Contact InformationHamed Majedi

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37443
Location: E5 4009

Biography Summary

Amir Hamed Majedi is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and cross-appointed to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo. Professor Majedi leads the Integrated Quantum Optoelectronics Lab (IQOL) within the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology.

His main research interests lie within engineering quantum electrodynamics with a focus on superconducting optoelectronics and quantum photonics. His research activities encompass superconducting nanowire single photon detectors, single photon sources based on nanowire quantum dots, superconducting plasmonic detectors and waveguides, superconducting-based quantum dot LEDs for single and entangled photon sources, and graphene photonics.

IQOL pursues theoretical and experimental investigations of quantum and electromagnetic phenomena in superconducting micro-to-nano scale structures to advance optoelectronic, mm-wave/THz and photonic devices and systems. The group aims to develop theoretical foundations, design methodologies, device/system level synthesis, and characterization techniques in order to create superconductive quantum devices for applications that include ultrafast communications and quantum information processing and bio-nanotechnology.

Research Interests

  • Quantum photonics
  • Superconducting optoelectronics
  • Microwave-photonics
  • Superconducting & photonic quantum devices
  • THz photonic devices
  • Systems Electromagnetic band gap structures
  • Nano-electrophotonics
  • Nano-electrodynamics
  • Microwaves & Photonics
  • Nano-electronics
  • Single-Photon Technology
  • Photonics
  • Quantum Information Technology
  • Quantum Electronics
  • Solid-state Quantum Electrodynamics
  • Nanotechnology


  • 2001, Doctorate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1996, Master's, Electromagnetic Waves and Photonic, Amirkabir University of Technology
  • 1994, Bachelor's, Telecommunications, Khaje-Nasir Toosi University of Technology


  • ECE 672 - Optoelectronic Devices
    • Taught in 2016
  • ECE 477 - Photonic Devices and Systems
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • QIC 885 - Quantum Elctrncs and Photonics
    • Taught in 2016, 2017
  • GENE 123 - Elec Circuits & Instrument
    • Taught in 2017
  • ECE 770 - Top in Antenna & Micro Theory
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • ECE 677 - Quantum Elctrncs and Photonics
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ECE 375 - Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
    • Taught in 2017, 2019, 2020
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • S. Thakur, B. Semnani, S. Safavi-Neini, A. H. Majedi, Experimental Characterization of Ultrafast, Tunable and Broadband Optical Kerr Nonlinearity in Graphene, Scientific Reports, 9(10540), 2019
  • B. Semnani, R. Jago, S. Safavi-Neini, A.H.Majedi, E. Malic, P. Tassin, 'Anomalous optical saturation of low-energy Dirac states in graphene and its implication for nonlinear optics, 2D Materials, 6(3), 2019
  • Milad Khoshnegar, Tobias Huber, Ana Predojevi, Dan Dalacu, Maximilian Prilmller, Jean Lapointe, Xiaohua Wu, Philippe Tamarat, Brahim Lounis, Philip Poole, Gregor Weihs, Hamed Majedi, Bright Solid State Source of Photon Triplets, Nature Communications, 10(1038), 2017
  • Jafari-Salim, Amir and Eftekharian, Amin and Majedi, A Hamed and Ansari, Mohammad H, Stimulated quantum phase slips from weak electromagnetic radiations in superconducting nanowires, AIP Advances, 6(3), 2016
  • Atikian, Haig A and Eftekharian, Amin and Salim, A Jafari and Burek, Michael J and Choy, Jennifer T and Majedi, A Hamed and Lončar, Marko, Superconducting nanowire single photon detector on diamond, Applied Physics Letters, 104(12), 2014

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