Research in the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers

Light and Matter at the Quantum Frontier

RELEVANT FIELDS OF RESEARCH

Gravitational Wave Detection

  • Non-classical light and quantum optomechanics

  • Nano-structured mirrors

Nano- and Quantum Engineering

  • Electrical quantum effects
  • NanoLight
  • TrapFab for quantum chips

Fundamental Physics

  • Variation of fundamental constants
  • Quantum objects in gravity
  • Entangled many-body quantum systems

Geodesy and Gravimetry

  • Gravimetry with light and matter waves
  • Relativistic geodesy with clocks

OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM

The QuantumFrontiers research program is organized into two research areas:

These two research areas consist of research units that represent all of the research topics of our consortium. Using these RUs as foundational pillars, we work together within in QuantumFrontiers via intersectional Topical Groups to drive new science collaborations and new activities. 

Topical Groups

QUANTUM- AND NANO-ENGINEERING OF LIGHT

  • Twisted Light
  • Single Photons
  • Controlling Light at the Nanoscale
  • Quantum Opto-Mechanics
  • Non-classical PhotonicStates
  • Laser Development

QUANTUM- AND NANO-ENGINEERING OF MATTER

  • Coupling of Atoms and Photons
  • Topological Systems
  • Many-body Quantum States and Transport
  • Quantum Electrical Standards
  • Atom Interferometry

PRECISION MEASUREMENTS

  • Tests of Fundamental Physics
  • Quantum Metrological Triangle
  • Sub-standard Quantum Limit Interferometry
  • Relativistic Geodesy
  • Quantum Gravimetry and Inertial Sensing
  • Quantum Computation and Simulation

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

  • Regional TrapFab Facility
  • Optical Clock Networks
  • Quantum Sensors
  • Laser Gradiometers
  • Electron Microscopy