01/24/2016 Our paper Multiwavelength polarization insensitive lenses based on dielectric metasurfaces with meta-molecules , is posted on ArXiv

01/07/2016 Our paper Coupling of erbium dopants to yttrium orthosilicate photonic crystal cavities for on-chip optical quantum memories , is published in Applied Physics Letters

01/07/2016 Our paper High quality factor nanophotonic resonators in bulk rare-earth doped crystals , is published in Optics Express

11/25/2015 Our paper Efficient Dielectric Metasurface Collimating Lenses for Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers , is published in Optics Express

11/16/2015 Our paper on conformal dielectric metasurfaces is posted on ArXiv

11/07/2015 Our paper on high transmission filters based on double high contrast gratings is published in Optics Express

09/21/2015 Our work on flat lenses is featured on BBC Click

09/14/2015 Our paper on quantum light-matter intefaces based on rare-earth doped crystals is published in Nature Communications

08/31/2015 Our paper on dielectric metasurfaces with complete phase and polarizaiton control is published in Nature Nanotechnology . Prof. Rashid Zia from Brown also wrote a nice News and Views article. Other links to this story: Caltech News , IEEE Spectrum

07/06/2015 Our paper Nanophotonic coherent light-matter interfaces based on rare-earth-doped crystals is posted on Arxiv

05/07/2015 Amir's paper on flat lenses in published in Nature Communications

05/06/2015 Amir and Tian and Yu will give CLEO 2015

02/03/2015 Andrei receives the NSF CAREER award.

01/20/2015 Andrei receives the AFOSR Young Investigator Award.

12/17/2014 Andrei gives the Watson Lecture about our research on Controlling light on a chip at the single photon level. The lecture is available on ITunesU

11/11/2014 Our paper Fundamental Limits of Ultrathin Metasurfaces is posted on Arxiv

11/07/2014 Our paper Complete Control of Polarization and Phase of Light with High Efficiency and Sub-wavelength Spatial Resolution is posted on Arxiv

10/30/2014 Our paper Subwavelength-thick Lenses with High Numerical Apertures and Large Efficiency Based on High Contrast Transmitarrays is posted on Arxiv

10/24/2014 Amir, Andrei, Evan, Eran, Mahmood, Tian and Yu will give nine talks at Photonics West about the work in our group.

10/23/2014 Andrei participates as a panelist at the Samsung Future Tech Forum.

10/22/2014 Andrei gave an invited talk at Frontiers in Optics (Tucson, AZ, 2014) on our work on quantum photonic devices based on rare-earth doped crystals. Thank you Josh Hendrickson for the invitation!

09/30/2014 Faraon Group welcomes new students: Ehsan Arbabi (EE G1), Ioana Craiciu (APh G1), Mahsa Kamali (EE G1), Matt Orr (APh G1), Chuting Wang (APh G1)

07/04/2014 Andrei gave an invited talk at CIPRIS summer school of ”Rare earth information processing”, Lund, 2014. Thank you Steffan Kroll for the invitation

6/24/2014: LMI-EFRC is awarded $15M renewal from DOE to expand scientific frontiers of solar energy conversion! The Faraon group is excited to be part of this center.

5/15/2014 Faraon group will be involved in a MURI collaboration in quantum engineering

03/29/2013 Amir, Evan, Tian and Yu will give five talks at CLEO 2014

03/29/2013 Andrei will give a talk at ICL 2014

12/23/2013 Evan writes a Quantum Frontiers Blog Post about his recent oureach to Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington New Mexico

12/02/2013 Amir gives the KNI/MDL seminar

11/07/2013 Congratulations to Evan for passing his candidacy Exam!

10/02/2013 Mengshuen Chua joins the group

10/02/2013 Jonathan Kindem (G1 APh) joins the group

08/01/2013 Dr.Amir Arbabi and Dr.Tian Zhong join the group

08/01/2013 Dr.Amir Arbabi and Dr.Tian Zhong join the group

07/14/2013 Yu Shi joins the group as a high school intern during the summer

06/18/2013 Alex Hartz and Alex Ball join the group as SURF students

04/04/2013 Yu Horie joins the group

03/29/2013 Aaron Pearlman wins the NSF fellowship. Congratulations!

Check out the review article co-authored by Andrei in the MRS Bulletin Quantum photonic networks in diamond

Our article published in New Journal of Physics is featured on many websites including Caltech News, physicsworld,

11/13/2012 Andrei is featured on the Caltech website

10/08/2012 Aaron Pearlman joins the group

9/25/2012 Evan Miyazono joins the group


Positions available for postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates interested in nano-photonics, quantum optics, bio-photonics. Email your CV and interests to faraon at