SAW driven quantum media conversion

Hugo V. Lepage

Host: University of Cambridge

Scientific Background

I obtained a B.Sc. in Honours Physics at McGill University in 2013. This gave me a solid foundation in theoretical physics. I explored a more applied field during my masters when I joined the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto. However, I felt the call within me to go back to theoretical physics. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Quantum Information group at the University of Cambridge and part of the Marie Curie SAWtrain ITN.

Current Research Topic

I am currently using GPU accelerated simulations to model the transport of single electrons in semiconductors. By solving the time dependent Schrödinger equation, I get an accurate description of the time evolution of a particle wavefuntion in a given potential. The theoretical systems I solve are meant to complement experimental setups; they help us understand results obtained in the lab and guide the design of future devices.


Once single electron transport in semiconductors is well understood, I wish to model the conversion of quantum information from electron-spin qubits to photon-polarization qubits. The process of quantum media conversion offers a promising approach to the design of scalable quantum computers.