Photonics

Photonics

 

Color bands across a field of light

Advances in nano-fabrication and new materials continue to enable novel ways of controlling the creation, propagation and trapping of light in wavelength-scale structures. We engage in cutting-edge research on a broad range of exciting and innovative areas at the frontier of photonics and quantum optics, focusing on both fundamental physics and the practical applications of these concepts to technology.

At Princeton, we have ongoing efforts from discovering novel ways of performing high-speed optical signal and image processing to designing high-efficiency optical devices such as efficient light-emitting diodes, nonlinear frequency converters, photonic crystals, solar absorbers, compact coherent light sources, single-photon sources, and quantum simulators. We also explore fundamental aspects of light-matter interactions including Casimir forces, quantum many-body physics with coupled light-matter systems, and dynamics and control of quantum emitters.

Faculty

Stephen Chou
Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering
Nathalie de Leon
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jason W. Fleischer
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tian-Ming Fu
Visiting Research Scholar
Claire Gmachl
Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering
Associate Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Interim Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Sarang Gopalakrishnan
Visiting Research Scholar
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Andrew Houck
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stephen A. Lyon
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Paul Prucnal
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Center for Network Security and Access (CNSA)
Barry P. Rand
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Alejandro Rodriguez
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director of Education Program MIRTHE+
Kaushik Sengupta
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jeff Thompson
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hakan Türeci
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gerard Wysocki
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director of MIRTHE+
Saien Xie
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Princeton Institute of Materials