Our research interests cover a wide range of theoretical and computational topics in the areas of

  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Control
  • Quantum Plasmonics
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Controlled Light Propagation

in novel nanoscale structures with applications in Nanotechnology (mainly in Nanophotonics) and in Quantum Technologies (mainly in Quantum Information Processing).

For example, specific topics of research interest include:

  • Quantum coherence and interference effects in molecular systems and semiconductor quantum wells and quantum dots.
  • Controlled creation of superposition states, entangled states and quantum gates in semiconductor nanostructures, molecular systems and magnetic systems.
  • Interaction of localized surface plasmons of metallic nanosystems with quantum emitters (e.g. molecules and semiconductor quantum dots).
  • Controlled electron transfer in coupled quantum dots, molecular wires and molecular switches.
  • Using quantum optical analogies for controlled light propagation in novel waveguide directional couplers, plasmonic nanostructures and metamaterials.