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Ryan Camacho

Ryan Camacho

Phone (505) 845-0540


  • CINT
  • Fabrication
  • Characterization


Integrated Quantum Photonics and Optomechanics, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies NPON Thrust


Ph.D., Physics, University of Rochester, 2008

B.S., Physics, Brigham Young University, 2003


Professional Appointments

Principle Member of the Technical Staff, Physical, Chemical, and Nano Sciences Center, , Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, 2014 – Present

Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Microsystems Science and Technology Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, 2010 – 2014


Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society
  • Optical Society of America
  • IEEE
  • SPIE


  • 2016 R&D 100 Award for Quantum Mechanical Transmitter/Receiver Video Description:
  • 2007 Best Presentation Award, OSA Annual Meeting Optical Society of America
  • Work featured in Washington Post, International Business Times, Nasa Tech Briefs, MSN, Motherboard, Daily Mail, and many other popular media outlets


Mohan Sarovar, Daniel BS Soh, Jonathan Cox, Constantin Brif, Christopher T Derose, Ryan Camacho, Paul Davids, “Silicon nanophotonics for scalable quantum coherent feedback networks", EPJ Quantum Technology 3, 14 (2016).   A Sipahigil, RE Evans, DD Sukachev, MJ Burek, J Borregaard, MK Bhaskar, CT Nguyen, JL Pacheco, HA Atikian, C Meuwly, RM Camacho, F Jelezko, E Bielejec, H Park, M Loncar, MD Lukin, “An integrated diamond nanophotonics platform for quantum optical networks", Science First Release, Oct 16 (2016).   Daniel BS Soh, Constantin Brif, Patrick J Coles, Norbert Lutkenhaus, Ryan M Camacho, Junji Urayama, Mohan Sarovar, “Self-referenced continuous-variable quantum key distribution protocol", Physical Review X 5, 4 (2015).   Scott M Hendrickson, Amy C Foster, Ryan M Camacho, B David Clader, “Integrated nonlinear photonics: emerging applications and ongoing challenges [Invited]", JOSA B 31, 12 (2014). BD Clader, SM Hendrickson, RM Camacho, BC Jacobs, “All-optical microdisk switch using EIT", Optics Express 21, 5 (2013).   SM Hendrickson, CN Weiler, RM Camacho, PT Rakich, AI Young, MJ Shaw, TB Pittman, JD Franson, BC Jacobs, “All-optical-switching demonstration using two-photon absorption and the Zeno e ect", Physical Review A 87, 2 (2013). Ryan M Camacho, “Entangled photon generation using four-wave mixing in azimuthally symmetric microresonators", Optics Express 20, 21977 (2012).   Peter T Rakich, Charles Reinke, Ryan Camacho, Paul Davids, Zheng Wang, “Giant enhancement of stimulated Brillouin scattering in the subwavelength limit", Physical Review X 2, 011008 (2012).   Praveen K Vudyasetu, Ryan M Camacho, John C Howell, “Rapidly recon gurable slow-light system based on o -resonant Raman absorption", Physical Review A 5, 053807 (2010).   Qiang Lin, Jessie Rosenberg, Darrick Chang, Ryan Camacho, Matt Eichen eld, Kerry J Vahala, Oskar Painter, “Coherent mixing of mechanical excitations in nano-optomechanical structures", Nature Photonics 4, 236 (2010).   Matt Eicheneld, Jasper Chan, Ryan M Camacho, Kerry J Vahala, Oskar Painter, “Optomechanical crystals", Nature 462, 78 (2009).   Ryan M Camacho, Jasper Chan, Matt Eichen eld, Oskar Painter, “Characterization of radiation pressure and thermal e ects in a nanoscale optomechanical cavity", Optics Express 17, 15726 (2009). M Eichen eld, R Camacho, J Chan, KJ Vahala, O Painter, “A picogram-and nanometre-scale photoniccrystal optomechanical cavity", Nature 459, 7246 (2009).   J Chan, M Eichen eld, R Camacho, O Painter, “Optical and mechanical design of a \zipper" photonic crystal optomechanical cavity", Optics Express 17, 3802 (2009).   RM Camacho, PK Vudyasetu, JC Howell, “Four-wave-mixing stopped light in hot atomic rubidium vapour", Nature Photonics 3, 103 (2009).   RM Camacho, PB Dixon, RT Glasser, AN Jordan, JC Howell, “Realization of an all-optical zero to cross-phase modulation jump", Physical Review Letters 102, 013902 (2009).   CJ Broadbent, RM Camacho, R Xin, JC Howell, “Preservation of energy-time entanglement in a slow light medium", Physical Review Letters 100, 133602 (2008).   PK Vudyasetu, RM Camacho, JC Howell, “Storage and retrieval of multimode transverse images in hot atomic rubidium vapor", Physical Review Letters 100, 123903 (2008).   Z Shi, RWBoyd, RM Camacho, PK Vudyasetu, JC Howell, “Slow-light Fourier transform interferometer", Physical Review Letters 99, 240801 (2007).   MV Pack, RM Camacho, JC Howell, “Transients of the electromagnetically-induced-transparencyenhanced refractive Kerr nonlinearity", Physical Review A 76, 033835 (2007).   MV Pack, RM Camacho, JC Howell, “Electromagnetically induced transparency line shapes for large probe elds and optically thick media", Physical Review A 76, 013801 (2007).   RM Camacho, MV Pack, JC Howell, A Schweinsberg, RW Boyd, “Wide-bandwidth, tunable, multiplepulse- width optical delays using slow light in cesium vapor", Physical Review Letters 98, 153601 (2007).   RM Camacho, CJ Broadbent, I Ali-Khan, JC Howell, “All-optical delay of images using slow light", Physical Review Letters 98, 043902 (2007).   RM Camacho, MV Pack, JC Howell, “Slow light with large fractional delays by spectral hole-burning in rubidium vapor", Physical Review A 74, 033801 (2006).   MV Pack, RM Camacho, JC Howell, “Transients of the electromagnetically-induced-transparencyenhanced refractive Kerr nonlinearity: Theory", Physical Review A 74, 013812 (2006).   RM Camacho, MV Pack, JC Howell, “Low-distortion slow light using two absorption resonances", Physical Review A 73, 063812 (2006).   A complete list of publications may be found at: