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 Han 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.
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
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.