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Selim Shahriar

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1992; S.B. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Physics, MIT, 1986

Research Interests

Dr. Selim Shahriar is the director of the Solid State and Photonics division within ECE.  He leads the Laboratory of Atomic and Photonic Technologies.  His research activities include the following areas:  superluminal ring laser for ultra-high sensitiviity accelerometry and rotation sensing, with applications to inertial navigation, table-top gravitational wave detection, and  measurement of Lense-Thirring rotation as a test of General Relativity;  white light cavities for enhancing the sensitivity of Michelson-interferometry based gravitational wave detectors;   switchable white light cavities for high-speed data buffering ;  quantum computers using trapped atomic ensembles;  ultra-low light level nonlinear optics using nanofibers and atoms for switching and quantum logic;  holographic image processing for ultrafast data base search;  polarimetric laser radar for surveillance and tracking; polarimetric optical coherence tomography for biological imaging and opthalmology; BEC based atomic interferometry for rotation sensing and nano-scale lithography; Rb atomic clock using pulsed coherent populatio trapping.

Selected Publications

Hybrid Optoelectronic Correlator Architecture for Shift Invariant Target Recognition,  Mehjabin S. Monjur, Shih Tseng, Renu Tripathi, John Donoghue,  and M.S. Shahriar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 41-47, (January, 2014).

Constraints on Cosmic Strings from the LIGO-Virgo Gravitational-Wave Detector, J. Aasi et al., Physical Review Letters 112, 131101, pp. 1-10, (April, 2014).

Search for Gravitational Waves Associated with γ-ray Bursts Detected by the Interplanetary Network, J. Aasi et al., Physical Review Letters 113, 011102, pp. 1-10, (July, 2014).

Incorporation of Polar Mellin Transform in a Hybrid Optoelectronic Correlator for Scale and Rotation Invariant Target Recognition, Mehjabin S. Monjur, Shih Tseng, Renu Tripathi, and M.S. Shahriar,  J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 1259-1272 (June 2014)

Optically controlled waveplate at a telecom wavelength using a ladder transition in Rb atoms for all-optical switching and high speed Stokesmetric imaging, S. Krishnamurthy,  Y. Tu, Y. Wang,  S. Tseng, and M.S. Shahriar, to appear in Optics Express (2014)

Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector by using squeezed states of light, J. Aasi et al., Nature Photonics, Vol. 7, pp. 613-619 (Aug, 2013)

Demonstration of white light cavity effect using stimulated Brillouin scattering in a fiber loop, H. N. Yum, J. Scheuer, Senior Member, IEEE, M. Salit, P. R. Hemmer and M. S. Shahriar, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 31 No. 23, 3865-3872 (Dec, 2013)

Trap-door optical buffering using top-flat coupled microring filter: the superluminal cavity approach, J. Scheuer and M. S. Shahriar, Optics Letters Vol. 38, Iss. 18, pp. 3534–3537 (Sept, 2013)

Optically controlled polarizer using a ladder transition for high speed Stokesmetric Imaging and Quantum Zeno Effect based optical logic, K. Subramanian, Y. Wang, S. Tseng, Y. Tu, and M.S. Shahriar, Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24514-24531 (Oct, 2013).

High efficiency optical modulation at a telecom wavelength using the quantum Zeno effect in a ladder transition in Rb atoms, S. Krishnamurthy, Y. Wang, Y. Tu, S. Tseng, and M. S. Shahriar ,Optics Express, 20 13798 (2012).

Connecting processing-capable quantum memories over telecommunication links via quantum frequency conversion, M. S. Shahriar, P. Kumar and P. R. Hemmer, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 45 000000 (2012).

Observation of query pulse length dependent Ramsey interference in rubidium vapor using pulsed Raman excitation, G. S. Pati, F. K. Fatemi, and M.S. Shahriar, Optics Express, 19 22388 (2011).

Ultra-Low Power, Zeno Effect Based Optical Modulation in a Degenerate V-System with a Tapered Nanofiber in Atomic Vapor, K. Salit, M. Salit, K. Subramanian, Y. Wang, P. Kumar, and M.S. Shahriar, Optics Express, 19 22874 (2011).

A long-distance quantum repeater gets one step closer, Selim M. Shahriar, Physics, 4 58 (2011).

Pulse delay via tunable white light cavities using fiber optic resonators, H.N. Yum, X. Liu, Y. Jang, M. Kim, and M.S. Shahriar, Journal Of Lightwave Technology, 29 2698-2705 (2011).

White Light Interferometric Detection of Unpolarized Light for Complete Stokesmetric Optical Coherence Tomography, X. Liu, S. C. Tseng, R. Tripathi, A. Heifetz, and M.S. Shahriar, Optics Communications, 284 3497–3503 (2011).

Distortion free pulse delay system using a pair of tunable white light cavities, H. N. Yum, M. E. Kim, Y. J. Jang, and M. S. Shahriar, Optics Express, 19 6705 (2011).

Pump-probe model for the Kramers-Kronig relations in a laser, H.N. Yum and M. S. Shahriar, J. Opt. 12, 104018 (2010).

Superluminal ring laser for hypersensitive sensing, H.N. Yum, M. Salit, J. Yablon, K. Salit, Y. Wang, and M.S. Shahirar, Optics Express, 18, 17658-17665 (2010).

Enhancement of Sensitivity-Bandwidth Product of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors using White Light Cavities, M. Salit and M.S. Shahriar, J. Opt. 12, 104014(2010).

Effects of Parameter Variations and Noises on a Double-Raman White Light Cavity, Q. Sun, M.S. Shahriar, and M.S. Zubairy, Phy. Rev. A, 81, 033826(2010).

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