I am a Ph.D. student at bigQ, the DNRF Center for Macroscopic Quantum States at the Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark. At bigQ, we strive to build macroscopic quantum states for applications in quantum technology. One of our goals is to build and operate an optical quantum computer using highly entangled states of light at the telecom wavelength. Building a quantum computer is technologically challenging – in our system, one of the difficulties arises from the lack of atomic interactions at the optical wavelength. While this protects our quantum computer from decoherence, it also makes it hard to generate optical qubits, highly non-classical GKP states, that are necessary for fault tolerant quantum computation. At this moment in time, efficient generation of optical GKP states is yet to be experimentally realised. The current goal of my research is to optimise methods for probabilistic GKP state generation in realistic setups. To this aim, I am running optimisation routines of continuous-variable quantum circuits for non-Gaussian (non classical) state preparation. The mathematical representation of quantum optical circuits that contain many modes, and in which there are both Gaussian and non-Gaussian components, can become computationally complex. For this reason, I also strive to improve existing representations to better handle the simulation of such circuits. 

I am also among the first generation of Digital Ph.D.s from DTU. We are members of an interdisciplinary task force across different departments at DTU whose mission is to help shape how research and education in digitalisation could be conducted at DTU in order to increase the digital literacy and digital mindset of students that graduate from DTU.