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Imad Agha

Imad Agha is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group.  He received a B.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University.  His doctoral research focused on characterizing parametric nonlinear optical interactions in high-Q microresonators.   Prior to joining the CNST, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, where he built systems for creating squeezed and entangled states of light generated by atomic vapors and nonlinear crystals.  Imad is working with Kartik Srinivasan developing nanophotonic devices for single photon generation, wavelength conversion, and waveform shaping.  


Selected Publications:
  • Time-resolved detection of relative-intensity squeezed nanosecond pulses in an 87 Rb vapor, I. H. Agha, C. Giarmatzi, Q. Glorieux, T. Coudreau, P. Grangier, and G. Messin, New Journal of Physics 13, 043030 (2011).
  • Theoretical and experimental investigation of broadband cascaded four-wave mixing in high-Q microspheres, I. H. Agha, Y. Okawachi, and A. L. Gaeta, Optics Express 17, 16209-16215 (2009).
  • Four-wave-mixing parametric oscillations in dispersion-compensated high-Q silica microspheres, I. H. Agha, Y. Okawachi, M. A. Foster, J. E. Sharping, and A. L. Gaeta, Physical Review A 76, 043837 (2007).
Staff Photo - I. Agha


CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Nanofabrication Research Group


B.E. Electrical and Computer Engineering - American University of Beirut, Lebanon

M.Sc. Applied Physics - Cornell University

Ph.D. Applied Physics - Cornell University


Phone: 301-975-3847