Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Applied Physics


Oskar J. Painter

Oskar J. Painter

John G Braun Professor of Applied Physics and Physics

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of British Columbia, 1994; M.S., Caltech, 1995; Ph.D., 2001. Visiting Associate, Caltech, 2001-02; Assistant Professor, 2002-08; Associate Professor, 2008-10; Professor, 2010-13; Braun Professor, 2013-; Executive Officer, 2010-13, 2019; Co-Director, Kavli Nanoscience Institute, 2011-13, 2015-19.


Research Group Matters
Christy Jenstad
129 Keck Laboratory
(626) 395-2132

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Research Overview

Professor Oskar Painter's research interests are in nanophotonics, quantum optics, and optomechanics for applications in precision measurement and quantum information science.

List of Research Areas

nanophotonics, quantum optics, superconducting quantum circuits, quantum information science

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