Research Interests

Keywords

  • Quantum Information & Computation
  • Quantum Simulation
  • Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonics
  • Ultracold atoms
  • Multiphoton states

Short explanation

My research interests lie at the interface between Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, Plasmonics and Nanophotonics. In particular, i have been especially interested in two topics: i) how to generate and characterize non-classical states of light, and ii) how to harness nanophotonic structures, e.g., dielectric and metallic systems, to develop new quantum phenomena.

 

Collaborations

During my career i have benefited (and currently benefit!) a lot from the input and collaboration with many different colleagues. Among my past and present collaborators:

  • Carlos Tejedor (UAM): My PhD supervisor under which I worked in topics related to semiconductor quantum optics and quantum plasmonics.
  • Elena del Valle and Fabrice P. Laussy (UAM): I worked with them extensively during my PhD in topics related to the characterization of semiconductor quantum optical systems, biexciton physics and the theory of multiphoton correlations. More recently, together with C. Sanchez-Muñoz (UAM) we have studied the generation of non-classical states of light within cavity QED setup.
  • With the group of D. Sanvitto (Lecce), we also confirmed experimentally the results from our theory of multiphoton correlations applied to polariton systems.
  • Nanophotonics group at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid leaded by Francisco Jose García-Vidal (UAM), with which I had a very fruitful collaboration during my PhD where we explored the quantum limits of plasmonics. Together with D. Martin-Cano (currently in MPL, Erlangen), E. Moreno and L. Martin-Moreno (from Universidad de Zaragoza) we first studied how to use plasmonic waveguides for generating entanglement between qubits. Then, together with P. A. Huidobro (currently in Imperial College, London)we also explored the limits of plasmon-matter strong coupling with a single and many quantum emitters. Currently, I am still collaborating with the group exploring waveguide QED physics together with C. González-Ballestero.
  • D. Porras (currently in University of Sussex): we explored a waveguide QED implementation to generate spin squeezing using atomic ensembles.
  • Currently, within my Marie-Curie Project I collaborate with V. Paulisch and J. I. Cirac (MPQ), together with the experimental group at Caltech leaded by H. Jeff Kimble and Purdue University where Chen-Lung Hung moved and the theory group leaded by Darrick Chang at ICFO.
  • Moreover, within the Theory Division at MPQ I also work with T. Shi, Y. WuY. Chang and C. Navarrete-Benlloch in topics related to multiphoton scattering and multiphoton bound states.