- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Ph.D. Physics, Stanford University, 2013
- Assistant Professor, UIUC, 2018-
- Senior Research Scientist, Caltech, 2016-2017
- Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech, 2013-2016
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We study light manipulation and light-matter interaction at micro- and nano-scales, through physics exploration and nano-fabrication, for synthesizing emergent optical states and making new photonic devices. Our research seeks new insights in photonics to address emerging technology challenges from manipulation of single photons to large-scale integration.
Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities
Our group has an opening for postdoctoral researcher with background in photonics at large, and ideally but not required with micro- and nano-fabrication experiences. Please contact Prof. Fang (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Graduate Research Opportunities
We welcome highly motivated students to join our group. Our research intersects with several fields of science and engineering including nanophotonics, NEMS, and quantum optics, and offers rich opportunities for graduate researchers to be trained in device physics, fabrication, and testing. Incoming or interested students should contact Prof. Fang (email@example.com) with a complete CV, accompanied by a short paragraph highlighting relevant practical experience and coursework.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
We welcome undergraduate students interested in photonics to gain research experience in our group. Students should have preliminary course study in electromagnetism, photonics, etc.
- Quantum photonics
Selected Articles in Journals
- K. Fang and Y. Wang, “Anomalous quantum Hall effect of light in Bloch-wave modulated photonic crystals”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 233904 (2019).
- M. Zhao and K. Fang, “Mechanical bound states in the continuum for macroscopic optomechanics”, Opt. Express 27, 10138-10151 (2019).
- K. Fang, J. Luo, A. Metelmann, M. H. Matheny, F. Marquardt, A. A. Clerk, and O. Painter, “Generalized nonreciprocity in an optomechanical circuit via synthetic magnetism and reservoir engineering”, Nature Physics 13, 465–471 (2017).
- K. Fang, M. H. Matheny, X. Luan, and O. Painter, “Optical transduction and routing of microwave phonons in cavity-optomechanical circuits”, Nature Photonics 10, 489-496 (2016).
- K. Fang, Z. Yu, and S. Fan, “Realizing effective magnetic field for photons by controlling the phase of dynamic modulation”, Nature Photonics 6, 782-787 (2012).
- K. Fang, Z. Yu, and S. Fan, “Photonic Aharonov-Bohm effect based on dynamic modulation", Physical Review Letters 108 153901 (2012).
- K. Fang and S. Fan, "Controlling the flow of light using inhomogeneous effective gauge field that emerges from dynamic modulation", Physical Review Letters 111, 203901 (2013).
- K. Fang, V. M. Acosta, C. Santori, Z. Huang, K. M. Itoh, H. Watanabi, S. Shikata, and R. G. Beausoleil, "High-sensitivity magnetometry based on quantum beats in diamond nitrogen-vacancy centers", Physical Review Letters 110, 130802 (2013).
- NSF CAREER (2020)
- ECE 110 - Introduction to Electronics
- ECE 487 - Intro Quantum Electr for EEs
- ECE 498 - Quantum Optics & Devices
- ECE 598 - Quantum Optics & Devices