Dimitris G. Angelakis
Principal Investigator/Visiting Research Associate Professor
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Dimitris G. Angelakis

Short bio

Dimitris G. Angelakis joined CQT in 2009 as a Principal Investigator after being a regular visitor and collaborator of the quantum group since 2003. He was born and raised in a small farm in Chania, Crete, Greece, where his childhood curiosity for the wonders of nature  led him to study physics in the University of Crete (in spite of almost everyone else’s suggestion to study engineering or medicine). In 1998 he was offered a PhD position in quantum optics under Sir Peter Knight FRS at Imperial College London. He was supported by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation throughout his studies after achieving the highest marks the country in the corresponding national exams. His PhD work in quantum light-matter interactions received the Valerie Myerscough prize in 2000, and then also Institute of Physics UK prize in 2002. In 2001 and at age 25 he was elected college research Fellow at University of Cambridge (St Catharine's JRF) and worked in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics until 2007. A year after his move to Cambridge, the Centre for Quantum Computation in Cambridge was initiated by Artur Ekert, which he joined to work in implementations of quantum simulation and computation. In 2008 he took over a faculty appointment at his hometown Technical University of Crete, where he in now a tenured associate professor of Quantum Physics at the School of Electrical and Computer Enginnering (part time since 2012). He is known among others for his pioneering work in quantum simulators using light-matter systems.

Website: http://www.dimitrisangelakis.org



  • P. Roushan, C. Neill, J. Jirawat Tangpanitanon, V. M. Bastidas, A. Megrant, R. Barends, Y. Chen, Z. Chen, B. Chiaro, A. Dunsworth, A. Fowler, B. Foxen, M. Giustina, E. Jeffrey, J. Kelly, E. Lucero, J. Mutus, M. Neeley, C. Quintana, D. Sank, A. Vainsencher, J. Wenner, T. White, H. Neven, D.G. Angelakis, J. Martinis. (2017). Spectroscopic signatures of localization with interacting photons in superconducting qubits. Science 358 1175-1179
  • T. F. See, Changsuk Noh, D.G. Angelakis. (2017). Diagrammatic Approach to Multiphoton Scattering. Phys. Rev. A 95 053845
  • D.G. Angelakis. (2017). Quantum Simulators with Photons and Polaritons: Merging Quantum Optics with Condensed Matter Physics" (edited volume invited by Springer), 2017. Series on Quantum Science and Technology. Springer
  • D.G. Angelakis, C.Ciuti, P. Roushan, A. Szameit. (2017). Many-body physics with photons and polaritons. New J. Phys.
  • C. Noh, D.G. Angelakis. (2016). Many-body physics and quantum simulations with light. Progress of Physics 016401
  • Sebastian Restrepo, Javier Cerrillo, V. M. Bastidas, D.G. Angelakis, Tobias Brandes. (2016). Driven open quantum systems and Floquet stroboscopic dynamics. Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 250401
  • Christian Koke, C. Noh, D.G. Angelakis. (2016). Dirac equation in 2-dimensional curved spacetime, particle creation, and coupled waveguide arrays. Ann. Phys. 162
  • J. Jirawat Tangpanitanon, V. M. Bastidas, Sarah Al-Assam, Pedram Roushan, Dieter Jaksch, D.G. Angelakis. (2016). Topological pumping of photons in nonlinear resonator arrays. Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 213603
  • A. V. Sorokin, M. Aparicio Alcalde, V. M. Bastidas, G. Engelhardt, D.G. Angelakis, T. Brandes. (2016). Semiclassical bifurcations and topological phase transitions in a one-dimensional lattice of coupled Lipkin-Meshkov-Glick models. Phys. Rev. E 94 032123
