Quantopticon is realising the world's first comprehensive software suite for dynamical modelling and optimisation of quantum photonic systems and devices:
Richard Ziolkowski, Distinguished Professor of the Optical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Australia:
‘I have been promoting the use of active materials (substrates impregnated with gain materials) to achieve significant enhancements of current metamaterial-inspired technologies. I have been forced to use simplistic (toy) models of the media because of the lack of numerical software that could accurately model the associated time domain effects.
'With such simulation tool, my team could model the behavior of a wide variety of new artificially constructed materials (metamaterials) and their modification of the behaviors of current and future optical systems. Thus, our work would continue to be at the frontiers of the exciting, impactful metamaterials research area. This would benefit my group by ensuring future funding and future tech transfer opportunities with a variety of optical companies.
'I would be a long term user of it, particularly since it would be an essential tool for several PhD dissertations. I look forward to the opportunity to have such a time-domain electromagnetic-quantum simulation environment in hand.’
Maurice Skolnick FRS, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Sheffield, UK :
'To the best of my knowledge, there is no other software capable of describing quantum systems so completely and so accurately. In addition, Quantillion enables the user to explore new combinations of device configurations and pulse excitations, opening the way to ground-breaking quantum optical phenomena, with the potential to take quantum optical device design in new directions.
'I look forward to capitalising on the benefits it will undoubtedly bring to the quantum optics community.'
Philippe Roussignol, Director of Research at Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France:
'The design and modelling of the building blocks of quantum photonics networks will be crucial for bridging the gap between theoretical developments and quantum-photonic technologies applications.
'The research activities of the Nonlinear and Coherent Optics group that I am leading are threefold: (i) polariton physics in semiconductor microcavities and correlated pair photon generation, using multiple semiconductor microcavities; (ii) quantum dots for non-classical light generation; and (iii) nonlinear and coherent optics in carbon nanotubes. Our long-standing expertise lies in coherent four-wave mixing techniques and time-resolved methods. With its rigorous description of femtosecond and even sub-cycle pulses, Quantillion will allow us to model coherent regimes of operation. As the software computes the time evolution of the quantum system, and in particular, the (polarised) time-resolved photoluminescence trace, we can compare the simulations with our experiments and infer important material parameters from this.'
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