Quantum-enhanced Sensing via Quantum Control (QuSCo) Innovative Training Network
funded by the European Commission (2017-2021) and coordinated by us
Quantum technologies aim to exploit quantum coherence and entanglement, the two essential elements of quantum physics. Successful implementation of quantum technologies faces the challenge to preserve the relevant nonclassical features at the level of device operation. It is thus deeply linked to the ability to control open quantum systems. The currently closest to market quantum technologies are quantum communication and quantum sensing.
Collaborative Research Center 1319 Extreme light for sensing and driving molecular chirality (ELCH)
funded by DFG (2018-2021)
This CRC focuses on the investigation of a microscopic quantum mechanical understanding of individual chiral molecules in the gas phase under perfectly defined experimental conditions. It employs the most advanced tools of experimental and theoretical gas phase atoms, molecular, and optical/quantum optical (AMO) physics for control and manipulation of chirality on the single-molecule level. With the help of extreme light, covering all relevant excitation regimes in terms of energy, intensity, and temporal resolution, it addresses the full chiral quantum system of electrons and nuclei in each individual molecule.
Scalable Molecular QuBits (SMolBits)
funded by the Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz (LOEWE) of the State of Hesse
The main goal is the development of a new nano technology platform for the realization of strongly interacting quantum systems based on molecular quantum bits integrated on a nano photonic chip.