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Oliver T. Slattery (Fed)


Oliver Slattery has worked as a physicist at NIST since 1998. He holds B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics (Department of Physics and Energy) from the University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Photonics Specialty, Applied Physics Laboratory) from the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.

Upon arriving at NIST, he worked primarily on the NIST Rotating Wheel Braille Display and Tactile Display project and was part of the team that won a 2001 R&D 100 award and 2003 Department of Commerce (DoC) bronze medal for that project. The DoC bronze medal is the highest award NIST offers to its staff. 

From 2001 to 2006, he was involved in the Data Preservation Project in the Digital Media Group, during which time he served as Chair of the DVD Compatibility Committee at the Optical Storage Technology Association and as Chair of the Government Information Preservation Working Group.

In 2006, Dr. Slattery joined NIST's Quantum Communications Project in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL). He is currently involved in single-photon research and development for quantum communication applications. He was part of the team that won a DoC bronze medal in 2015 for the development of single-photon frequency conversion systems. In 2018, Dr. Slattery was appointed leader of the Quantum Communications Project

Slattery CV 2024.


Entangled photon pair generation in an integrated SiC platform

Anouar Rahmouni, Lijun Ma, Ruixuan Wang, Jingwei Li, Xiao Tang, Thomas Gerrits, Qing Li, Oliver T. Slattery
Entanglement plays a vital role in quantum information processing. Owing to its unique material properties, silicon carbide recently emerged as a promising

Metropolitan-scale Entanglement Distribution, with Co-existing Quantum and Classical Signals in a single fiber

Anouar Rahmouni, Paulina Kuo, Ya-Shian Li-Baboud, Ivan Burenkov, Yicheng Shi, Jabir Marakkarakath Vadakkepurayil, Nijil Lal Cheriya Koyyottummal, Dileep Reddy, Mheni Merzouki, Lijun Ma, Abdella Battou, Sergey Polyakov, Oliver T. Slattery, Thomas Gerrits
The development of prototype metropolitan-scale quantum networks is underway and entails transmitting quantum information via single photons through deployed

Single-photon Sources and Detectors Dictionary

Joshua Bienfang, Thomas Gerrits, Paulina Kuo, Alan Migdall, Sergey Polyakov, Oliver T. Slattery
The intention of this dictionary is to define relevant terms and metrics used in the characterization of single-photon detectors and sources with the goal to

Patents (2018-Present)

Experminetal system configuration for Ultra-High Spectral Resolution Spectrometer Based on Electromagnetically-Induced Transparency

Direct Absolute Spectrometer for Direct Absolute Spectrometry

NIST Inventors
Lijun Ma , Xiao Tang and Oliver T. Slattery
A direct absolute spectrometer includes: a first light source; a second light source; an optical combiner that produces dual light; an optical cell that receives the dual light; an electromagnetically induced transparent medium that is optically transparent to single photon light in a presence of
Created October 9, 2019, Updated April 3, 2024