About

Nika Akopian

Department of Photonics Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
Ørsteds Plads
Building 345A, room 271
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Denmark

Phone: +45-45-25-38-07
E-mail: nikaak@fotonik.dtu.dk
Internet: nikaakopian.org

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Current research

Quantum Nanophotonics

Nanowire quantum dots

Multi-qubit
photonic devices

Atomic-solid state
hybrid systems

Quantum network
of artificial atoms

nanowire_quantum_dot_atom

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Selected research papers

Wurtzite AlGaAs Nanowires
L. Leandro, R. Reznik, J.D. Clement, J. Repän, M. Reynolds, E.V. Ubyivovk, I.V. Shtrom, G. Cirlin and N. Akopian
Scientific Reports 10, 735 (2020)

Epsilon-Near-Zero Grids for On-chip Quantum Networks
L. Vertchenko, N. Akopian and A.V. Lavrinenko
Scientific Reports 9, 6053 (2019)

Nanowire Quantum Dots Tuned to Atomic Resonances
L. Leandro, C.P. Gunnarsson, R. Reznik, K.D. Jöns, I. Shtrom, A. Khrebtov, T. Kasama, V. Zwiller, G. Cirlin and N. Akopian
Nano Letters 18, 7217 (2018)

An Artificial Atom Locked to Natural Atoms
N. Akopian, R. Trotta, E. Zallo, S. Kumar, P. Atkinson, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt and V. Zwiller
arXiv:1302.2005 (2013)

Hybrid semiconductor-atomic interface: slowing down single photons from a quantum dot
N. Akopian, L. Wang, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt and V. Zwiller
Nature Photonics 5, 230 (2011)
** With News and Views article and backpage Interview with N. Akopian.

Crystal Phase Quantum Dots
N. Akopian, G. Patriarche, L. Liu, J.-C. Harmand and V. Zwiller
Nano Letters 10, 1198 (2010)
** With editorial highlights in Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Materials.

Entangled Photon Pairs from Semiconductor Quantum Dots
N. Akopian, N.H. Lindner, E. Poem, Y. Berlatzky, J. Avron, D. Gershoni, B.D. Gerardot and P.M. Petroff
Physical Review Letters 96, 130501 (2006)
** Over 800 citations.

>> Full list of publications

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Brief CV

2014-present     Professor — Technical University of Denmark (research department, video overview)
2014-2018         Young Investigator — Villum Foundation, Denmark
2008-2011         Independent Researcher — Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Veni, The Netherlands
2007-2014         Postdoc — Delft & Eindhoven Universities of Technology, The Netherlands
2008                 Ph.D. in Physics, Technion — Israel Institute of Technology

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