST University, South Korea


Dr. Paul Voss

Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA), 2003


Dr. Kahraman Guclu Koprulu

Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey), 2002


Dr. Xiaoying Li

Institute of Opto-Electronics (Shaxi University, China), 2001


Dr. Jay Sharping

Northwestern University, (Evanston, IL, USA), 2003


Dr. Jacob Lasri

Technion, Haifa, Israel


Dr. Song Lan

Princeton, NJ, USA


Dr. Sun-Hyun Youn

Seoul National University, South Korea


Dr. Gregory Kanter

Northwestern University, (Evanston, IL, USA), 2000


Dr. Sang-Kyung Choi

Northwestern University, (Evanston, IL, USA) ,1999


Dr. Tae-Gon Noh

Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea


Dr. Darwin Serkland

Stanford University


Dr. Ruo-Ding Li

University of Brussels, Belgium


PhD Thesis supervised


Thesis Title

Current Employment

Samantha Nowierski

June 2017

Fiber Transport of Entangled Photonic Qudits

Tim Rambo

Dec 2016

Low-Loss, All-Optical, Quantum Switching For Interferometric Processing of Weak Signals

Quantum Opus

Abijith Kowligy

Aug 2016

Progress Toward Single-Photon-Level Nonlinear Optics in Crystalline Microcavities

NIST/CU Boulder

Paritosh Manurkar

Aug 2016

Mode-Selective Photon Counting Via Quantum Frequency Conversion Using Spectrally-Engineered Pump Pulses

NIST/CU Boulder

Yuzhu Sun

Aug 2016

Sorting Single-Photon Schmidt Modes with Mode-Selective Quantum Frequency Conversion

Neal N. Oza

Dec 2014

Engineering Photonic Switches for Quantum Information Processing

US Army Research Lab

Thomas Whitehead

Mar 2013

Enhanced Imaging with use of a Phase-Sensitive Fiber-Optic Parametric Amplifier

Coriant GmbH & Co. KG

Chao-Hsiang (Charlie) Chen

Jun 2012

Pulsed Traveling-wave Quadrature Squeezing Using Quasi-phase Matched Lithium Niobate Crystals

Monika Patel

Dec 2011

Indistinguishable Photon Sources for Practical Quantum Communication

Raytheon BBN Technologies

Gideon Alon

Dec 2011

Generation and Phase-Sensitive Manipulations of Pulsed Squeezed Light with Traveling-Wave Optical Parametric Amplifiers

Israel Aerospace Industries

Milja Medic

June 2011

Characterization and Utilization of Fiber-Generated Quantum Entanglement

L.E.K. Consulting

Matt Hall

Jun 2010

Network Technologies for O-Band Quantum Telecommunications


Jun Chen

Jul 2007

Development and Applications of Fiber-based Entanglement Sources

Sarah Dugan

Jun 2006

Frequency conversion of coincident photons in a periodically-poled lithium niobate waveguide

Preetpaul S. Devgan

Jun 2006

High Speed Signal Processing Using Nonlinear Fibers and Optoelectronic Devices

Renyong Tang

Dec 2005

Towards Noiseless Amplification for Fiber-Optic Communications:
Utilizing Phase-Sensitive Amplification based on Frequency Non-Degenerate Four-Wave-Mixing in Silica Fibers

Eric Corndorf

Jun 2005

Quantum Cryptography using Coherent States: Randomized encryption and key generation

Paul Voss

Dec 2003

Raman-Induced Performance Limits on Applications of Fiber Parametric Amplifiers

Jay E. Sharping

Jun 2003

Fiber-Based Entangled Photon-Pair Generation

Anjali Agarwal

Jun 2001

All-Optical Loadable and Erasable Fiber Storage Buffer Based on Parametric Nonlinearity in Fiber

Yikai Su

Dec 2000

Optical Signal Regeneration in High-Speed Fiber-Optic Communication Networks

Gregory Kanter

Dec 2000

All Optical Switching and Squeezed Light Generation in Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Waveguides

Michael Vasilyev

Jun 1999

Multimode Optical Tomography of Quantum States

Dmitry Levandovsky

Jun 1999

Quantum Noise Suppression in Optical Fibers

Sang-Kyung Choi

Jun 1999

Traveling-Wave Optical Parametric Amplifier: Quantum Noise Reduction and Application to Optical Imaging

Glenn D. Bartolini

Jun 1998

All-fiber optical storage of picosecond pulse packets using phase-sensitive amplification

David O. Caplan

Dec 1996

Optical amplification and quantum noise reduction via four-wave mixing in semiconductors

Chonghoon Kim

Dec 1993

Nonclassical light generation using a traveling-wave optical parametric amplifier

Matthew B. Poelker

June 1992

Stimulated Raman Scattering in Sodium Vapor

Jianming Huang

Dec 1991

Squeezed Light and Quantum Measurement

Orhan B. Aytr

Jun 1991

Squeezed Light and Twin Beams Generation with a Q-switched Laser

Seng-Tiong Ho*

Mar 1989

Theoretical and Experimental Aspects of Squeezed State Generation in Two-Level Media

Mari W. Maeda*

Feb 1987

Squeezed Quantum Noise Measurements in Four-Wave Mixing

Roy S. Bondurant*

Jul 1983

Theoretical and Experimental Aspects of Quantum Noise Reduction and Precision Measurement

*: co-supervised at MIT