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

Center for Photonic Communication and Computing

Samantha Nowierski

Samantha

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

Research:

She is currently working 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.

Publications:

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). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.94.042328

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). http://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?URI=FiO-2016-FW3B.2

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)

Contact:

Student office: M350
Phone: 847-467-2261
Email: nowierski AT u.northwestern.edu