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

    • Our paper on FM combs was published in Optica.
    • Dr. Burghoff gave a tutorial on QCL-based frequency combs at IQCLSW, which can be viewed here.
    • We are excited to be joining a multi-disciplinary team developing new detectors for NASA solar research, which you can read about here.
    • Levi Humbard has joined the lab. Welcome!
    • Dr. Burghoff was awarded the AFOSR Young Investigator Program award, which is given to scientists and engineers showing exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research of military interests.


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