David Fattal

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Principal Scientist
Palo Alto


David is a researcher in the Photonics group at HP Labs, focused on creating the mathematical and physical foundations of technologies that will revolutionize the way humans communicate and interact with their environment. His expertise is in Nanophotonics and Quantum Information science. He holds a PhD in Physics from Stanford University ('05) and a BS in Mathematical Physics from Ecole Polytechnique, France ('01).

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Research interests

  • Multiview 3D Displays - Holography - Project Leia
  • Optical Interconnects: how light will replace electricity for data communication between chips in future generation computers.
  • Theoretical Electromagnetism: resonance phenomena in dielectric and metallic nano-structures.
  • Quantum Information



Most Recent

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Selection of past publications
  • Coherent population trapping with a single spin in diamond, C. Santori, P. Tamarat, P. Neumann, J. Wrachtrup, D. Fattal, R. G. Beausoleil, J. Rabeau, P. Olivero, A. Greentree, S. Prawer, F. Jelezko, P. Hemmer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 247401 (2006).
  • Controlling the Spontaneous Emission Rate of Single Quantum Dots in a 2D Photonic Crystal, D. Englund, D. Fattal, E. Waks, G.S. Solomon, B. Zhang, T. Nakaoka, Y. Arakawa, Y. Yamamoto, J. Vuckovic, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 013904 (2005).
  • Quantum teleportation with a quantum dot single photon source,  D. Fattal, E. Diamanti, K. Inoue and Y. Yamamoto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 037904 (2004).
  • Entanglement formation and violation of Bell's inequality with a semiconductor single photon source,  D. Fattal, K. Inoue, J. Vuckovic, C. Santori, G. S. Solomon, and Y. Yamamoto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 037903 (2004).
  • Indistinguishable photons from a single-photon device, C. Santori, D. Fattal, J. Vuckovic, G. S. Solomon, and Y. Yamamoto, Nature 419, 594, (2002). See also the review of this article by Philippe Grangier: Single photons stick together, Nature 419, 577 (2002).




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