  • J.J. Mendoza-Arenas, S. Clark, S. Felicetti, G. Romero, E. Solano, D.G. Angelakis, D. Jaksch. (2016). Beyond mean-field bistability in driven-dissipative lattices: Bunching-antibunching transition and quantum simulation. Phys. Rev. A 93 023821
  • R. Keil, C. Noh, A. Rai, S. Stützer, S. Nolte, D.G. Angelakis, A. Szameit. (2015). Optical simulation of charge conservation violation and Majorana dynamics. Optica 2 454-459
  • X.L. Zhang, C. Noh, Nikolaos Schetakis, D.G. Angelakis. (2015). Few-Photon Transport in Nonlinear Cavity Arrays: Probing Signatures of Strongly Correlated States. Phys. Rev. A 92 063817
  • C. Lee, C. Noh, Schetakis, Nikolaos, D.G. Angelakis. (2015). Few-photon transport in many-body photonic systems: A scattering approach. Phys. Rev. A 92 63817
  • George W. Hanson, S. A. Hassani Gangaraj, D.G. Angelakis. (2015). Quantum plasmonic excitation in graphene and loss-insensitive propagation. Phys. Rev. A 92 013828
  • R.Keil, C. Noh, A. Rai, S. Stutzer, S. Nolte, D.G. Angelakis, A. Szameit. (2015). Experimental simulation of charge conservation violation and Majorana dynamics. Optica 2 454
  • Peter A. Ivanov, Naoum I. Karchev, Nikolay V. Vitanov, D.G. Angelakis. (2015). Quantum simulation of superexchange magnetism in linear ion crystals. Phys. Rev. A 90 023823
  • A. Rai, C. Lee, C. Noh, D.G. Angelakis. (2015). Photonic lattice simulation of dissipation-induced correlations in bosonic systems. Scientific Reports 5 8438
  • Hyunseok Jeong, C. Noh, Seunglee Bae, D.G. Angelakis, Timothy C. Ralph. (2015). Detecting the degree of macroscopic quantumness using an overlap measurement. J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31 3057
  • D.G. Angelakis, D. Jaksch, A. Aspuru-Guzik,. (2014). Quantum simulations. EPJ Quantum Technology
  • J. Ryu, Changhyoup Lee, Zhi Yin, Ramij Rahaman, D.G. Angelakis, Jinhyoung Lee, Marek ?ukowski. (2014). Multisetting Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger theorem. Phys. Rev. A 89 024103
  • D.G. Angelakis, C. Noh. (2014). Towards topological effects with coupled QED cavity arrays. Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 28 1441003
  • D.G. Angelakis, P. Das, C. Noh. (2014). Probing the topological properties of the Jackiw-Rebbi model with light. Scientific Reports 4 6110
  • Junghee Ryu, C. Lee, Yin Zhi, Ramij Rahaman, D.G. Angelakis, Jinhyoung Lee, Marek Zukowski. (2014). Multi-setting Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger theorem. Phys. Rev. A 89 024103
  • C. Lee, A. Rai, C. Noh, D.G. Angelakis. (2014). Probing the effect of interaction in Anderson localization using linear photonic lattices. Phys. Rev. A 89 023823
  • N. Schetakis, T. Grujic, S. Clark, D. Jaksch, D.G. Angelakis. (2013). Frozen photons in Jaynes Cummings arrays. J. Opt. B 46 224025
  • P. Das, C. Noh, D.G. Angelakis. (2013). Realizing the driven nonlinear Schrödinger equation with stationary light. Europhys. Lett. 103 34001
  • C. Lee, Mark Tame, C. Noh, James Lim, Stefan A. Maier, Jinhyoung Lee, D.G. Angelakis. (2013). Robust-to-loss entanglement generation using a quantum plasmonic nanoparticle array. New J. Phys. 15 083017
  • T. Grujic, S. Clark, D. Jaksch, D.G. Angelakis. (2013). Repulsively induced photon super-bunching in driven resonator arrays. Phys. Rev. A 87 053846
  • C. Noh, B.M. Rodriguez-Lara, D.G. Angelakis. (2013). Proposal for realization of the Majorana equation in a tabletop experiment. Phys. Rev. A (R) 87 0401102
