Faculty Directory
Prem Kumar

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Physics

Director of Center for Photonic Communication and Computing

Contact

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

847-491-4128Email Prem Kumar

Website

Prem Kumar's Homepage

Center for Photonic Communication and Computing

Current Research


Centers

Center for Photonic Communication and Computing


Departments

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Affiliations

PhD Program in Applied Physics

Education

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

Expert Areas

  • Quantum communications and quantum information processing/computing
  • Quantum sensing and imaging
  • Fiber-optic communications

 Research

  • Developing advanced photonic devices and systems for communication and computing
  • Increasing technological speeds through optical systems
  • Creating networks and devices that take advantage of quantum mechanics for highly secure information and networking
  • Developing tools for generating, distributing, and ultrafast processing of quantum entanglement
  • Using quantum light for precision measurements, sensing, and imaging

 


Selected Publications

  • Siyuan Shi, Prem Kumar, Kim Fook Lee, “Entanglement Generation in Green Fluorescent Proteins”, 2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018 - Proceedings, (2018)
  • Francois Callewaert, Vesselin Velev, Shizhou Jiang, Alan Varteres Sahakian, Prem Kumar, Koray Aydin, “Inverse-designed stretchable metalens with tunable focal distance”, Applied Physics Letters, (2018)
  • Siyuan Shi, Prem Kumar, Kim Fook Lee, “Entanglement generation in green fluorescent proteins”, CLEO, (2018)
  • Paritosh Manurkar, Nitin Jain, Prem Kumar, Gregory Scott Kanter, “Reshaping of telecom band optical signals using programmable pump pulses”, 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2017 - Proceedings, (2017)
  • Siyuan Shi, Prem Kumar, Kim Fook Lee, “Generation of photonic entanglement in green fluorescent proteins”, Nature Communications, (2017)
  • Kim Fook Lee, Ying Tian, He Yang, Kimmo Mustonen, Amos Martinez, Qing Dai, Esko I. Kauppinen, John Malowicki, Prem Kumar, Zhipei Sun, “Photon-Pair Generation with a 100 nm Thick Carbon Nanotube Film”, Advanced Materials, (2017)
  • Paritosh Manurkar, Nitin Jain, Prem Kumar, Gregory S. Kanter, “Reshaping of telecom band optical signals using programmable pump pulses”, CLEO, (2017)
  • Michael Silver, Paritosh Manurkar, Yu Ping Huang, Carsten Langrock, Martin M. Fejer, Prem Kumar, Gregory S. Kanter, “Spectrally multiplexed upconversion detection with c-band pump and signal wavelengths”, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, (2017)