Philip Trøst Kristensen has been awarded a Sapere Aude Young Elite Scientist Research grant for his project, From classical to quantum all optical switching.
The project is a collaboration with Jesper Mørk, Peter Lodahl (both DTU Fotonik) and Stephen Hughes from Queen's University in Canada.
By developing an efficient model by which to describe light-matter interaction, the group will analyze and model the next generation of devices for optical communication as well as quantum information technology.
The work will focus on modeling and analyzing ultra-fast, all-optical switches operating at record low energy levels as well as few and single-photon switching with applications to quantum information technology. The analysis will be based on a powerful and versatile model for the description of light-matter interaction in optical cavities and waveguides in photonic crystals. The model will be tested using advanced numerical methods as well as by direct comparison with experiments. In this way we will identify design trade-offs and calculate optimum device parameters.