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 Toronto
  • 1996, Master's, Electromagnetic Waves and Photonic, Amirkabir University of Technology
  • 1994, Bachelor's, Telecommunications, Khaje-Nasir Toosi University of Technology


  • ECE 477 - Photonic Devices and Systems
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • ECE 206 - Advanced Calculus 2 for Electrical Engineers
    • Taught in 2014
  • ECE 672 - Optoelectronic Devices
    • Taught in 2016
  • ECE 770 - Special Topics in Antenna and Microwave Theory
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • QIC 885 - Quantum Electronics and Photonics
    • Taught in 2016, 2017
  • ECE 375 - Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
    • Taught in 2014, 2017, 2019
  • GENE 123 - Electrical Circuits and Instrumentation
    • Taught in 2017
  • ECE 677 - Quantum Electronics and Photonics
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Semnani, Behrooz and Majedi, Amir Hamed and Safavi-Naeini, Safieddin, Nonlinear quantum optical properties of graphene, Journal of Optics, 18(3), 2016
  • 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
  • Semnani, Behrooz and Majedi, Amir Hamed and Safavi-Naeini, Safieddin, Nonlinear quantum optical properties of graphene: the role of chirality and symmetry, arXiv preprint arXiv:1502.02203, 2015
  • Majedi, A Hamed and Nakamura, Yasunobu and Oliver, William D and Pagano, Sergio and Foley, Cathy, Introduction to the Issue on Superconducting Quantum Electronics and Photonics, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 21(2), 2015, 1 - 3
  • Salim, A Jafari and Eftekharian, A and Majedi, A Hamed, High quantum efficiency and low dark count rate in multi-layer superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors, Journal of Applied Physics, 115(5), 2014