Jelena Vuckovic

Hans Fischer Senior Fellow

Stanford University

Electrical Engineering

Jonathan Finley

Focus Group
Nanophotonics and Quantum Optics

Short CV

Jelena Vuckovic is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University, where she leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab. She received her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2002, and M.Sc. and Diploma in Engineering degrees from Caltech and the University of Nis, Serbia, respectively. Upon graduation from Caltech, she has held the following positions at Stanford University: a postdoctoral scholar (January-August 2002), an acting assistant professor (August-December 2002), an assistant professor (January 2003-August 2008), an associate professor of electrical engineering with tenure (September 2008- January 2013), and a professor of electrical engineering (since February 2013). As a Humboldt Prize recepient (2010), she has been visiting the Institute for Physics at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. She has published more than 140 refereed journal articles that have been cited more than 10000 times, 12 book chapters, 11 patents, and has given more than 180 invited talks (as of October 2013).


2012 Marko V. Jaric Award for outstanding achievements in physics

2010 Humboldt Prize (Humboldt Research Award)

2008 Chambers Faculty Scholar, Stanford University

2008 DARPA Young Faculty Award

2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

2006 Okawa Foundation Research Grant Recipient

2006 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

2003 Frederick E. Terman Fellowship, Stanford University

Research Interests

  • Nanophotonics
  • Quantum Optics
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Cavity QED

Selected Publications

  • Shambat, Gary; Kothapalli, Sri-Rajasekhar; Provine, J; Sarmiento, Tomas; Harris, James; Gambhir, Sanjiv Sam; Vučković, Jelena: Single-Cell Photonic Nanocavity Probes. Nano Letters 13 (11), 2013, 4999-5005 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Lu, Jesse; Vučković, Jelena: Nanophotonic computational design. Opt. Express 21 (11), 2013, 13351 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Englund, Dirk; Majumdar, Arka; Bajcsy, Michal; Faraon, Andrei; Petroff, Pierre; Vučković, Jelena: Ultrafast Photon-Photon Interaction in a Strongly Coupled Quantum Dot-Cavity System. Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (9), 2012 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Shambat, Gary; Ellis, Bryan; Majumdar, Arka; Petykiewicz, Jan; Mayer, Marie A.; Sarmiento, Tomas; Harris, James; Haller, Eugene E.; Vučković, Jelena: Ultrafast direct modulation of a single-mode photonic crystal nanocavity light-emitting diode. Nature Communications 2, 2011, 539 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Rivoire, Kelley; Buckley, Sonia; Vučković, Jelena: Multiply resonant photonic crystal nanocavities for nonlinear frequency conversion. Opt. Express 19 (22), 2011, 22198 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Ellis, Bryan; Mayer, Marie A.; Shambat, Gary; Sarmiento, Tomas; Harris, James; Haller, Eugene E.; Vučković, Jelena: Ultralow-threshold electrically pumped quantum-dot photonic-crystal nanocavity laser. Nature Photonics 5 (5), 2011, 297-300 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Faraon, Andrei; Majumdar, Arka; Kim, Hyochul; Petroff, Pierre; Vučković, Jelena: Fast Electrical Control of a Quantum Dot Strongly Coupled to a Photonic-Crystal Cavity. Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 (4), 2010 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • O'Brien, Jeremy L.; Furusawa, Akira; Vučković, Jelena: Photonic quantum technologies. Nature Photonics 3 (12), 2009, 687-695 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Faraon, Andrei; Fushman, Ilya; Englund, Dirk; Stoltz, Nick; Petroff, Pierre; Vučković, Jelena: Coherent generation of non-classical light on a chip via photon-induced tunnelling and blockade. Nat Phys 4 (11), 2008, 859-863 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Fushman, I.; Englund, D.; Faraon, A.; Stoltz, N.; Petroff, P.; Vuckovic, J.: Controlled Phase Shifts with a Single Quantum Dot. Science 320 (5877), 2008, 769-772 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Englund, Dirk; Faraon, Andrei; Fushman, Ilya; Stoltz, Nick; Petroff, Pierre; Vučković, Jelena: Controlling cavity reflectivity with a single quantum dot. Nature 450 (7171), 2007, 857-861 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Englund, Dirk; Fattal, David; Waks, Edo; Solomon, Glenn; Zhang, Bingyang; Nakaoka, Toshihiro; Arakawa, Yasuhiko; Yamamoto, Yoshihisa; Vučković, Jelena: Controlling the Spontaneous Emission Rate of Single Quantum Dots in a Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystal. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (1), 2005 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )