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Kartik Srinivasan (Fed)

Kartik Srinivasan is a Project Leader and NIST Fellow in the Photonics and Optomechanics Group in the Physical Measurement Laboratory, a Fellow of the NIST/University of Maryland Joint Quantum Institute, and an Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland. 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. Kartik has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers on topics including integrated quantum photonics, nonlinear nanophotonics such as microresonator frequency combs, quantum frequency conversion, nanoscale electro-optomechanical transducers, and photonic crystals. He has been awarded the NIST Sigma Xi Young Scientist Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Department of Commerce Bronze and Gold Medals, and the NIST Samuel Wesley Stratton Award. He is a Fellow of Optica (formerly OSA) and a Deputy Editor of Optica Quantum. 

His laboratory’s website provides more details on his latest research activities in integrated quantum photonics, nonlinear nanophotonics, and nanoscale electro-optomechanical transducers.

Selected Publications

  • Kerr-induced synchronization of a cavity soliton to an optical reference, G. Moille, J. Stone, M. Chojnacky, R. Shrestha, U.A. Javid, C. Menyuk, and K. Srinivasan, Nature, 624, 267-274 (2023)
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  • Wavelength-accurate nonlinear conversion through wavenumber selectivity in photonic crystal resonators, J.R. Stone, X. Lu, G. Moille, D. Westly, T. Rahman, and K. Srinivasan, Nature Photonics, 18(2), 192-199 (2023)
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  • Efficient chip-based optical parametric oscillators from 590 nm to 1150 nm, J.R. Stone, X. Lu, G. Moille, and K. Srinivasan, APL Photonics, 7(12), 121301 (2022).
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  • High-Q slow light and its localization in a photonic crystal ring, X. Lu, A. McClung, and K. Srinivasan, Nature Photonics 16, 66-71 (2022).
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  • Ultra-broadband Kerr microcomb through soliton spectral translation, G. Moille, E.F. Perez, J.R. Stone, A. Rao, X. Lu, T.S. Rahman, Y.K. Chembo, and K. Srinivasan, Nature Communications 12: 7275 (2021)
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  • Quantum frequency conversion of a quantum dot single-photon source on a nanophotonic chip, A. Singh, Q. Li, S. Liu, Y. Yu, X. Lu, C. Schneider, S. Hofling, J. Lawall, V. Verma, R. Mirin, S.W. Nam, J. Liu, and K. Srinivasan
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  • Chip-integrated visible-telecom entangled photon pair source for quantum communication, X. Lu, Q. Li, D.A. Westly, G. Moille, A. Singh, V. Anant, and K. Srinivasan, Nature Physics 15, 373-381 (2019)
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  • Heterogeneous integration for on-chip quantum photonic circuits with single quantum dot devices, M. Davanco, J. Liu, L. Sapienza, C.-Z. Chang, J. Cardoso, V.B. Verma, R.P. Mirin, S.W. Nam, L. Liu, and K. Srinivasan, Nature Communications 8:889 (2017)
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  • Optomechanical quantum correlations at room temperature, T.P. Purdy, K.E. Grutter, K. Srinivasan, and J. Taylor, Science356, 1265-1268 (2017).
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  • Stably accessing octave-spanning microresonator frequency combs in the soliton regime, Q. Li, T.C. Briles, D.A. Westly, T.E. Drake, J.R. Stone, B.R. Ilic, S.A. Diddams, S.B. Papp, and K. Srinivasan, Optica4(2), 193-203 (2017).
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  • Efficient and low-noise single-photon-level frequency conversion interfaces using silicon nanophotonics, Q. Li, M. Davanço, and K. Srinivasan, Nature Photonics 10, 406–414 (2016).
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  • Coherent coupling between radiofrequency, optical and acoustic waves in piezo-optomechanical circuits, K. C. Balram, M. I. Davanço, J. D. Song, and K. Srinivasan, Nature Photonics 10, 346–352 (2016).
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Low-power, agile electro-optic frequency comb spectrometer for integrated sensors

Kyunghun Han, David Long, Sean Bresler, Junyeob Song, Yiliang Bao, Benjamin Reschovsky, Kartik Srinivasan, Jason J. Gorman, Vladimir Aksyuk, Thomas W. LeBrun
Sensing platforms based upon photonic integrated circuits have shown considerable promise; however, they require corresponding advancements in integrated

Patents (2018-Present)

Barcoded End Facet Printed Photonic Chip And Barcode-Guided Direct Laser Writing

NIST Inventors
Kartik Srinivasan and Edgar Perez
A barcoded end facet printed photonic chip includes: an optically transparent direct laser writing substrate including a transverse waveguide writing surface to receive a direct write laser light for off-axis direct write laser printing and a facet surface to receive the direct write laser light for

Method And Process For Tantala Integrated Nonlinear Photonics

NIST Inventors
Scott Papp , David Carlson and Kartik Srinivasan
Integrated photonics that enable nonlinear optical processes are important for numerous applications, including precision metrology; microresonator frequency comb generation; optical signal generation and processing; sensing, positioning, and navigation; and generation and manipulation of quantum
The figure shows a microfabricated optical probe with the following components: 110 - optical loop, 111 – structured region of 110, 114 – optical waveguide, 116 – first arm of optical  waveguide, 120 – substrate, 122 – optical cladding layer, 124 – first single mode optical fiber, 126 – primary light, and 128 – output light.

Microfabricated Optical Probe

NIST Inventors
Vladimir Aksyuk and Kartik Srinivasan
Integrated photonics research and manufacturing requires a probe for in-line nondestructive optical testing of devices. Current optical probes require dedicated and large coupling areas in the photonic circuit, cannot provide sufficient control over the degree, location and direction of optical
Created July 30, 2019, Updated February 9, 2024