The Photonics group is lead by Prof. Gregor Weihs at the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck. We conduct research in quantum optics, nonlinear optics, the optics of semiconductor nanostructures, and in addition we perform experiments on the foundations of (quantum) physics.
Good MSc students are always welcome to embark on one of our exciting topics (German) and are encouraged to take the course component ("Forschungspraktikum" in our group to prepare them for the thesis research work. Foreign students beware: MSc students are not normally funded in Austria.
General applications of exceptionally qualified prospective PhD students and Post-Docs should be sent to . Internships are only considered for EU-nationals or applicants with a valid work visa for Austria.
2013-09-23: Lukas Einkemmer has been awarded a honorary prize by BMWF
2013-06-17: Ana Predojevic has been awarded a "promoting young scientists" prize by Univ. Innsbruck
2013-06-14: We congratulate Harishankar Jayakumar on his PhD. Thesis
2013-04-29: Thomas Kaufmann joins the group as a MSc student
2013-04-24: We congratulate Lukas Einkemmer on his Master Thesis
2013-04-17: We congratulate Daniel Föger on his Master Thesis
2013-02-04: Kaisa Laiho joins the group as a PostDoc
2013-01-16: We congratulate Benjamin Gschösser on his Master Thesis
2013-01-14: Benedikt Pressl joins the group as a PhD student
2012-10-23: We congratulate Benedikt Pressl on his Master Thesis
2012-10-15: Judith Wörle joins the group as a MSc student
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Most of our projects are concerned with the creation and applications of entanglement. For the creation of entangled photon pairs we employ semiconductor micro- and nanostructures such as quantum-well microcavities, quantum dots, and Bragg-reflection waveguides. In the future these could be integrated with lasers, active and passive optical elements and even detectors on a single chip. Our long term-goal is the quantum optics lab on a chip. In addition we pursue experiments on the foundations of quantum mechanics and in quantum communication, for example quantum key distribution. (read more...)