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Marcelo Davanco (Fed)

Marcelo Davanco is a Project Leader in the NIST Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division. His current research interests are in the design, fabrication and characterization of integrated photonic interfaces to single solid-state quantum light emitters, towards applications in quantum information science and technology.

He has co-authored over 60 journal papers and two book chapters, holds two patents, and has made many contributions to a wide range of research topics, such as photonic crystals and metamaterials, heterogeneous integrated photonic devices, integrated nonlinear optics and cavity optomechanics, and on-chip integrated quantum light emitters.

Marcelo has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2006. 

Selected Programs/Projects

  • Efficient nanophotonic interfaces to single quantum emitters
  • Heterogeneous integration for on-chip quantum photonic systems with triggered quantum light sources

Selected Publications

  • EG Melo, W Eshbaugh, EB Flagg, M Davanco Inverse design of a polarization demultiplexer for on-chip path-entangled photon-pair sources based on single quantum dots, Optics Letters 48 4516 (2023)
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  • A. Chanana, H. Larocque, R. Moreira, J. Carolan, B. Guha, E. G. Melo, V. Anant, J. Song, D. Englund, D. J. Blumenthal, K. Srinivasan, M. Davanco, Ultra-low loss quantum photonic circuits integrated with single quantum emitters, Nature Communications 13 7593 (2022)
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  • E. G. Melo, W. Eshbaugh, E. B. Flagg and M. Davanco, Multiobjective Inverse Design of Solid-State Quantum Emitter Single-Photon Sources, ACS Photonics 10  959 (2022)
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  • Oliver Iff, Quirin Buchinger, Magdalena Moczała-Dusanowska, Martin Kamp, Simon Betzold, Marcelo Davanco, Kartik Srinivasan, Sefaattin Tongay, Carlos Antón-Solanas, Sven Hofling, Christian Schneider, Purcell-Enhanced Single Photon Source Based on a Deterministically Placed WSe2 Monolayer Quantum Dot in a Circular Bragg Grating Cavity, Nano letters 21 4715 (2021
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  • Indistinguishable Photons from Deterministically Integrated Single Quantum Dots in Heterogeneous GaAs/Si3N4 Quantum Photonic Circuits, Peter Schnauber, Anshuman Singh, Johannes Schall, Suk In Park, Jin Dong Song, Sven Rodt, Kartik Srinivasan, Stephan Reitzenstein, Marcelo Davanco, Nano Letters 19 7164 (2019) 
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  • Marcelo Davanco, Jin Liu, Luca Sapienza, Chen-Zhao Zhang, José Vinícius De Miranda Cardoso, Varun Verma, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Liu Liu, Kartik Srinivasan, Heterogeneous integration for on-chip quantum photonic circuits with single quantum dot devices, Nature communications 8 889 (2017)
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  • A circular dielectric grating for vertical extraction of single quantum dot emission, M. Davanço, M. T. Rakher, D. Schuh, A. Badolato, and K. Srinivasan, Applied Physics Letters 99, 041102 (2011).
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  • 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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  • Telecommunications-band heralded single photons from a silicon nanophotonic chip, M. Davanço, J. R. Ong, A. B. Shehata, A. Tosi, I. Agha, S. Assefa, F. Xia, W. M. J. Green, S. Mookherjea, and K. Srinivasan, Applied Physics Letters 100, 261104 (2012).
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Patents (2018-Present)

Single Quantum Emitter Single Photon Source And Producing A Single Photon Stream

NIST Inventors
Marcelo Davanco
A single quantum emitter single photon source produces a single photon stream and includes: a single-mode excitation waveguide that receives a pump light, propagates pump light as resonant excitation light, and produces evanescent excitation light; a separation gap between single-mode excitation

Photonic probe for atomic force microscopy

NIST Inventors
Marcelo Davanco and Vladimir Aksyuk
A photonic probe for atomic force microscopy includes: a cantilever including: a tip; a wing in mechanical communication with the tip; an extension interposed between the tip and the wing to synchronously communicate motion of the tip with the wing; an optical resonator disposed proximate to the
Created June 14, 2019, Updated November 13, 2023