Thanopulos Ioannis

Research interests:

  • Quantum dynamics in systems with broken inversion symmetry
  • Quantum coherence and quantum interference effects in quantum systems
  • Controlled population transfer between quantum states
  • Optically controlled quantum transitions in coherent optical processes
  • Controlled generation of entangled states in quantum systems
  • Charge and energy transfer in quantum systems
  • Computational electrodynamics, with focus on optical trapping effects

The above quantum processes are investigated on materials, such as semi-conducting quantum dots, molecular systems, and coupled quantum-photonic structures. The methodology used in such studies is based on the coherent interaction of quantum systems with light, as well as the combination of electrodynamic and quantum mechanical methods. Our studies aim to the development of applications, such as fast optical switches on the nanoscale, single-photon emission, optical control of molecular chirality, just to name a few. 

Representative publications:

  • Tunneling Dynamics of the NH Chromophore in NHD2 During and After Coherent Infrared Excitation, R. Marquardt, M. Quack, I. Thanopulos, and D. Luckhaus, J. Chem. Phys., 118: 643 (2003).
  • Complete Control of Population Transfer between Clusters of Degenerate States, I. Thanopulos, P. Kr´al, and M. Shapiro, Phys. Rev. Lett., 92: 113003 (2004).
  • Detection and Automatic Repair of Nucleotide Base-Pair Mutations by Coherent Light, I. Thanopulos and M. Shapiro, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127: 14434 (2005).
  • Coherently Controlled Adiabatic Passage, P. Kr´al, I. Thanopulos, and M. Shapiro, Rev. Mod. Phys., 79: 53 (2007).
  • Optical switching of electric charge transfer pathways in porphyrin: A light-controlled nanoscale current router, I. Thanopulos, E. Paspalakis, and V. Yannopapas, Nanotechnology, 19: 445202 (2008).
  • Coherence effects in Laser-Induced Continuum Structures, I. Thanopulos and M. Shapiro, Adv. Quant. Chem., 60: 105 (2010).
  • Enhancement of ultraviolet photoinduced energy transfer near a plasmonic nanostructures, I. Thanopulos, E. Paspalakis, and V. Yannopapas, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115: 4370 (2011).
  • Photoinduced charge transfer in heterofullerene-donor hybrids: A theoretical study, I. Thanopulos, I.D. Petsalakis, and G. Theodorakopoulos, Chem. Phys. Lett., 506: 248 (2011).
  • Plasmon-induced enhancement of nonlinear optical rectification in organic materials, I. Thanopulos, E. Paspalakis, and V. Yannopapas, Phys. Rev. B, 85: 035111 (2012).
  • Dynamics of submicron aerosol droplets in a robust optical trap formed by multiple Bessel beams, I. Thanopulos, D. Luckhaus, T. Preston, and R. Signorell, J. Appl. Phys., 115: 154304 (2014).
  • Quantum dynamics by partition technique, I. Thanopulos, Adv. Chem. Phys., 159: 349 (2016).
  • Non-Markovian dynamics in plasmon-induced spontaneous emission interference, I. Thanopulos, V. Yannopapas, and E. Paspalakis, Phys. Rev. B, 95: 075412 (2017).
  • Digital holography of optically-trapped aerosol particles, G. David, K. Esat, I. Thanopulos, and R. Signorell, Communications Chemistry 1: 46 (2018).
  • Quantum correlations in quantum emitters strongly coupled with metallic nanoparticles, N. Iliopoulos, I. Thanopulos, V. Yannopapas, and E. Paspalakis, Quant. Inform. Process. 18: 110 (2019).
  • Non-Markovian spontaneous emission dynamics of a quantum emitter near a MoS2 nanodisk, I. Thanopulos, V. Karanikolas, N. Iliopoulos, and E. Paspalakis, Phys. Rev. B, 99: 195412 (2019).

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