Marko Loncar, Harvard

Title: Diamond: An Engineer’s Best Friend
Session: 14:10


Diamond possesses remarkable physical and chemical properties, and in many ways is the ultimate engineering material. For example, it is transparent from the ultra-violet to infrared, has a high refractive index, strong optical nonlinearity, and a wide variety of light-emitting defects. In my talk, I will review the advances in nanotechnology that have enabled fabrication of nanoscale optical devices and chip-scale systems in diamond, and will discuss their application in quantum and nonlinear photonics, high power optics, and nanoscale elctro-opto-mechanics. One particularly intriguing application of diamond is in the field of quantum information science and technology. At the heart of these applications are diamond's atomic-scale luminescent defects that possess all the essential elements for quantum technology, including storage, logic, and communication of quantum information. My group's ongoing efforts aimed at realization of scalable solid state platform for quantum information processing based on diamond color centers will be presented.


Marko Lončar is Tiantsai Lin Professor of Electrical Engineering at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He received his Diploma (1997) from University of Belgrade (Republic of Serbia) and his MS (1998) and PhD (2003) degrees from California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA), all in electrical engineering. His recent research interests include optical nanocavities, diamond nanophotonics and quantum optics, nanoscale optomechanics, and cavity-based bio-chemical sensing. Dr. Loncar is recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2009, and Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2010. He is fellow of OSA, and senior member of SPIE and IEEE.

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