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Jaime Cardenas

  • Associate Professor of Optics
  • Assistant Professor of Physics

PhD in Optical Science and Engineering, University of Alabama Huntsville, 2005

226 Wilmot Hall
(585) 275-7320



Prof. Jaime Cardenas earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in Optical Science and Engineering. His research was in single air interface bends and waveguide microcantilevers. After two years as a process engineer, Jaime joined the Cornell Nanophotonics Group. He joined the faculty of The Institute of Optics as an Assistant Professor in July 2016. He is also an assistant professor of Physics.

Research Overview

Professor Cardenas research focuses on integrated photonics, nanophotonics, and nonlinear photonics. His group tackles high impact challenges using nanostructured devices on a chip. Current research is focused on four main areas: photonic packaging, 2D materials integrated photonics, nonlinear photonics, and on-chip quantum photonics. You can find more information about the Cardenas Lab in the group’s website.

Research Interests

  • nanophotonics, integrated photonics, biophotonics, lasers, nonlinear photonics