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Prem Kumar

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Physics

AT&T Professor of Information Technology

Director of Center for Photonic Communication and Computing


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech Room M392
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-4128Email Prem Kumar


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Center for Photonic Communication and Computing

Current Research


Center for Photonic Communication and Computing


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Ph.D. Physics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1980

M.Sc. Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1976

B.Sc. Physics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, 1974

Research Interests

Quantum communications and computing; nonlinear and quantum optics; fiberoptic communications; all-optical networks

Selected Publications

  • Kumar, Prem; Oza, Neal N.; Huang, Yu-Ping, “Entanglement-preserving photonic switching: Full cross-bar operation with quantum data streams”, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, (2014)
  • Kumar, Prem; Huang, Yu-Ping; Patel, Monika; Altepeter, Joseph B; Oza, Neal N, “Independent telecom-fiber sources of quantum indistinguishable single photons”, New Journal of Physics, (2014)
  • Kumar, Prem; Huang, Yu-Ping; Kowligy, Abijith S.; Strekalov, Dmitry V., “Optical sum-frequency generation in a whispering-gallery-mode resonator”, New Journal of Physics, (2014)
  • Kumar, Prem; Huang, Yu-Ping; Wang, Ke-Yao; Velev, Vesselin G.; Lee, Kim Fook, “Multichannel photon-pair generation using hydrogenated amorphous silicon waveguides”, Optics Letters, (2014)
  • A. McMillan, Y.-P. Huang, B. Bell, A. Clark, P. Kumar, and J. Rarity, “Single-Photon Generation and Detection: Physics and Applications”, Elsevier/Academic Press, (2013)
  • Kumar, Prem; Annamalai, Muthiah; Stelmakh, Nikolai; Vasilyev, Michael, “Compact representation of the spatial modes of a phase-sensitive image amplifier”, Optics Express, (2013)
  • Huang, Yu-Ping; Kumar, Prem; Oza, Neal N., “Entanglement-preserving photonic switching: Demonstration of full cross-bar operation with 25-GHz capability”, 2013 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OFC/NFOEC 2013, (2013)
  • Kumar, Prem; Alon, Gideon; Lim, Oo-Kaw; Chen, Chao-Hsiang; Annamalai, Muthiah, “Fundamental eigenmode of traveling-wave phase-sensitive optical parametric amplifier: Experimental generation and verification”, Optics Letters, (2013)