Founded in 2003, NuCrypt develops products at the interface of photonic, electronic, and quantum technologies. The company's primary focus is supplying photonic instrumentation to the research and development community to increase the productivity of end users. We sell the only complete line of quantum optical instrumentation that can generate, distribute, and measure entangled photons. These instruments will help to develop quantum photonic applications by either alleviating the burden of researchers who are experts in this field from having to piece together their own equipment or enabling newcomers to immediately begin productive work. In addition to quantum-oriented products, NuCrypt also makes specialty photonic and fiber-optic systems such as pulse generators and pulse pickers which are designed for ease of use and integration into complex systems.
NuCrypt Management Team
NuCrypt has a management team with an extensive background in optical technology. Our experience in both academia and industry puts us in ideal position to develop and commercialize cutting-edge optical systems.
Prem Kumar, Ph.D.Dr. Kumar founded NuCrypt and served as its CEO for 10 years. He is the AT&T Professor of Information Technology in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Photonic Communication and Computing at Northwestern University. He is currently on leave serving as a DARPA program manager. Professor Kumar is an internationally recognized researcher and is a fellow of several organizations including the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Physics, and the American Physical Society. Dr. Kumar has also been the recipient of the prestigious International Quantum Communications Award.
Gregory Kanter, Ph.D.Dr. Kanter joined NuCrypt in 2004 and has served in various management positions including his current position as CEO. Dr. Kanter has conducted research or led product development in the areas of optical communication systems, quantum optics, and photonic instrumentation. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, a master's degree in engineering management, and has a dozen granted patents. He also serves as an associate research professor at Northwestern University.