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

Center for Photonic Communication and Computing

People

  Director      Faculty      Post-doctoral research associates      Graduate students      Undergrad students      Former members

Director

Prem KumarProf. Prem Kumar

A T & T Professor of Information Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Research interests: Optical communications, in particular, novel optical amplifiers and devices for terabits per second fiber-optic communications; quantum fiber-optics, in particular, generation and distribution of quantum entanglement over the fiber channel and quantum cryptography over fiber lines; nonlinear and quantum optics, in particular, applications of novel states of light such as squeezed and twin-beam states. Read more...

Faculty


Prof. D'Ariano Prof. Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano
Professor of Quantum Optics and Quantum Systems and Information, Dipartimento di Fisica "A. Volta", University of Pavia, Italy; Fellow of Optical Society of America
Research interests: Quantum information and quantum mechanics of measurements and open systems, programmable quantum devices, quantum tomography of states and quantum devices.. Read more...

 
Yuping Huang
Prof. Yu-Ping Huang
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research interests: Nonlinear optical phenomena in solid-state systems in the ultimate quantum limit, including generation of pure single and entangled photons, optical transistors with attojoule pump energy and zero background, deterministic quantum optical logic operations, manipulation and detection of ultrafast quantum signals.


Greg Kanter Prof. Gregory Kanter
Research Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research interests: Experimental quantum optics including the use of nonlinear frequency conversion for quantum measurements.



Kim Fook Lee Prof. Kim Fook Lee
Research Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research interests: Fiber based entanglement source, optical communication, Wigner function.




Prof. Shahriar Prof. Selim Shahriar
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Physics and Astronomy; Director of Division of Solid State and Photonics
Research interests: Gravitational wave detection, measurement of frame dragging effect, super-luminal propagation of light, cooling and trapping of neutral atoms, quantum computing.. Read more...


Prof. Wessels Prof. Bruce Wessels
Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Research interests: Photonics materials and devices, oxide thin films, compound semiconductors, spintronic III-V semiconductors. Read more...


Post-doctoral research associates

Nitin Jain

Dr. Nitin Jain

Project: Development and optimization of quantum communication methods based on quantum frequency conversion (under Quiness)



Graduate students

Brad Elkus

Bradley Scott Elkus
Project: Design of optical spectrum analyzer using tunable filter (under Quiness)
Advisors: Prof. Prem Kumar and Prof. Greg Kanter



Abijith KowligyAbijith Kowligy
Project: Realizing deterministic all-optical phase-gate for quantum states of light (at single-photon energies) using whispering-gallery-mode (WGM) microcavities in Lithium Niobate (under Quiness)
Advisors: Prof. Prem Kumar and Prof. Yu-Ping Huang



Paritosh Manurkar Paritosh Manurkar
Project: Nonlinear optical frequency conversion using shaped pulses (under Quiness)
We are working on developing a technique based on quantum frequency conversion to decode quantum states in high-dimensional Hilbert spaces (qudits) comprising temporal modes. We use the concept of optical arbitrary waveform generation to produce arbitrary shaped pulses.
Advisors: Prof. Prem Kumar and Prof. Gregory Kanter

Samantha Nowierski Samantha Nowierski
Project: Generation, reconstruction, and transportation of high-dimensional time-bin-entangled photon pairs 
Advisors: Prof. Prem Kumar and Prof. Gregory Kanter



Tim Rambo Tim Rambo
Project: Low-loss all-optical quantum switching for interferometric processing of weak signals
Novel optical methods for implementing quantum computations, novel formalisms for quantum computing, heralded single-photon sources, entangled-photon sources, enhancing low-light-level classical communications using technology developed for quantum information processing.
Advisors: Prof. Prem Kumar and Prof. Yuping Huang

Siyuan Shi Siyuan Shi
Project: Photon pair generation in biological molecules
Advisors: Prof. Prem Kumar and Prof. Yu-Ping Huang




Michael SilverMichael Silver
Project: Optimization of pulses for quantum frequency conversion (under Quiness)
Advisors: Prof. Prem Kumar and Prof. Greg Kanter




Yuzhu Sun Yuzhu Sun
Project: Remote manipulation of photonic quantum signals (under NSF)
We have proposed a new avenue towards generating shaped single photons of high spatiotemporal mode purity, and at high production rate, by integrating a quantum frequency conversion module into a heralding type of single-photon source.
Advisors: Prof. Prem Kumar and Prof. Yu-Ping Huang

Vesselin Velev Vesselin Velev
Project: Numerical simulation of micro-resonators (under Quiness)
Advisors: Prof. Prem Kumar and Prof. Yu-Ping Huang


 Undergraduate students

There are currently no undergrad students in the lab.