I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Sharif University of Technology, Nanoscale Physics laboratory (NSPL), where my research revolves around the field of quantum optics and its practical applications.

My academic journey began at the University of Tehran, physics department, where I earned both my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in solid-state physics. I completed my Ph.D. in optics and photonics at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), under the guidance of Professors M. T. Tavassoly and E. A. Akhlaghi.

Under the supervision of Professor Ali Esfandiar at NSPL, I have had the privilege of serving as the head of the Quantum Optics Labs for the past several years. During this time, I have received comprehensive training encompassing both theoretical and experimental aspects of my work. NSPL is a young pioneering research group with national recognition for its contributions in creating, detecting, and manipulating stable quantum emitters, single photon sources, and precise quantum sensors for environmental measurements. These innovations find applications in various fields, including quantum communication, sensing, and materials science.

In the last two years, our research focus within the NSPL has been directed toward the fabrication and modulation of quantum emitters and single photon sources using two-dimensional materials such as hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) and silicon carbide (SiC). Collaborating closely with the Sharif Quantum Center (QIC) under the supervision of Professor Jawad Salehi, we have undertaken the task of detecting, conducting three-dimensional imaging, and analyzing single photon sources using a custom-designed confocal microscope. This microscope, developed entirely within our group, is equipped with a Hanbury Brown-Twiss (HBT) interferometer for validating quantum sources through HBT experiments.

Additionally, our research extends to the exploration of optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) using nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond crystals. This ODMR quantum technology holds promise for applications in magnetometry, sensing, biomedical imaging, quantum information, and fundamental physics research, representing another significant project at NSPL.

On a personal level, I hold a deep fascination for optical wave theory and its broader applications. Specifically, my interests encompass the practical utilization of Fresnel and Fraunhofer approximations, as well as the implementation of 3D imaging techniques for biological specimens through digital holographic microscopy (DHM) methods. Additionally, I have a keen interest in achieving precise optical measurements. To further these research interests, I engage in collaborative efforts with the Multi-dimensional Imaging and Detection (MDID) laboratory, overseen by Professor A. R. Moradi, as well as the Optical Metrology (OM) laboratory under the guidance of Professor E. A. Akhlaghi. These collaborations provide invaluable support and expertise in advancing these research lines.

Email: m.siavashani [at] sharif.edu