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

Center for Photonic Communication and Computing

Samantha Nowierski


Samantha is a graduate student in the Applied Physics program. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Cornell University in 2012.


She worked on the generation, reconstruction, and transportation of high-dimensional time-bin-entangled photon pairs.  In the past, she has worked to optimize the performance of a Sagnac-loop optical switch and to model pulsed fiber-optic parametric amplifiers.


1. S. J. Nowierski, N. N. Oza, P. Kumar, and G. S. Kanter, "Tomographic reconstruction of time-bin-entangled qudits," Phys. Rev. A 94, 042328 (2016).

2. S. Nowierski, N. N. Oza, P. Kumar, and G. S. Kanter, "Generation and Reconstruction of Time-Bin Entangled Ququarts," Frontiers in Optics, paper FW3B.2 (2016).

3. S. Nowierski, N. N. Oza, P. Kumar, and G. S. Kanter, "Experimental Reconstruction of Time-Bin-Entangled Qutrit States using Polarization Projective Measurements," in CLEO: 2015, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper FTu2A.5. 10.1364/CLEO_QELS.2015.FTu2A.5

Honors and awards:

NSF GRFP Fellowship (2014-2017)
(National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program)

Emil Wolf Student Paper Competition Prize Winner (Fiber Optics and Optical Communication Category) at FiO/LS Conference (2016)


Student office: M350
Phone: 847-467-2261
Email: nowierski AT