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Richard Mirin (Fed)

Richard Mirin is the Group Leader of the Quantum Nanophotonics Group. This group works closely with the Faint Photonics Group to combine the best properties of semiconductors and superconductors for photonic quantum information. Notable recent accomplishments from the group include demonstration of integrated semiconductor lasers, surface acoustic wave cavities combined with epitaxial quantum dots, and 98% efficient superconducting single-photon detectors.

Current Research Projects

  • Integrated Photonics & Chip-scale Nonlinear Optics
  • Quantum Transduction with Quantum Dots
  • Single-photon Detectors
  • Quantum Networks

Selected Publications

P. Imany, Z. Wang, R. A. DeCrescent, R. C. Boutelle, C. A. McDonald, T. Autry, P. Berweger Samuel and Kabos, S. W. Nam, R. P. Mirin, and K. L. Silverman, Quantum Phase Modulation with Acoustic Cavities and Quantum Dots, Optica 9, 501 (2022).

S. Khan et al., Superconducting Optoelectronic Single-Photon Synapses, Nat Electron 5, 650 (2022).

E. E. Wollman et al., Recent Advances in Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector for Exoplanet Transit Spectroscopy in the Mid-Infrared, J Astron Telesc Instrum Syst 7, (2021).

L. K. Shalm et al., Device-Independent Randomness Expansion with Entangled Photons, Nat Phys 17, 452+ (2021).

S. L. Todaro, V. B. Verma, K. C. McCormick, D. T. C. Allcock, R. P. Mirin, D. J. Wineland, S. W. Nam, D. Wilson A. C. and Leibfried, and D. H. Slichter, State Readout of a Trapped Ion Qubit Using a Trap-Integrated Photon Detector, Phys Rev Lett 126, (2021).

J. C. Norman, R. P. Mirin, and J. E. Bowers, Quantum Dot Lasers-History and Future Prospects, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A 39, (2021).

V. B. Verma et al., Single-Photon Detection in the Mid-Infrared up to 10 um Wavelength Tungsten Silicide Superconducting Nanowire Detectors, APL Photonics 6, (2021).

E. J. Stanton, J. Chiles, N. Nader, G. Moody, N. Volet, L. Chang, J. E. Bowers, S. W. Nam, and R. P. Mirin, Efficient Second Harmonic Generation in Nanophotonic GaAs-on-Insulator, Opt Express 28, 9521 (2020).

D. Reddy V, R. R. Nerem, S. W. Nam, R. P. Mirin, and V. B. Verma, Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors with 98% System Efficiency at 1550 Nm, Optica 7, 1649 (2020).


Demonstration of Superconducting Optoelectronic Single-Photon Synapses

Saeed Khan, Bryce Primavera, Jeff Chiles, Adam McCaughan, Sonia Buckley, Alexander Tait, Adriana Lita, John Biesecker, Anna Fox, David Olaya, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Jeff Shainline
Superconducting optoelectronic hardware is being explored as a path towards artificial spiking neural networks with unprecedented scales of complexity and
Created July 30, 2019, Updated April 7, 2023