Jungsang Kim

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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
Contact Information:


    Micro-electronic mechanical machines
    Sensing and Sensor Systems
    Semiconductor Photonic Devices
    Quantum Information

    Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

    • NSF Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2006
    • President's Gold Award, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, 2000

    Courses Taught:
    • BME 552: Advanced Optics
    • BME 609: Optics and Photonics Seminar Series
    • ECE 392: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • ECE 493: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • ECE 494: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • 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
    • ECE 891: Internship
    • 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)
      • Muralidharan, S; Kim, J; Lütkenhaus, N; Lukin, MD; Jiang, L, Ultrafast and fault-tolerant quantum communication across long distances., Physical Review Letters, vol 112 no. 25 (2014) [10.1103/physrevlett.112.250501] [abs].
      • Marks, DL; Llull, PR; Phillips, Z; Anderson, JG; Feller, SD; Vera, EM; Son, HS; Youn, SH; Kim, J; Gehm, ME; Brady, DJ; Nichols, JM; Judd, KP; Duncan, MD; Waterman, JR; Stack, RA; Johnson, A; Tennill, R; Olson, CC, Characterization of the AWARE 10 two-gigapixel wide-field-of-view visible imager., Applied Optics, vol 53 no. 13 (2014), pp. C54-C63 [10.1364/ao.53.000c54] [abs].
      • Cho, J; Salleh, N; Blanco, C; Yang, S; Lee, CJ; Kim, YW; Kim, J; Liu, J, Novel synthetic methodology for controlling the orientation of zinc oxide nanowires grown on silicon oxide substrates., Nanoscale, vol 6 no. 7 (2014), pp. 3861-3867 [10.1039/c3nr03694d] [abs].
      • Monroe, C; Raussendorf, R; Ruthven, A; Brown, KR; Maunz, P; Duan, L-M; Kim, J, Large-scale modular quantum-computer architecture with atomic memory and photonic interconnects, Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, vol 89 no. 2 (2014) [10.1103/PhysRevA.89.022317] [abs].
      • Youn, SH; Son, HS; Marks, DL; Shaw, JM; McLaughlin, PO; Feller, SD; Brady, DJ; Kim, J, Optical performance test and validation of microcameras in multiscale, gigapixel imagers., Optics Express, vol 22 no. 3 (2014), pp. 3712-3723 [10.1364/oe.22.003712] [abs].