Amir H. Safavi-Naeini – Integrated Quantum Optical Circuits in Thin Film Lithium Niobate

Amir H. Safavi-Naeini

Stanford University


Amir Safavi-Naeini received a B.ASc. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada (2008) and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology in 2013 (in the lab of Oskar Painter). After a post-doc at ETH Zürich in the group of Andreas Wallraff, he joined the faculty at Stanford in September 2014. Amir Safavi-Naeini has been awarded the Terman (2015, 2018), Hellman (2016), Packard (2017) and Sloan research (2020) fellowships, and the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2019).

He is currently an Associate Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University. He is known for his pioneering works in the fields of quantum cavity optomechanics, coupling light and sound on a chip, as well as for pathbreaking contributions to nano-electromechanical systems including superconducting qubits, and novel approaches in nonlinear optics in integrated photonic circuits.

His lab ( is pushing forward the boundaries of what can be done in the field of hybrid quantum systems, coupling systems of different physical nature to each other and controlling them in the quantum regime. To address the challenges of quantum sensing, quantum communication, and quantum information processing, his group is developing photonic, phononic, and microwave devices.


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