Optical Simulations

Optical Simulations

Bringing together the multitude of optical simulations in the diverse QuantumFrontiers research environment.


  • Networking on the topic of optical simulations, i.e. exchange on simulation tasks and methods, professional software and self-written algorithms, limitations and current work on pushing boundaries, on ways to improve precision and speed of an algorithm, and of course scientific findings.
  • Regular video conferences where members can introduce their work, used methods, obstacles in current tasks, and findings.


  • Optical simulations in a multitude of different backgrounds and applications.

Scientific Output

  • Publications

TG Members

  • Involved Members and their Relevant Expertise
    Members Institution Relevant Expertise
    Gudrun WannerAEIOptical Simulations; Space based gravitational wave detection; Precision Interferometry
    Guido MüllerAEIGravitational wave detection (space-based and ground-based)
    Gerhard HeinzelAEILaser Gradiometers; Optical Simulations
    Megha DaveAEIOptical simulations; Space-based gravitational wave detection; Diffraction; Optical Cross Talk
    Rodrigo García ÁlvarezAEIOptical simulations; Space-based gravitational wave detection; Imaging Optics
    Kevin WeberAEIWavefront characterization; Effect of wavefront characteristics on space interferometry
    Tim HaaseAEIOptical Simulations; IfoCAD; Source Code Management (Git/GitLab)
    Harald LückAEINext Generation Gravitational Wave Observatories; Sub-Standard Quantum Limit Interferometry
    David WuAEIGround based gravitational wave detectors; Sub-standard quantum limit interferometry; Optical simulations; Noise modelling
    Paul HapkeAEI10m Prototype, Finesse, higher order modes in interferometers and their effect on control system error signals
    Vitali MüllerAEILaser Ranging Intererometry for Gravimetric Missions, GRACE Follow-On Data Analysis,  Optical Simulations
    Michèle HeursAEISub-Standard Quantum Limit Interferometry; Non-classical Light; Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detection; Backaction-evading Techniques; Quantum Optomechanics
    Mariia MatiushechkinaAEIMicro-optomechanical resonators; Scattering processes in metamaterial structure; Optical vortex beam
    Gael KermarrecLUH / GIHTerrestrial Laser Scanner; atmospheric correlation;
    Boris ChichkovLUH / IQNanoscale Materials Processing
    Ernst M. RaselLUH / IQQuantum Gravimeters; Atom-Chip Based Gravimeters and Inertial Sensors
    Kai FryeLUH / IQUltracold atoms; Atom interferometry
    Naceur GaaloulLUH / IQQuantum Gases, Atom Interferometry; Inertial Sensing; Atom-Light Interactions
    Gabriel MüllerLUH / IQAtom Interferometry; Atom-Chip simulations; Atom-light interactions
    Stefan SeckmeyerLUH / IQAtom Interferometry; Atom-Light Interactions; Wavefront Aberrations
    Fei DingLUH / FKPsemiconductor optical structures
    Jingzhong YangLUH / FKPNano- and Micro- structure simulation; optical simulation; Quantum optics; Semiconductor
    Dietmar KrachtLZHAdvanced Light Sources; Precision Additive Manufacturing of Quantum Sensors; High power solid-state single frequency amplifiers
    Peter WeßelsLZHAdvanced Light Sources, Laser Development for next-generation GWDs
    Alexander KuhlPTBOptical Clock Networks; Free-Space Frequency Transfer
    Daniele NicolodiPTB space based interferometric GW detectors; optical frequency combs; optical frequency stability transfer;   photonic ultra-stable microwave generation; optical lattice clocks; ultra-stable optical resonators
    Stefanie KrokerPTB / TUBSWaveguides and Waveguide Arrays, Optical and Optomechanical Metasurfaces, Machine Learning, Multiphysics Simulations, Multiscale Aspects 
    Anastasiia SorokinaTUBSOptical simulations, waveguides, light-outcoupling systems, optics for ion traps quantum computers
    Liam Shelling-NetoTUBSMetasurfaces, Machine Learning, Ultrafast Surface Dynamics, Electron Diffraction
    Vladislav AgluschewitschTUBSLight/particle interaction at the micro and nano scale; Light emission from micro LEDs; Microlens simulation;
    Zhe LiuTUBSLumerical FDTD; electron energy loss spectrum; plasmon mode excitation of nanoparticles