  • D.G. Angelakis, M. Huo, Darrick Chang, L.C. Kwek, Vladimir Korepin. (2013). Mimicking interacting relativistic theories with stationary pulses of light. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 100502
  • D.G. Angelakis, Stefano Mancini. (2012). Fluctuations assisted stationary entanglement in driven quantum systems. Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 27 1345037
  • M. Huo, C. Noh, B. M. Rodríguez-Lara, D.G. Angelakis. (2012). Probing the BCS-BEC crossover with photons in a nonlinear optical fiber. Phys. Rev. A 86 043840
  • T. Grujic, S. Clark, D.G. Angelakis, D. Jaksch. (2012). Non-equilibrium many-body effects in driven nonlinear resonator arrays. New J. Phys. 103025
  • M. Huo, D.G. Angelakis, L.C. Kwek. (2012). Spinons and Holons with Polarized Photons in a Nonlinear Waveguide. New J. Phys. 14 075027
  • M. Huo, D.G. Angelakis. (2012). Sine-Gordon and Bose-Hubbard dynamics with photons in a hollow-core fiber. Phys. Rev. A 85 023821
  • A. Rai, D.G. Angelakis. (2012). Dynamics of quantum light in integrated nonlinear waveguide arrays and generation of robust continuous variable entanglement. Phys. Rev. A 85 052330
  • C. Noh, B.M. Rodriguez-Lara, D.G. Angelakis. (2012). Quantum simulation of neutrino oscillations with trapped ions. New J. Phys. 033028
  • L. Dai, D.G. Angelakis, L.C. Kwek, S. Mancini. (2011). Correlations and thermalization in driven cavity arrays. AIP Conf. Proc. 1384 168-176
  • D.G. Angelakis, M. Huo, E. Kyoseva, L.C. Kwek. (2011). Luttinger Liquid of Photons and Spin-Charge Separation in Hollow-Core Fibers. Phys. Rev. Lett. 106 153601
  • E. Kyoseva, D.G. Angelakis, L.C. Kwek. (2010). A single-interaction step implementation of a quantum search in coupled micro-cavities. Europhys. Lett. 89 20005
  • D.G. Angelakis, L. Dai, L.C. Kwek. (2010). Coherent control of steady state entanglement in driven cavity arrays. Europhys. Lett. 91 10003
  • D.G. Angelakis, S. Mancini, S. Bose. (2009). Steady state entanglement between hybrid light-matter qubits under classical driving. Europhys. Lett. 85 20007
  • D.G. Angelakis, S. Bose, A. Kay, M.F. Santos. (2008). Many body effects and cluster state quantum computation in strongly interacting systems of photons. SNS 5
  • J. Cho, D.G. Angelakis, S. Bose. (2008). Simulation of high-spin Heisenberg models in coupled cavities. Phys. Rev. A 78 062338
  • A. Kay, D.G. Angelakis. (2008). Reproducing spin lattice models in strongly coupled atom-cavity systems. Europhys. Lett. 84 20001
  • J. Cho, D.G. Angelakis, S. Bose. (2008). Fractional Quantum Hall state in coupled cavities. Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 246809
  • J. Cho, D.G. Angelakis, S. Bose. (2008). Heralded generation of two-photon polarization entanglement with coupled cavities. Phys. Rev. A 78 022323
  • D.G. Angelakis, A. Kay. (2008). Weaving light-matter qubits into a one way quantum computer. New J. Phys. 10 023012
  • D.G. Angelakis, A. Kay. (2007). Implementing universal quantum gates in coupled cavities. Proc. ICCMSE 963 763
  • D.G. Angelakis, S. Bose. (2007). Generation and verification of high-dimensional entanglement from coupled-cavity arrays. J. Opt. B 24 266
  • S. Bose, D.G. Angelakis, D. Burgarth. (2007). Transfer of a Polaritonic Qubit through a Coupled Cavity Array. J. Mod. Opt. 54 2307
  • D.G. Angelakis, Marcelo Santos, V. Yannopappas, A. Ekert. (2007). A proposal for the implementation of quantum gates with photonic-crystal coupled cavity waveguides. Phys. Lett. A 362 377
  • D.G. Angelakis, S. Bose. (2007). Photon blockade induced Mott transitions and XY spin models in coupled cavity arrays. Phys. Rev. A 76 031805