Dr Konstantinos Lagoudakis



Personal statement

Konstantinos Lagoudakis studied Physics at the National Kapodistrian University in Athens, Greece where he received a Bachelor of Science with specialization in Solid State Physics. He did a Master of Science in Optics and Photonics at Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, United Kingdom. In 2006 he joined the Laboratory of Quantum Optoelectronics at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland where he completed a PhD on fundamental properties of exciton-polariton condensates under the supervision of Benoit Deveaud. His ground-breaking experimental demonstrations of integer and fractional vortices in polariton condensates earned him the prestigious Swiss Physical Society award on general physics, the 6th EPFL Press Distinction prize and the EPFL doctorate award. In 2012 he joined the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics group of Jelena Vuckovic at Stanford University as a postdoctoral fellow. He received two consecutive prestigious fellowships by the Swiss National Science Foundation that funded his stay for the first three years. During his postdoc, he developed a versatile magnetic spectroscopy setup with coherent control capabilities in order to investigate spin-photon interfaces using a broad variety of quantum emitters ranging from self-assembled and site-controlled quantum dots to silicon vacancies in diamond. In 2016, he was appointed Associate Research Scientist at Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory working on scalable nanophotonics with novel quantum emitter platforms. In 2018 he joined the Physics Department at the University of Strathclyde as a Reader (Associate Professor), where he is leading the effort for the development of Hybrid Quantum Technologies.

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University of Strathclyde
Department of Physics

John Anderson Building
Glasgow G4 0NG
United Kingdom



Cavity-enhanced Raman emission from a single color center in a solid
Sun Shuo, Zhang Jingyuan Linda, Fischer Kevin A , Burek Michael J, Dory Constantin, Lagoudakis Konstantinos G, Tzeng Yan-Kai, Radulaski Marina, Kelaita Yousif, Safavi-Naeini Amir, Shen Zhi-Xun, Melosh Nicholas A, Chu Steven, Lončar Marko, Vučković Jelena
Physical Review Letters Vol 121 (2018)
Strongly cavity-enhanced spontaneous emission from silicon-vacancy centers in diamond
Zhang Jingyuan Linda, Sun Shuo, Burek Michael J, Dory Constantin, Tzeng Yan-Kai, Fischer Kevin A, Kelaita Yousif, Lagoudakis Konstantinos G, Radulaski Marina, Shen Zhi-Xun, Melosh Nicholas A, Chu Steven, Lončar Marko, Vučković Jelena
Nano Letters Vol 18, pp. 1360-1365 (2018)
Photon blockade in two-emitter-cavity systems
Radulaski Marina, Fischer Kevin A, Lagoudakis Konstantinos G, Zhang Jingyuan Linda, Vučković Jelena
Physical Review A Vol 96 (2017)
On-chip architecture for self-homodyned nonclassical light
Fischer Kevin A, Kelaita Yousif A, Sapra Neil V, Dory Constantin, Lagoudakis Konstantinos G, Müller Kai, Vučković Jelena
Phys. Rev. Applied Vol 7 (2017)
Scalable quantum photonics with single color centers in silicon carbide
Radulaski Marina, Widmann Matthias, Niethammer Matthias, Zhang Jingyuan Linda, Lee Sang-Yun, Rendler Torsten, Lagoudakis Konstantinos G, Son Nguyen Tien, Janzén Erik, Ohshima Takeshi, Wrachtrup Jörg, Vučković Jelena
Nano Letters Vol 17, pp. 1782-1786 (2017)
Tuning the photon statistics of a strongly coupled nanophotonic system
Dory Constantin, Fischer Kevin A, Müller Kai, Lagoudakis Konstantinos G, Sarmiento Tomas, Rundquist Armand, Zhang Jingyuan L, Kelaita Yousif, Sapra Neil V, Vučković Jelena
Physical Review A Vol 95 (2017)

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Research interests

Condensation of exciton-polaritons in semiconductor microcavities

  • All-optical control of polariton fluids
  • Novel topological entities and topologically protected computing
  • Emulation of complex systems using polariton condensates

Solid-state quantum nanosystems

  • Coherent qubit control in scalable quantum emitter platforms: Site-controlled quantum-dots and silicon-vacancies in diamond
  • Enhanced light-matter interactions at single quantum level
  • Nanophotonic applications with III-V materials and diamond

Hybrid platforms for scalable quantum hardware

  • Development / investigation of a hybrid Polariton/Quantum dot system
  • Use of excitonic quantum nonlinearities for scalable single/two qubit gates
  • Development of fundamental components for on-chip quantum processors

Professional activities

International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics 2018
Keynote/plenary speaker
International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics 2017
Invited speaker
OSA Frontiers in Optics / Laser Science 2016
Invited speaker
16th International Conference on the Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures
Invited speaker
Bose Einstein Condensation 2011: Frontiers in Quantum Gases
Invited speaker
5th International Conference on Spontaneous Coherence in Excitonic Systems
Invited speaker

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