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


2018-04-13: Katharina Isser (pupil internship)  receives an award by FFG [News] (German)
Julian Münzberg joins the Group as a new PhD Student
2018-01-23: We congratulate Silke Auchter on her MSc Thesis
2017-12-11: The Physics World (IOP) Breakthroughs of the Year 2017
                      [Top Ten: Three-photon interference measured at long last]
Peter Greilhuber joins the Group as a new MSc Student
Benedikt Pressl joins the Group as a new PostDoc
We congratulate Thomas Kauten on his PhD Thesis
We congratulate Benedikt Pressl on his PhD Thesis
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]

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Thesis & lab course projects, positions, and internships

  • Individual lab course projects (German) are available for enrolled students (Laborpraktikum der Experimentalphysik: Optik (704104)) .
  • Master's students enrolled in our program are welcome to embark on one of our exciting thesis projects.
    Foreign students beware: There is no regular funding available for MSc students in Austria.
  • 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.


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...)


Rudolf Bratschitsch [17.4.2018]

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