Alexander L. Gaeta

David M. Rickey Professor of Applied Physics and of Materials Science and Professor of Electrical Engineering

Applied Physics
Office: 906 CEPSR
Mail: 200 S.W. Mudd, Mail Code: 4701
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 1-212-854-6564

Research Interests

Quantum and nonlinear photonics


B. S. (1983), M. S. (1985), and Ph. D (1991). in Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America
  • College of Engineering Teaching Award, 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2007
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, 1995
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1993

Selected Publications

C. Joshi, A. Farsi, S. Clemmen, S. Ramelow, and A. L. Gaeta, “Frequency multiplexing for quasi-deterministic heralded single-photon sources,” Nature Comm. 9, 847 (2018).

M. Yu, J. K. Jang, Y. Okawachi, A. G. Griffith, K. Luke, S. A. Miller, X. Ji, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Breather soliton dynamics in microresonators,” Nature Comm., 8, 14569 (2017).

S. Clemmen, A. Farsi, S. Ramelow, and A. L. Gaeta, “Ramsey interference with single photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 223601 (2016).

Y. Okawachi, M. Yu, K. Luke, D. O. Carvalho, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Quantum random number generator using a microresonator-based Kerr oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 41, 4194 (2016).

 M. Yu, Y. Okawachi, A. G. Griffith, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Modelocked mid-infrared frequency combs in a silicon microresonator,” Optica 3, 854 (2016).

 V. Venkataraman, K. Saha, and A. L. Gaeta, “Phase modulation at the few-photon level for weak-nonlinearity-based quantum computing,” Nature Phot. 7, 138 (2013).

 M. Fridman, A. Farsi, Y. Okawachi, and A. L. Gaeta, “Demonstration of temporal cloaking,” Nature 481, 62 (2012).


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