Kosmas L. Tsakmakidis

Quantum Condensed Matter Photonics @ NKUA

Welcome to our group! We are with the Solid State Physics  sector of the Department of Physics  at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens  (NKUA). We pursue theoretical and computational research in the broader area of quantum condensed matter photonics, including nanophotonics, metamaterials, quantum optics, many-body localization and solid-state physics, "slow" and "fast" light phenomena, laser physics, self-organized critical phenomena, nonlinear optics, and computational electrodynamics. We aim at advancing, both, fundamental knowledge and, in collaboration with our international partners, conceiving practical applications in the above scientific fields by exploring advanced new optical, magnetic, acoustic, electronic and 2D materials and devices.

Quantum-coherence driven self-organized criticality; Science Advances (2018)

Ultraslow waves on the nanoscale; Science (2017)

Breaking Lorentz reciprocity & the time-bandwidth limit; Science (2017)

Stopped and dispersionless light; Phys. Rev. Lett. (2014)

Metamaterials with quantum gain; Science (2013)

Active nanoplasmonic metamaterials; Nature Materials (2012)

Theory of light amplification in active metamaterials; Phys. Rev. Lett. (2011)

Overcoming losses with gain in NRI metamaterials; Phys. Rev. Lett. (2010)

Electromagnetic wormholes; Nature (2008)

'Trapped rainbow' storage of light in metamaterials; Nature (2007)