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Kartik Srinivasan

Adjunct Professor

Kartik Srinivasan portrait

Contact Information



University of Maryland

2102 Atlantic Building

College Park, MD 20742

Office Phone:
(301) 405-8934
PSC B0150



National Institute of Standards and Technology

100 Bureau Drive Stop 6811

Building 216, Rm B157

Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Office Phone:
(301) 975-5938

Additional Info


Kartik is a Fellow of the JQI and the NIST Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Applied Physics from Caltech and worked there as a postdoctoral scholar before moving to NIST in 2007. He joined the JQI in 2019.


Research Areas: 

  • Integrated photonics design/fab/test
  • Integrated quantum photonics
  • Nanoscale electro-optomechanical transducers
  • Nonlinear nanophotonics

Research Groups

Recent Publications

Recent News

  • Red light forms a cone above a glowing point in the center of concentric rings. A square to the right shows a closeup of a dot in the center of red concentric rings.

    Bullseye! New Method Accurately Centers Quantum Dots Within Photonic Chips

    March 22, 2024

    Researchers at JQI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed standards and calibrations for optical microscopes that allow quantum dots to be aligned with the center of a photonic component to within an error of 10 to 20 nanometers (about one-thousandth the thickness of a sheet of paper). Such alignment is critical for chip-scale devices that employ the radiation emitted by quantum dots to store and transmit quantum information.

  • A glowing red ring with a pulse bulging from one side surrounds 4 colorful, interlocked gears.

    Light Synchronization Technique Heralds a Bright New Chapter for Small Atomic Clocks

    December 13, 2023

    Humanity’s desire to measure time more and more accurately has been a driving force in technological development, and improved clocks and the innovations behind them have repeatedly delivered unexpected applications and scientific discoveries. For instance, when sailors needed high precision timekeeping to better navigate the open seas, it motivated the development of mechanical clocks. And in turn, more accurate clocks allowed better measurements in astronomy and physics. Now, clocks are inescapable parts of daily life, but the demands of GPS, space navigation and other applications are still motivating scientists to push timekeeping to new extremes.

  • A green line branches into a blue, a green and a red line inside of a flat ring.

    Do the Bump: NIST Scientists Perfect Miniaturized Technique to Generate Precise Wavelengths of Visible Laser Light

    December 4, 2023