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Kartik Srinivasan

Kartik Srinivasan is a Project Leader in the Nanofabrication Research Group in the CNST. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology, where his graduate research was supported by a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship. After receiving his B.S., he worked for one year at XPonent Photonics, a startup company based in Monrovia, CA. Before coming to NIST, he worked at Caltech as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Physics of Information. At the CNST, he leads projects in the field of nanophotonics. Kartik has published over 75 peer-reviewed papers on topics including microcavity lasers, chip-based cavity quantum electrodynamics, near-field optical probing, quantum frequency conversion, integrated cavity optomechanical sensors and signal transducers, quantum dot single-photon sources, and design and nanofabrication of photonic crystal devices. He has been awarded the NIST Sigma Xi Young Scientist Award for 2011, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal.

Nanophotonics Laboratory


Selected Publications

  • Electromagnetically induced transparency and wideband wavelength conversion in silicon nitride microdisk optomechanical resonators, Y. Liu, M. Davanço, V. Aksyuk, and K. Srinivasan, Physical Review Letters 110, 223603 (2013).
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  • Manipulating the color and shape of single photons, M. G. Raymer and K. Srinivasan, Physics Today 65, 32–37 (2012).
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  • Two-photon interference using background-free quantum frequency conversion of single photons emitted by an InAs quantum dot, S. Ates, I. Agha, A. Gulinatti, I. Rech, M. T. Rakher, A. Badolato, and K. Srinivasan, Physical Review Letters 109, 147405 (2012).
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  • Optomechanical transduction of an integrated silicon cantilever probe using a microdisk resonator, K. Srinivasan, H. Miao, M. T. Rakher, M. Davanço, and V. Aksyuk, Nano Letters 11, 791-797 (2011).
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  • Quantum transduction of telecommunications-band single photons from a quantum dot by frequency upconversion, M. T. Rakher, L. Ma, O. Slattery, X. Tang, and K. Srinivasan, Nature Photonics 4, 786-791 (2010).
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  • Linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy of a strongly-coupled microdisk-quantum dot system, K. Srinivasan and O. Painter, Nature 450, 862-865 (2007).

Staff Photo - K. Srinivasan


Project Leader
Nanofabrication Research Group


B.S. Applied Physics - California Institute of Technology

M.S. Applied Physics - California Institute of Technology

Ph.D. Applied Physics - California Institute of Technology


Phone: 301-975-5938
Email: kartik.srinivasan@nist.gov