Quantum Optics & Technology

Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH)
Website: http://www.quantum-technology.gr/
Contact Person: Georgios Nikolopoulos
Telephone: 302810391005
email: nikolg@iesl.forth.gr


Research in our group focuses on quantum optics and technology.  Quantum optics studies various phenomena in light-matter interaction, where the quantum properties of the light and matter play an important role. Quantum technology is an emerging interdisciplinary field, encompassing several fields of physics and technology. It aims to realize practical devices for quantum simulations, computing, communication and metrology. Owing to their unprecedented controllability, quantum optical systems have become a perfect playground for the verification and further development of new ideas for quantum technology applications. In our theoretical quantum optics group, we explore and study fundamental properties of various quantum optical systems, including photons and atoms, and their applications to quantum technology. Our research is motivated by, but is not limited to quantum computation and simulations, communication and cryptography.


People phone mail
Dr. Georgios M. Nikolopoulos 0030-2810-391005 nikolg@iesl.forth.gr
Dr. David Petrosyan 0030-2810-391131 dap@iesl.forth.gr
Prof. (Emer.) Peter Lambropoulos 0030-2810-391384 labro@iesl.forth.gr


  • Decision and function problems based on boson sampling, G. M. Nikolopoulos and T. Brougham, Phys. Rev. A 94, 012315 (2016).
  • Quantum spin transistor with a Heisenberg spin chain, O. V. Marchukov, A. G. Volosniev, M. Valiente, D. Petrosyan, and N. T. Zinner, Nature Commun. 7, xxx (2016).
  • Evaluation of the performance of two state-transfer Hamiltonians in the presence of static disorder, A. K. Pavlis, G. M. Nikolopoulos, and P. Lambropoulos, Quantum Information Processing 15, 2553 (2016).
  • Tunable self-assembled spin chains of strongly interacting cold atoms for demonstration of reliable quantum state transfer, N. J. S. Loft, O. V. Marchukov, D. Petrosyan, N. T. Zinner, New J. Phys. 18, 045011 (2016).
  • Grover search algorithm with Rydberg-blockaded atoms: Quantum Monte Carlo simulations, D. Petrosyan, M. Saffman, K. Mølmer, J. Phys. B 49, 094004 (2016).
  • Engineering the dynamics of effective spin-chain models for strongly interacting atomic gases, A.G. Volosniev, D. Petrosyan, M. Valiente, D.V. Fedorov, A.S. Jensen, and N.T. Zinner, Phys. Rev. A 91, 023620 (2015).
  • Transfer of optical signals around bends in two-dimensional linear photonic networks, G. M. Nikolopoulos, J. Phys. B 47, 035505 (2015).
  • Quantum technologies with hybrid systems, G. Kurizki, P. Bertet, Y. Kubo, K. Mølmer, D. Petrosyan, P. Rabl, J. Schmiedmayer, PNAS 112, 3866 (2015).
  • Long-range quantum gate via Rydberg states of atoms in a thermal microwave cavity, L. Sarkany, J. Fortagh, D. Petrosyan, Phys. Rev. A 92, 030303(R) (2015)
  • Quantum State Transfer and Network Engineering, edited by G. M. Nikolopoulos & I. Jex (Springer Verlag, 2014).


Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Heraklion, Greece