Our group focusses on Quantum Technologies. We make chips using state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques to study and utilize quantum effects in a wide variety of systems. For example, we look at nanomechanical resonators at millikelvin temperatures, where these are in their quantum groundstate. Yet their tiny zero-point motion can be measured using ultra-sensitive optomechanical techniques. Another important topic is integrated quantum optics, where photonic chips with functionality to generate, manipulate, and detect single photons are designed, made, and measured.

Collaborations

We are always looking for new collaborations. On campus, our group works closely together with the Walther Meißner Institute for Low Temperature Research (WMI), the Walter Schottky Institute (WSI), and its Center for Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (ZNN). We are part of the Munich Quantum Center (MQC) and the Center for Quantum Engineering (press release)

Funding