Fri, Apr 14, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University
Talk Title: Quantum Nanophotonics
Abstract: Nanophotonic structures that localize photons in sub-wavelength volumes are possible today thanks to modern nanofabrication and optical design techniques. Such structures enable studies of new regimes of light-matter interaction, quantum and nonlinear optics, and new applications in computing, communications, and sensing. While the traditional quantum nanophotonics platform is based on quantum dots inside photonic crystal cavities, recently a lot of progress has been made on systems consisting of color centers in diamond and silicon carbide, which could potentially bring these experiments to room temperature and facilitate scaling to large networks of resonators and emitters. Moreover, the use of inverse nanophotonic design methods, that can efficiently perform physics-guided search through the full parameter space, leads to optical devices with properties superior to state of the art, including smaller footprints, better field localization, and novel functionalities.
Biography: Jelena Vuckovic (PhD Caltech 2002) has been a faculty at Stanford since 2003, where she is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy of Applied Physics, and where she leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab. She has also held visiting positions at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and the Technical University in Munich, Germany. Vuckovic is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Humboldt Prize, the Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and a member of the scientific advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Munich, Germany.
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Marilyn Poplawski