01/03/2023 Our paper Microwave-to-optical transduction with erbium ions coupled to planar photonic and superconducting resonators, is published in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Jake et al.!
10/03/2022 Our paper Nano-electromechanical spatial light modulator enabled by asymmetric resonant dielectric metasurfaces, is published in Nature Communications. Congrats to Han et al.!
02/16/2022 Our paper on V nuclear spin memories for Yb qubits is published in Nature: Nuclear spin-wave quantum register for a solid-state qubit . Congrats to Andrei Ruskuc et al.! See highlights in Nature Physics News and Views. Thank you Claire Le Gall!
01/20/2022 Congratulations to Jake for his successful thesis defense!
08/03/2021 Congratulations to Conner for his successful thesis defense!
04/26/2021 Congratulations to Han for his successful thesis defense!
06/05/2020 Congratulations to Sadegh for his successful thesis defense!
05/19/2020 Congratulations to Ioana for her successful thesis defense!
05/12/2020 Congratulations to Sadegh for winning the SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship!
03/27/2020 Our paper on single Yb ion qubits is published in Nature!: Control and single-shot readout of an ion embedded in a nanophotonic cavity . Congrats to Dr. Jon Kindem et al.! This is a new and very promising platform for future optical quantum networks. See highlights in Nature Physics News and Views. Thank you Roman Kolesov & Jörg Wrachtrup! Also, check out Caltech News.
03/27/2020 Check out our new paper on inverse designed volumetric metastructures: Multifunctional volumetric meta-optics for color and polarization image sensors
03/26/2020 Check out the new videos about our research that have been posted!
10/28/2019 Congratulations to Han for his publication in Nature Photonics! Check out his paper here: Single-shot quantitative phase gradient microscopy using a system of multifunctional metasurfaces
06/15/2019 Congratulations to Mahsa for winning The 2019 Demetriades - Tsafka - Kokkalis Prize for Nanotechnology or Related Fields!
06/15/2019 Congratulations to Yan Qi Huan for winning the D.S. Kothari Prize in Physics given each year to a graduating senior in physics who has produced an outstanding research project during the past year!
05/03/2019 Congratulations to Mahsa for her successful thesis defense!
04/11/2019 Congratulations to Ehsan for his successful thesis defense!
03/14/2019 Congratulations to Jon for his successful thesis defense!
01/29/2018 Andrei is the 2018 recipient of the Adolph Lomb Medal from the Optical Society of America. Established in 1940, the medal is presented to a person who has made a noteworthy contribution to optics at an early career stage. Andrei is being recognized “for seminal contributions to on-chip quantum photonic technologies.”
01/17/2018 Andrei gives the Watson Lecture at Caltech about our group's work on metasurfaces.
01/15/2018 Our paper Wavefront shaping with disorder-engineered metasurfaces, is published in Nature Photonics.
12/14/2017 Our paper Angle-Multiplexed Metasurfaces: Encoding Independent Wavefronts in a Single Metasurface under Different Illumination Angles, is published in Physical Review X See highlights in Caltech News , APS Physics
08/31/2017 Our paper Nanophotonic rare-earth quantum memory with optically controlled retrieval is published in Science. See highlights in IEEE Spectrum , Physics Word , Phys.org , WIRED UK , Science News, Vice , Caltech News , Nature Research Highlights
08/17/2017 Congratulations to Yu for his successful thesis defense!
06/19/2017 Our paper Planar metasurface retroreflector, is published in Nature Photonics
06/07/2017 Our paper Controlling the sign of chromatic dispersion in diffractive optics with dielectric metasurfaces , is published in Optica
04/13/2017 Our paper Visible Wavelength Color Filters Using Dielectric Subwavelength Gratings for Backside-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor Technologies , is published in Nano Letters
04/05/2017 Congratulations to Evan on his successful thesis defense.
03/06/2017 Our paper Fundamental limits of ultrathin metasurfaces , is published in Scientific Reports
02/07/2017 Our paper Coupling erbium dopants in yttrium orthosilicate to silicon photonic resonators and waveguides , is published in Optics Express
01/25/2017 Our paper Controlling the sign of chromatic dispersion in diffractive optics, is posted on ArXiv
01/16/2017 Our paper Interfacing broadband photonic qubits to on-chip cavity-protected rare-earth ensembles , is published in Nature Communications
11/28/2016 Our paper Miniature optical planar camera based on a wide-angle metasurface doublet corrected for monochromatic aberrations , is published in Nature Communications
11/03/2016 Our paper Highly tunable elastic dielectric metasurface lenses , is published in Laser & Photonics Reviews
10/11/2016 Andrei gave Flat Optics seminar at UW.
10/02/2016 Congratulations to Mahsa for the 2nd prize in IPC Best Student Paper Award.
09/06/2016 Our paper Multiwavelength metasurfaces through spatial multiplexing , is published in Scientific Reports
08/03/2016 Our paper High efficiency double-wavelength dielectric metasurface lenses with dichroic birefringent meta-atoms , is published in Optics Express
07/11/2016 Our paper Engineering and mapping nanocavity emission via precision placement of DNA origami , is published in Nature
06/20/2016 Our paper Multiwavelength polarization-insensitive lenses based on dielectric metasurfaces with meta-molecules , is published in Optica
05/19/2016 Our paper Wide bandwidth and high resolution planar filter array based on DBR-metasurface-DBR structures, is published in Optics Express
05/19/2016 Our paper Decoupling optical function and geometrical form using conformal flexible dielectric metasurfaces, is published in Nature Communications
05/16/2016 Our paper Removing orientation-induced localization biases in single-molecule microscopy using a broadband metasurface mask, is published in Nature Photonics
05/13/2016 Our paper Flat free-space optical elements based on dielectric metasurfaces, is published in SPIE Newsroom
04/23/2016 Our paper Orbital Angular Momentum-based Space Division Multiplexing for High-capacity Underwater Optical Communications, is posted on ArXiv
04/13/2016 Our paper Highly tunable elastic dielectric metasurface lenses, is posted on ArXiv
04/11/2016 Our paper Wide bandwidth and high resolution planar filter array based on DBR-metasurface-DBR structures, is posted on ArXiv
04/01/2016 Our paper On-chip storage of broadband photonic qubits in a cavity-protected rare-earth ensemble, is posted on ArXiv
03/03/2016 Andrei receives the 2016 ONR Young Investigator Award
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 Phys.org , 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, phys.org
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 graduate students and postdocs. Interested applicants should contact Prof. Faraon.