Jungsang Kim, Professor


Jungsang Kim

Jungsang Kim leads the Multifunctional Integrated Systems Technology group at Duke University. His main area of current research is quantum information sciences, where his group uses trapped atomic ions and a range of photonics technologies in an effort to construct a scalable quantum information processors and quantum communication networks. His research focuses on introduction of new technologies, such as micro fabricated ion traps, optical micro-electromechanical systems, advanced single photon detectors, compact cryogenics and vacuum technologies, towards a functional integration of quantum information processing systems.

In 1999, he joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, New Jersey. When moving to Bell Labs, he decided to move to a different field of research. He started working on Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology, and contributed to the team building the world's first large-scale all-optical switch using MEMS technology. He helped commercialize Lucent's LambdaRouter All-Optical Switch, and led a team to develop the world's largest all-optical switch that features more than 1,000 input and output ports.

In 2002, he decided to make another jump in the research area, and started working on a technology that will help dramatically improve the coverage of wireless networks inside buildings. He led a team of researchers at Bell Labs to develop RadioStar technology, which enables cost-effective coverage enhancement of CDMA network into buildings. The innovations that enabled RadioStar technology have the potential to dramatically modify the way base transceiver stations for the wireless communication systems are built.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  FCIEMAS 2519
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5258
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page: http://mist.ee.duke.edu
Multifunctional Integrated Systems Technology Research Group


PhD, Stanford University, 1999
BS, Seoul National University, 1992

Micro-electronic mechanical machines
Sensing and Sensor Systems
Semiconductor Photonic Devices
Quantum Information
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

NSF Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2006
President's Gold Award, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, 2000
Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • ECE 522.01, INTRO TO MEMS Synopsis
    Hudson 222, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    Hudson 208, W 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • ECE 573.01, OPTICAL COMM SYTEMS Synopsis
    TBA, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Kim, J. and Somani, S. and Yamamoto, Y., Nonclassical Light from Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs (2001), Springer-Verlag .
  2. Kim, J. and Benson, O. and Kan, H. and Yamamoto, Y., Single-photon turnstile device, Nature, vol. 397 no. 6719 (1999), pp. 500 - 503 [17295]  [abs].

Jungsang Kim received his B.S. in Physics from Seoul National University in 1992, and Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 1999. He joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies at Murray Hill, New Jersey in 1999, where he served as a Technical Manager since 2001. He joined the ECE department at Duke in July 2004.
Complete List of Representative Publications