Photonics

Color bands across a field of lightAdvances 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

  • Nathalie de Leon

  • Jason W. Fleischer

  • Claire Gmachl

    • Claire Gmachl
      • Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering
      • Associate Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
      • Head of College, Whitman College
  • Andrew Houck

  • Stephen A. Lyon

  • Paul Prucnal

    • Paul Prucnal
      • Professor of Electrical Engineering
      • Director, Center for Network Security and Access (CNSA)
  • Barry P. Rand

    • Barry P. Rand
      • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
  • Alejandro Rodriguez

    • Alejandro Rodriguez
      • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
      • Director of Education Program MIRTHE+
  • Kaushik Sengupta

    • Kaushik Sengupta
      • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
      • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Jeff Thompson

  • Hakan Türeci

  • Gerard Wysocki

    • Gerard Wysocki
      • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
      • Director of MIRTHE+