University of Basel

Dr. Matthew T. Rakher

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I started my physics studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I received a Bachelor's of Science in 2003 (summa cum laude). While there, I was introduced to the field of quantum optics and quantum information in the group of Paul Kwiat, where I pursued an optical implementation of Grover's Search Algorithm. I performed my graduate studies at the University of California Santa Barbara in the group of Dirk Bouwmeester, achieving my Ph.D. in December 2008. At UCSB, my research focused on quantum optical experiments using semiconductor quantum dots embedded in micro- and nanocavities. Upon graduation, I joined the nanophotonics group in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the National Institute for Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland under the supervision of Kartik Srinivasan. There, I performed experiments on the waveform manipulation of triggered single photons from quantum dots, efficient collection of single photons using nanophotonic devices, and cavity optomechanics. I joined the Treutlein group at the University of Basel in January 2011 to work on interfacing ultracold atoms with micro- and nanoscale devices.

Vita

2011-2013Postdoctoral Scholar, group of Prof. P. Treutlein, University of Basel.
2008-2010Postdoctoral Scholar, Nanophotonics Group of K. Srinivasan, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
2003-2008Ph.D. thesis in the group of D. Bouwmeester, University of California Santa Barbara.
1999-2003Bachelor's studies in the group of P. G. Kwiat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A pdf of my full CV can be downloaded here.

Publications

HTML tutorial Simultaneous Wavelength Translation and Amplitude Modulation of Single Photons from a Quantum Dot
Matthew T. Rakher, Lijun Ma, Marcelo Davanco, Oliver Slattery, Xiao Tang, and Kartik Srinivasan
Physical Review Letters 107, 083602 (2011)

HTML tutorial A circular dielectric grating for vertical extraction of single quantum emission
M. Davanco, M.T. Rakher, D. Schuh, A. Badolato, and K. Srinivasan
Applied Physics Letters 99, 041102 (2011)

HTML tutorial Subnanosecond electro-optic modulation of triggered single photons from a quantum dot
Matthew T. Rakher and Kartik Srinivasan
Applied Physics Letters 98, 211103 (2011)

HTML tutorial Temporal correlation of photons following frequency up-conversion
Lijun Ma, Matthew T. Rakher, Martin J. Stevens, Oliver Slattery, Kartik Srinivasan, and Xiao Tang
Optics Express 19, 10501 (2011)

HTML tutorial Optomechanical Transduction of an Integrated Silicon Cantilever Probe Using a Microdisk Resonator
Kartik Srinivasan, Houxum Miao, Matthew T. Rakher, Marcelo Davanco, and Vladimir Akysuk
Nano Letters 11, 791 (2011)

HTML tutorial Fiber-based cryogenic and time-resolved spectroscopy of PbS quantum dots
Matthew T. Rakher, Ranojoy Bose, Chee Wei Wong, and Kartik Srinivasan
Optics Express 19, 1786 (2011)

HTML tutorial Quantum transduction of telecommunications-band single photons from a quantum dot by frequency upconversion
Matthew T. Rakher, Lijun Ma, Oliver Slattery, Xiao Tang, and Kartik Srinivasan
Nature Photonics 4, 786 (2010)

HTML tutorial Spectroscopy of 1.55 µm quantum dots on Si photonic crystal cavities with a fiber taper waveguide
M.T. Rakher, R. Bose, C.W. Wong, and Kartik Srinivasan
Applied Physics Letters 96, 161108 (2010)

HTML tutorial Electrically pumped quantum post vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
Hyochul Kim, Matthew T. Rakher, Dirk Bouwmeester, and Pierre M. Petroff
Applied Physics Letters 94, 131104 (2009)

HTML tutorial Strong coupling through optical positioning of a quantum dot in a photonic crystal cavity
Susanna M. Thon, Matthew T. Rakher, Hyochul Kim, Jan Gudat, William T.M. Irvine, Pierre M. Petroff, and Dirk Bouwmeester
Applied Physics Letters 94, 111115 (2009)

HTML tutorial Externally mode-matched cavity quantum electrodynamics with charge-tunable quantum dots
M.T. Rakher, N.G. Stoltz, L.A. Coldren, P.M. Petroff, and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 102, 097403 (2009)

HTML tutorial Polarization-switchable single photon source using the Stark Effect
M.T. Rakher, N.G. Stoltz, L.A. Coldren, P.M. Petroff, and D. Bouwmeester
Applied Physics Letters 93, 091118 (2008)

HTML tutorial High-frequency single-photon source with polarization control
Stefan Strauf, Nick G. Stoltz, Matthew T. Rakher, Larry A. Coldren, Pierre M. Petroff, and Dirk Bouwmeester
Nature Photonics 1, 704 (2007)

HTML tutorial Evolution of the onset of coherence in a family of photonic crystal nanoloasers
Y.-S. Choi, M.T. Rakher, K. Hennessy, S. Strauf, A. Badolato, P.M. Petroff, D. Bouwmeester, and E.L. Hu
Applied Physics Letters 91, 031108 (2007)

HTML tutorial Self-Tuned Quantum Dot Gain in Photonic Crystal Lasers
S. Strauf, K. Hennessy, M.T. Rakher, Y.-S. Choi, A. Badolato, L.C. Andreani, E.L. Hu, P.M. Petroff, and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 96, 127404 (2006)

HTML tutorial Frequency control of photonic crystal resonators by monolayer deposition
S. Strauf, M.T. Rakher, I. Carmeli, K. Hennessy, C. Meier, A. Badolato, M.J.A. de Dood, P.M. Petroff, E.L. Hu, E.G. Gwinn, and D. Bouwmeester
Applied Physics Letters 88, 043116 (2006)

HTML tutorial Counterfactual quantum computation through quantum interrogation
Onur Hosten, Matthew T. Rakher, Julio T. Barreiro, Nicholas A. Peters, and Paul G. Kwiat
Nature 439, 949 (2006)

HTML tutorial High quality-factor optical microcavities using oxide apertured micropillars
N.G. Stoltz, M. Rakher, S. Strauf, A. Badolato, D.D. Lofgreen, P.M. Petroff, L.A. Coldren, and D. Bouwmeester
Applied Physics Letters 87, 031105 (2005)