Quantum and Nonlinear Optoelectronics Group

Welcome to the homepage of the Quantum and Nonlinear Optoelectronics Group! Led by electrical engineering professor David Burghoff, our mission is to:

  • Use nanoscale engineering to push beyond the limits of conventional electronics and photonics, exploiting quantum phenomena to create devices that interact with the world in extraordinary new ways.

  • Engineer new coherent processes to make devices that utilize the entire electromagnetic spectrum—particularly the extremely challenging terahertz and mid-infrared wavelength regimes.

  • Approach technology development from all levels, not only seeking to perform basic science and using newly-discovered phenomena to create devices, but also using those devices to create systems that seek to address the world’s key challenges.

Recent news

  • Dr. Burghoff was awarded the AFOSR Young Investigator award, which is given to scientists and engineers showing exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research of military interests.
  • Dr. David Benirschke has joined the lab as an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome!


We are currently hiring Ph.D. students and postdocs! Please contact David Burghoff