We are fascinated by these research fields

  • Universal matter-wave interferometry:
    We are working on scalable concepts and universal beam splitters for quantum experiments with atoms, atomic and molecular clusters, tailored organic molecules, native biomolecules and nanoparticles.
  • Quantum physics at the interface to the classical world:
    We explore the mass and complexity limits of matter-wave interference, experimental quantum decoherence and interferometric tests of wave function collapse
  • Cluster physics for matter-wave interferometry:
    We are exploring advanced cluster sources and DUV laser technologies for high-mass interferometry.
  • Quantum measurements for physical chemistry:
    We use matter-wave interference fringes as quantum nanorulers to measure electric, magnetic, optical and structural and dynamic properties of delocalized molecules.
  • Quantum tools for biomolecular physics:
    We have realized matter-wave experiments with vitamins, antibiotics and polypeptides. For that purpose, we have developped ultra-fast biomolecular launch techniques.
  • Optomechanics for high-mass matter-wave interferometry:
    We exploit optical forces to achieve optical cooling of dielectric nanoparticles in high-finesse cavities to enable novel high-mass quantum experiments.
  • Quantum sensors for mass spectrometry:
    We are exploring superconducting nanowire detectors as in advanced mass spectroscopy
  • Single-photon charge control:
    We are exploring new avenues towards biomolecular beams with high control over their charge and motional state for new experiments in protein quantum optics.

 Latest News

19.02.2020
 

Our paper on "A fiber-based beam profiler for high-power laser beams in confined spaces and ultra-high vacuum" has been published in Optics Express!

17.02.2020
 

"Coriolis compensation via gravity in a matter-wave interferometer" got published in New Journal of Physics!

07.02.2020
 

The Austrian Science Funds has granted us a new project: Multiscale Cluster Interference (MUSCLE)

 

23.01.2020
 

"Quantum-Assisted Measurement of Atomic Diamagnetism" is now published in Physical Review X!

08.01.2020
 

With January 1st 2020, SuperMaMa has started. This is a new research & innovation action with a total volume of nearly 3 Million Euros project,...

11.12.2019
 

...of the 21st Century Nanoscience Handbook. A comprehensive review of recent nanoscience.