Quantum Interfaces Group


The Quantum Interfaces group is led by Prof. Tracy Northup at the University of Innsbruck's Institute for Experimental Physics. In our labs, we investigate how to transfer quantum states between light and matter, based on the interactions between single atoms, photons, and phonons. These fundamental physics experiments have applications for emerging quantum technologies, and in particular, for future quantum networks.


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Florian Goschin

December 01, 2020
Welcome to Florian Goschin!
Florian received his Master in Physics at the LMU Munich, where he developed a technique to perform temperature measurements on the nanoscale using plasmonic particles. Now he has joined the nanospheres experiment as a PhD student. His focus is on studying the coupling of the ion - nanoparticle hybrid system to an optical cavity to achieve cooling towards the quantum ground state.

SimonBaier

November 02, 2020
Welcome to Simon Baier!
Simon finished his PhD study at the University of Innsbruck in 2018. As an Erwin-Schrödinger Fellow in the project “Spins in Diamond for a Quantum network” he moved to TU Delft. During the return year of his fellowship he now joins the group to work on remote ion-ion entanglement.

Pritom Paul

November 02, 2020
Welcome to Pritom Paul!
Pritom has studied his Master at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology and he has joined the group as PhD student. He will work on the project "Mems-based devices for trapped-ion quantum network nodes".

Katharina Heidegger

August 10, 2020
Welcome to Katharina Heidegger!
Katharina has joined the nanospheres experiment as a master's student. She will study and implement a novel optical imaging technique for enhancing our particle’s detection efficiency.

Dmitry Bykov

July 31, 2020
Congratulations to Dmitry Bykov
on receiving an ESQ Discovery Project grant! Dmitry was awarded a grant by the Erwin Schrödinger Center for Science and Technology for his upcoming project on sympathetic detection and cooling of nanoparticles levitated in a Paul trap.

Klemens Schueppert Defensio

July 27, 2020
Congratulations to Klemens Schüppert on his PhD thesis! Klemens's thesis is titled "Quantum Interface - A fiber cavity perpendicular to a linear ion trap".

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