Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kim received his B.S. degree in Physics in 1992 from Seoul National University (SNU) in Seoul, Korea, graduating with Presidential Honor atop the Natural Science College. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University in 1999. His thesis research was on the topic of "Generation and Detection of Heralded Single Photons." He pioneered the research in this exciting area, crucial for realization of secure quantum communications. He worked on the experimental realization of the "Single Photon Turnstile Device," a solid-state photon source capable of generating single photons on demand. He also characterized and demonstrated the performance limits of the "visible light photon counter," which is capable of high quantum efficiency single-and multi-photon detection.
In 1999, he joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, New Jersey. When moving to Bell Labs, he decided to move to a different field of research. He started working on Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology, and contributed to the team building the world's first large-scale all-optical switch using MEMS technology. He helped commercialize Lucent's LambdaRouter All-Optical Switch, and led a team to develop the world's largest all-optical switch that features more than 1,000 input and output ports.
In 2002, he decided to make another jump in the research area, and started working on a technology that will help dramatically improve the coverage of wireless networks inside buildings. He led a team of researchers at Bell Labs to develop RadioStar technology, which enables cost-effective coverage enhancement of CDMA network into buildings. The innovations that enabled RadioStar technology have the potential to dramatically modify the way base transceiver stations for the wireless communication systems are built.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Professor in the Department of Physics
- Professor in the Department of Computer Science
- Office Location: Fciemas 2519, Durham, NC 27708
- Office Phone: (919) 660-5258
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web Page:
Micro-electronic mechanical machines
Sensing and Sensor Systems
Integrated Nanoscale Systems
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:
- NSF Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2006
- President's Gold Award, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, 2000
- BME 552: Advanced Optics
- BME 609: Optics and Photonics Seminar Series
- ECE 392: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 522: Introduction to Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS)
- ECE 523: Quantum Information Science
- ECE 541: Advanced Optics
- ECE 549: Optics and Photonics Seminar Series
- ECE 573: Optical Communication Systems
- ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
- PHYSICS 549: Optics and Photonics Seminar Series
- PHYSICS 621: Advanced Optics
- PHYSICS 627: Quantum Information Science
- PHYSICS 771: Mini-Course on Current Research in Physics
Representative Publications: (More Publications)
- Mount, E; Baek, S-Y; Blain, M; Stick, D; Gaultney, D; Crain, S; Noek, R; Kim, T; Maunz, P; Kim, J, Single qubit manipulation in a microfabricated surface electrode ion trap, New Journal of Physics, vol 15 (2013) [10.1088/1367-2630/15/9/093018] [abs].
- Kittle, DS; Marks, DL; Son, HS; Kim, J; Brady, DJ, A testbed for wide-field, high-resolution, gigapixel-class cameras., Review of Scientific Instruments, vol 84 no. 5 (2013) [10.1063/1.4804199] [abs].
- Zhu, Y; Kim, J; Gauthier, DJ, Aberration-corrected quantum temporal imaging system, Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, vol 87 no. 4 (2013) [10.1103/PhysRevA.87.043808] [abs].
- Son, HS; Johnson, A; Stack, RA; Shaw, JM; McLaughlin, P; Marks, DL; Brady, DJ; Kim, J, Optomechanical design of multiscale gigapixel digital camera., Applied Optics, vol 52 no. 8 (2013), pp. 1541-1549 [abs].
- Monroe, C; Kim, J, Scaling the Ion Trap Quantum Processor, Science, vol 339 no. 6124 (2013), pp. 1164-1169 [10.1126/science.1231298] [abs].