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The Photonics group is lead by Prof. Gregor Weihs at the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck. Our esearch in quantum optics and quantum information focuses on semiconductor nanostructures and on the foundations of (quantum) physics.

BSc/MSc theses, open positions

  • We offer topics for Bachelor theses (German).
  • Good MSc students are always welcome to embark on one of our exciting topics 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. For further information please contact us under
  • We participate in the doctoral program "Atoms, Light and Molecules".
  • 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.

News

2017-12-11: The Physics World (IOP) Breakthroughs of the Year 2017
                      [Top Ten: Three-photon interference measured at long last]
2017-11-06:
Peter Greilhuber joins the Group as a new MSc Student
2017-11-01:
Benedikt Pressl joins the Group as a new PostDoc
2017-10-30:
We congratulate Thomas Kauten on his PhD Thesis
2017-10-24:
We congratulate Benedikt Pressl on his PhD Thesis
2017-10-09:
Hannah Thiel joins the Group as a new MSc Student
2017-09-25: Sebastian Gstir joins the Group as a new PhD Student
2017-09-20: We congratulate Sebastian Gstir on his MSc Thesis
2017-08-31: Dr.Tobias Huber receives Anton-Paar-Physics-Prize 2017 [News]
2017-07-03: Mathias Sassermann & Denis Karpov join the Group as new PostDocs
2017-06-12: Alexander Schlager joins the Group as a new PhD Student
2017-05-22: We congratulate Alexander Schlager on his MSc Thesis
2017-04-25:
We congratulate Mathias Sassermann on his PhD Thesis
2017-04-11:
Three-Photon entanglement [news; German]
2017-04-03:
Lukas Kirchner & Georg S. Gruber join the Group as new MSc Students

News Archive

Research

Integrated Quantum PhotonicsMost 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...)

Current visitors

Thomas Jennewein [11.09.2017]
Konstantin Fehler [24.04.2017-28.04.2017]
Glenn Solomon [12.04.2017-15.04.2017]


Former visitors