**Nano-fabrication of Quantum Photonic Devices****
**This project aims at processing crystal phase quantum dots in nanowires to propose new device designs for quantum photonic applications. This will be done using our state of the art clean room facility.

**Quantum Gates Experiments and/or Modelling**

The aim of this project is to create quantum gates. Quantum gates are one of the key building blocks of forthcoming quantum computers. For instance, they can be used to entangle qubits.

**Fast Single Photons**

Can single photons travel faster than c, the speed of light?Fast" light, or light that goes faster than it should, is a well known phenomenon for laser light and it does not contradict special relativity. But what about single photons? There are still debates on if single photons can travel faster than light, and if possible, on whether or not we can actually measure them. We have clear experimental evidence that show faster-than-light single photons and we want to understand the physics behind these results and create a model that can replicate them.

Nanowire quantum dots are one of the new big player in quantum technologies and many game-changer devices, like quantum gates or quantum memories, still need to be designed! We have the tools to design, to fabricate and to test novel structures in order to make such devices, but first we need to simulate them using our post-Hartree-Fock based model to understand which semiconductor structure could be the next-step device in quantum information.

Can we use quantum mechanics to achieve communication 100% secure against eavesdropping? In this project, we will develop an experimental setup to send encrypted messages using EPR Quantum Key Distribution. Multiple existing protocols will be studied and one of them will be chosen for implementation in our lab, starting from scratch.

**qLab towards the Quantum Internet**

Modern communication networks, such as the Internet, are not 100% secure against eavesdropping nor energy efficient. Our vision is to develop a solid ground from which to design a novel network based on quantum technologies. This Quantum Network will allow secure and energy-efficient communication and will make possible for quantum computers to communicate in their own quantum language. We believe this can be done using semiconductor structures like quantum dots in nanowires.

**Bound states in continuum (BICs) in photonic crystal membranes**

Recently, we have found that the bound state in continuum (BIC) phenomenon occurs in one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystal membrane, referred to as high-contrast grating (HCG). Right now, a BIC-laser is being fabricated based on this structure in our group. In this theoretical project, we aim at understanding more clearly the BIC mechanism as well as properties of the BIC in HCGs.

**Photon Blockade effect in a cavity-quantum dot system**

The overall aim of the project is to establish a theoretical understanding of the physical mechanisms governing the photon blockade phenomenon and to simulate photon transport through the photon blockade system. The project consists of both theoretical and numerical work and seeks a student having background knowledge in quantum mechanics and also basic skills in Matlab programming.

In this project a mathematical model for the Fano laser will be formulated and used to investigate, numerically and analytically, the fundamental laser properties. An important goal of the project is to investigate the aspects of the laser design that are critical for experimental implementations.

**Hybrid photonic crystal laser for silicon photonics**

The aim of this theoretical project is to investigate wave-guiding properties of a newly proposed hybrid photonic crystal lasers integrated onto a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer.

**Acoustic grating reflector: analogy between acoustic and photonic wave equations**

The aim of this theoretical project is to investigate the reflection properties of the acoustic sub-wavelength grating by using analogy between photonic and acoustic wave equations.* *

**Multi-photon processes in solid-state quantum emitters**

Though quasi-resonant excitation schemes are common, they are still not fully understood, and have only recently begun to be investigated experimentally. DTU Fotonik has strong collaborations with experimental and theoretical groups fabricating single photon sources. The aim of this theoretical project is to better understand the quasi-resonant excitation procedure and its relation to multi-photon processes.

A full laser simulator including all photonic, electronic, and thermal aspects is a key tool to investigate and design a new laser structures. In this project, an integrated simulator for nano/micro laser will be developed. This will be a very exciting intellectual work which involves your knowledge on various physics subjects like electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, and thermodynamics.

**Nanowire single-photon sources**

In quantum information technology there is a need for high-efficiency sources of indistinguishable single photons. The photonic nanowire is a promising candidate for a such a source. In this project we will design and optimize the nanowire single-photon source using optical modeling tools built from scratch by the student.