Andrei Faraon

Kavli Nanoscience Institute
California Institute of Technology

Andrei Faraon is a Professor of Applied Physics at Caltech. He received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and a M.S. in Electrical Eng. from Stanford in 2009, and a B.S. in Physics with honors from Caltech in 2004. From 2009-2012 he was a postdoc at Hewlett Packard Laboratories. Dr. Faraon published over 60 articles and filed more than twenty patents. His research is in the fields of nano-photonics and quantum optics. Over his career he studied the interaction between light confined in photonic nano-resonators, and optical quantum emitters in solids. Studied emitters include quantum dots in III-V semiconductors, color centers in diamond, and rare-earth dopants in crystals. Dr. Faraon demonstrated applications in nonlinear optical devices operating at single photon level, single photon sources and optical quantum memories, and flat optics based on dielectric metasurfaces. He is the recipient the 2018 Adolph Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America.