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Full name: 
Paul L Voss
Job title: 
Associate Professor
; Demetrius T. Paris Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Optics and Photonics
Email address: 
33 3 87 20 39 40

Dr. Voss received the B.A. degree in Humanities with an emphasis in French Literature from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1994. In 1997, he received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He was awarded the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 2000 and 2003, respectively. After pursuing postdoctoral studies at Northwestern University, he joined the Georgia Tech faculty in January 2006.

His research has involved experimental and theoretical study of optical amplifiers that make use of nonlinear mixing to provide gain. These amplifiers, called fiber parametric amplifiers, can also wavelength convert signals. In addition, they can also serve as sources of entangled photons for quantum key distribution. Dr. Voss has identified theoretically and verified experimentally the fundamental limits on the performance of these devices for optical communications and quantum key distribution. He also developed ultrasensitive detection techniques for photon counting and quantum optical homodyne tomography. His research at Georgia Tech involves the development of novel and improved devices and systems for optical communications and for quantum communications.

In his short career, he has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications and conference presentations and holds 1 patent.

Research interests: 
  • Quantum communications
  • Nonlinear optical devices
  • Ultra-sensitive optical detection
  • NASA Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship, 1999-2002
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member, Optical Society of America
  • Member, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society

X. Li, P. L. Voss, J. E. Sharping, J. Chen, and P. Kumar. 2005. Optical-fiber source of polarization-entangled photons in the 1550 nm telecom band. Physical Review Letters. 94:053601.

X. Li, P. L. Voss, J. Chen, J. E. Sharping, and P. Kumar. 2005. Storage and long-distance distribution of telecom-band polarization entanglement generated in optical fiber. Optics Letters. 30:1201-1203.

P. L. Voss, K. G. Köprülü, S.-K. Choi, S. Dugan, and P. Kumar. 2004. 14MHz photon counting with room temperature InGaAs / InP avalanche photodiodes. Journal of Modern Optics. 51:1369-1379.

P. L. Voss and P. Kumar, 2004. Raman-effect induced noise limits for ?(3) parametric amplifiers and wavelength converters. Journal of Optics B. 6:S762-S770.

P. L. Voss, R. Tang, and P. Kumar. 2003. Experimental measurement of the photon statistics and noise figure of a fiber parametric amplifier. Optics Letters. 28:549-551. Erratum: 29:2815.

M. Fiorentino, P. L. Voss, J. E. Sharping, and P. Kumar. 2002. All fiber photon-pair source for quantum communications. Photonics Technology Letters. 14:983-985.

Last revised February 21, 2017