Thesis Titled: Experiments with single photons emitted by single atoms
Klemens Schüppert and Giovanni Cerchiari of our group received Erwin Schrödinger Center for Quantum Science & Technology (ESQ) Grants.
Giovanni's project will focus on the suppression of spontaneous emission of an atom by coupling its fluorescence light with an ultra-precise hemispherical mirror.
Klemens investigates new scalable ion trap technology based on the challenging exchange of RF- and DC-electrodes of a trap within the coherence time.
In collaboration with the theory group led by P. Zoller, we have implemented a novel method to simulate, for the first time, particle physics phenomena on up to 20 quantum bits. Furthermore, we demonstrated how the quantum simulator was able to check the quality of the result itself, which represents an important milestone in the field of quantum simulation. The work has now been published in Nature and opens the door to the simulation of previously intractable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics.
A photodetector converts light into an electrical signal, causing the light to be lost. Researchers led by Tracy Northup at the University of Innsbruck have now built a quantum sensor that can measure light particles non-destructively. It can be used to further investigate the quantum properties of light.
Quantum physicist Rainer Blatt has been elected foreign associate of the American National Academy of Sciences. This honour has so far only been conferred on very few Austrian scientists. With Rainer Blatt and Peter Zoller, two physicists from Innsbruck are now represented in this renowned institution.
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Quantum Optics and Spectroscopy
Institut für Experimentalphysik
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria