Entangled atoms shine in unison

A team led by experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms by observing their light emission. This fundamental demonstration could lead to the development of highly sensitive optical gradiometers for the precise measurement of the gravitational field or the earth's magnetic field.

Rainer Blatt interviewed for e-medida

"Revista Española de Metrología" (Spanish journal of metrology), has recently published an interview with Prof. Rainer Blatt on his webpage "e-medida". There he talks about the second quantum revolution and the future of quantum technologies in Europe. Read the interview here.



Multi-particle entanglement record

In an experiment realized in our laboratories at IQOQI Innsbruck, and in collaborations with scientists from Vienna and Ulm, we have demonstrated the largest entangled quantum register of individually controllable systems to date, consisting of a total of 20 quantum bits. 

Welcome Aurélien Fabre

Aurélien has joined the group for an internship. He is doing his masters at École Polytechnique in Paris, France. He will work on implementing Sisyphus cooling at the QSIM experiment.





Welcome Martin Ringbauer

Martin did his PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia and a postdoc at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, working on photonic quantum information processing, quantum foundations, and optomechanics. He will work as a postdoc in the quantum information team.

Laser Safety Calculator now online

We work with a variety of lasers in our lab. An important tool to keep ourselves save in the lab are the laser saftey goggles. These are however only each rated for certain wavelengths and powers.

To choose the right goggle for the right laser, we now have an online calculator available.

Welcome Manoj Joshi

Manoj has joined the group as a post-doc. He did his Ph.D. at Imperial College London, Great Britain, where he worked on Coherent dynamics of trapped ions in a Penning trap. He will work as a postdoc at the QSIM experiment.

Welcome Mahmood Irtiza Hussain!

Irtiza has joined the group as a post-doc. He received his Ph.D. from Griffith University, Australia, where he worked on engineering and integration of a high repetition rate, picosecond UV laser source with trapped ions for fast quantum logic operations. He will work as a postdoc in the ultrafast and precision lab.