Nanophotonics Theory & Signal Processing

Quantum and Laser Photonics

In the Quantum and Laser Photonics Group, we work theoretically and experimentally to explore the fundamentals of light-matter interactions in nanostructures.

In-depth information about our activities can be found under Research and Publications. You may also have a look at PhD Projects in our group.

We are engaged in teaching and supervising students at all levels, and you may find information about Courses we teach and Student Projects.

If you are interested in joining the group, have a look at Open Positions and feel free to contact any of our Group Members with questions or comments.

Latest News

March 2018: Lorenzo Leandro is in UC Berkeley for 1 month external research stay.

February 2018: Assoc. Prof. Søren Stobble joined our group with his PhD students Kasper Ejdal Lund and Chirag M. Patil.

January 2018: Assoc. Prof. Il-Sug Chung left the group to take up faculty position at UNIST, South Korea.

December 2017: Jake Iles-Smith and Gyeong Cheol Park left the group to take up postdoc positions at Manchester University and University of Cambridge respectively.

September 2017: Our group name is changed to Quantum and Laser photonics.

September 2017: Dr. Igor Protsenko from the P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow is guest professor in our group for 3 months.

August 2017: Thorsten Svend Rasmussen started his PhD project on Light-matter interaction and laser dynamics in nanophotonic structures.

July 2017: The European semiconductor laser workshop (ESLW 2017) will be held at DTU campus on September 15 and 16, 2017. It is co-organized by Il-Sug Chung.

June 2017: Il-Sug Chung and Jesper Mørk gave invited talks at CLEO Europe in Munich, Germany.

May 2017: Daniel Pascal Chastanet starts his Postdoc project on growth of crystal phase quantum dots.

May 2017: Andreas Dyhl Østerkryger returns from his external research stay at CNRS, Grenoble, France.

May 2017: Alireza Taghizadeh left the group to join a postdoc position at Aalborg University, Denmark on QUSCOPE project.

Feburary 2017: Emil Vosmar Denning starts his PhD project photonic quantum technologies in structured environments.

Feburary 2017: Kristoffer Bitsch Joanesarson starts his PhD project open quantum systems approach to few photon scattering in photonic devices.

January 2017: Teppo Häyrynen left the group to take up a position in industry.

December 2016: Yi Yu, Jesper Mørk et al published an article on Demonstration of a self-pulsing photonic crystal Fano laser in nature photonics.

December 2016: Niels Gregersen et al published an article which has been highlighted as among the most exciting peer-reviewed research in 2016 by OSA.

November 2016: Dr. Igor Protsenko from the P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow is visiting us till mid December. Igor is a world-renowned expert in the quantum properties of lasers and will collaborate with us on developing a theory for superradiance in lasers.

September 2016: Il-Sug Chung gave invited talk at European Semiconductor Laser Workshop held in TU Darmstadt.

September 2016: Kristoffer Skaftved Mathiesen starts his PhD project.

August 2016: Teppo Häyrynen gave invited talk at EMN Meeting on QCQI.

July 2016: Mathias Rosdahl Jensen and Emil Cortes André started their PhD projects.

July 2016: Per Lunnemann Hansen left the group to take up a position in industry.

July 2016: Jesper Mørk, Niels Gregersen and Yi Yu will give invited talks at META 2016 in Malaga, Spain

June 2016: Geyong Choel Park defended his PhD Vertical-cavity laser with a novel grating mirror.

June 2016: Prof. Eli Kapon from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne gave a lecture.

June 2016: Il-Sug Chung gave invited talks at Workshop on Vertical Cavity Lasers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and the 23rd Conference on Optoelectronics and Optical Communications, Busan, Korea.

April 2016: Alireza Taghizadeh defended his PhD Theoretical Investigation of Subwavelength Gratings and Vertical Cavity Lasers Employing Grating Structures.

April 2016: Weiqi Xue left the group.

February 2016: Alireza Taghizadeh and Gyeong Cheol Park started their Postdocs on HOT project.

February 2016: Weiqi Xue et al. published “Threshold Characteristics of Slow-Light Photonic Crystal Lasers” in Phys. Rev. Lett. as one of editors suggestions. The paper is also featured in American Physical Society (APS) physics.

February 2016: Niels Gregersen gave invited talk to the Technical physics group at Würzburg University in Germany. 

February 2016: Dara McCutcheon left the group to take up Marie Curie fellowship at Bristol University.

January 2016: Mikkel Settnes starts his postdoc project which will be carried out in close collaboration with the Structured Electromagnetic Materials group.

December 2015: Jakob Rosenkrantz de Lasson leaves the group to take up a position with the company TICRA.

December 2015: Jakob Rosenkrantz de Lasson defends his PhD Modeling and simulations of light emission and propagation in open nanophotonic systems.

December 2015: Prof. Stephen Hughes from Queen's University, Canada, will give a lecture.

November 2015: Alireza Taghizadeh returns from an external research stay at UC Berkeley with the group of Prof. Ming C. Wu.

November 2015: Sushil Tandukar starts his PhD project.

November 2015: Lorenzo Leandro starts his PhD project.

October 2015: Aref Rasoulzadeh Zali joins the group. Aref is a PhD student from Iran and will be visiting for half a year, working on Fano lasers.

October 2015: Jake Iles-Smith joins the the group as a postdoc to work on the theory of decoherence in cavity quantum electrodynamics.

September 2015: Yi Yu wins the "Best Student Paper Award" at the conference Photonics in Switching in Florence, Italy.

September 2015: Christine Pepke Pedersen starts her PhD project.

July 2015: Jesper Mørk and Niels Gregersen give invited talks at PIERS 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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NATEC is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation to do fundamental research on devices based on quantum dots and photonic crystals for terabit communication systems.


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