Rainer Blatt Named 2023 Herbert Walther Award Recipient

Optica (formerly OSA), Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) have named Rainer Blatt, University of Innsbruck, Austria, the recipient of the 2023 Herbert Walther Award.

Armin Winkler receives his Masters

Congratulations, Armin!

Thesis Titled: Frequency Stabilization of a 729 nm Ti:Sa Laser for Qubit Manipulation in Trapped Calcium Ions

Welcome Michael Pfeifer

Welcome Pascal Wintermeyer

Welcome Tabea Stroinski

Welcome Tabea! Tabea Stroinski has joined the Distributed Quantum Systems team as a master student. Tabea will work on developing and characterising a universal set of quantum logic gates in a trapped-ion quantum network node. The broad goal is to find ways to combine quantum processing techniques with methods to entangle ions in different traps using photons. 

Welcome Peter Tirler

Welcome Peter! Before coming to Innsbruck, he completed his Bachelor and Master degree at ETH Zürich and wrote his Master thesis with Hartmut Haeffner at UC Berkeley, where he worked on the cooling and readout of electrons in a Paul trap. Now he will start working on the qudit project with Martin Ringbauer.

Welcome Tommaso Faorlin

Welcome Tommaso! He completed his Bachelor and Master studies at the University of Padova and carried out his Master thesis in the group of Markus Hennrich (Stockholm University). Specifically, he was involved in the realization of a single ion addressing system. In Innsbruck, he will be working on building up a new high-fidelity quantum processor.

Welcome Robert Freund

Welcome Robert! He completed his Bachelor and Master studies at Heidelberg University in the field of neutral Ultracold Gases. His Master thesis focused on the implementation of a optical dipole trap for lithium to create a ultracold lithium-cesium mixture. Now in Innsbruck he is joining the AQTION team.

Martin Meraner receives his PhD

Congratulations, Martin!

Thesis Title: A photonic quantum interface between trapped ions and the telecom C-Band