Ioana Craiciu

Ioana Craiciu is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Microdevices and Sensor Systems Section at JPL. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Nanotechnology Engineering from the University of Waterloo, followed by a PhD in Applied Physics from Caltech. Her research interests lie at the interface of engineering and physics. In her PhD thesis work, she built quantum memories for light using nanostructured resonators coupled to ensembles of rare earth ions. At JPL, she is part of the superconducting devices group, where she is working on designing, testing and optimizing superconducting nanowire single photon detectors

  • PhD in Applied Physics 2020 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA Thesis: Quantum storage of light using nanophotonic resonators coupled to erbium ion ensembles
  • Bachelor of Applied Science 2014 University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada Nanotechnology Engineering

Research Interests: 

Superconducting detectors, cryogenics, nanophotonics, quantum information, rare earth ions



Professional Experience: 
  • JPL Postdoctoral Scholar (2020 – Present)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Caltech (2014-2020)

Selected Publications: 
  1. Multifunctional on-chip storage at telecommunication wavelength for quantum networks, I. Craiciu, M. Lei, J. Rochman, J. G. Bartholomew, A. Faraon, Optica, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 114-121 (2021)
  2. Nanophotonic quantum storage at telecommunication wavelength, I. Craiciu, M. Lei, J. Rochman, J. M. Kindem, J. G. Bartholomew, E. Miyazono, N. Sinclair, T. Zhong, A. Faraon, Phys. Rev. Appl. Vol. 12, 024062 (2019)
  3. Coupling erbium dopants in yttrium orthosilicate to silicon photonic resonators and waveguides, E. Miyazono, I. Craiciu, A. Arbabi, T. Zhong, A. Faraon, Optics Express, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 2863-2871 (2017)
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