Selim M. Shahriar
Dr. Selim Shahriar is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, at Northwestern University. He is also the Director of the division of solid state and photonics within EECS. He is a member of the Center for Photonic Communication and Computing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Exploration in Astrophysics. Dr. Shahriar received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1992. His research interests include applications of slow and fast light, quantum computing with trapped atoms, gravitational wave detection, tests of general relativity, holographic and polarimetric image processing, nanophotonics, atomic clocks, atom interferometry, and nanolithography using Bose condensates. He is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and a Fellow of SPIE and OSA. Group URL: http://lapt.eecs.northwestern.edu/
Researchers demonstrate a robust, high-fidelity, broadband quantum memory that could be used to realize a long-distance quantum repeater for secure communication.