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Elica Kyoseva

Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Quantum Physics, Optics, Photonics


Elica Kyoseva earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Sofia University in Bulgaria. When she was doing her studies, she had the opportunity to gain invaluable research experience being a Marie-Curie Fellow based at the Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern in Germany and later on, at the University of Leeds in the UK.

After completing her PhD, Elica joined the Centre for Quantum Technolgoies at National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow where she spent three years as a member of the Interdisciplinary Theory Group. Elica’s research is in the field of quantum optics with application to quantum information technologies. Elica has worked on the implementation of complex interaction Hamiltonians suitable for quantum simulations in scalable cavity-based qubit networks and in hollow core optical fibers.


  • PhD Physics, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 2009.
  • MSc Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 2006.
  • BSc Physics, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 2004.

Key Publications

  • Elica Kyoseva, Almut Beige, and Leong Chuan Kwek, Coherent cavity networks with complete connectivity, New Journal of Physics 14, 023023 (2012). A free copy can be found here.
  • Dimitris G. Angelakis, Mingxia Huo, Elica Kyoseva, and Leong Chuan Kwek, Luttinger Liquid of Photons and Spin-Charge Separation in Hollow-Core Fibers, Physical Review Letters 106, 153601 (2011). A free copy can be found here.
  • Elica Kyoseva, Dimitris G. Angelakis, and Leong Chuan Kwek, A single-interaction step implementation of a quantum search in coupled micro-cavities, Europhysics Letters 89, 20005 (2010). A free copy can be found here.
Research Interests
  • Quantum optics
  • Implementations of quantum computing
  • Quantum simulations
PhD Position Available

Fully funded PhD Scholarships are available for 2015 The projects will involve the study of quantum dynamics and coherent control theory of quantum bits (qubits). The goal is to develop new techniques for quantum control of atomic systems which find ideal applications in quantum information processing devices (quantum computers, simulators, communication devices).

PostDoc Position Available
An available position for a PostDoc to join in the starting project on the theory of error compensation in quantum systems by external pulses. The position will be available in March 2015. The main goals include the design and implementation of composite pulse sequences which are a valuable tool for high-fidelity qubit operations in the presence of relatively strong noise. A fraction of time will also be available to carry out self-motivated and collaborative research in the environment of the Center for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.
Required A Ph.D. in quantum optics or quantum information; demonstrated initiative; and experience working in laser-matter interactions.