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Head of the group:

Prof. Dr. Arno Rauschenbeutel
Tel.: +43-1-58801-141761
Fax: +43-1-58801-9141761
Room number: ZB 01 01

TU Wien - Atominstitut
Stadionallee 2
1020 Vienna

Thinner than light...  

The research group "Applied Quantum Physics" works with glass fibers having a diameter smaller than the wavelength of the guided light. The special properties of these glass fibers make them suitable for using them as a “quantum laboratory”.


Donnerstag, 2017-01-26

Nature Review published

In a collaboration with the Zoller group from Innsbruck and the Lodahl group from Copenhagen we published the review paper 'Chiral Quantum Optics' in the latest 'Nature' issue. Follow the link for the TU Wien press release (German). Mehr

Mittwoch, 2016-12-21

Quantum Circulator published

Our work on a quantum optical circulator was published in Science: M. Scheucher et al., 'Quantum optical circulator controlled by a single chirally coupled atom', DOI: 10.1126/science.aaj2118 Mehr

Dienstag, 2016-10-04

New PhD students

Martin Blaha and Luke Masters have joined our group as PhD students. Welcome on board! Mehr

Freitag, 2016-09-30

Poster Prize

Dr. Adèle Hilico has been awarded the second prize in the poster competition at the conference FOMO - Frontiers of Matter-Wave Optics. Congratulations! Mehr

Dienstag, 2016-07-19


Dr. Sarah Skoff was awarded with a Lise-Meitner-Fellowship by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Congratulations! Mehr

Mittwoch, 2016-06-01

Dr. Jan Petersen wins ESG-Nano-Prize

Jan Petersen was awarded a ESG-Nano-Prize of the Erwin Schrödinger Society for Nanosciences for his work "Chiral nanophotonic waveguide interface based on spin-orbit interaction of light" which was published in Science 346, 67 (2014). Congratulations! Mehr

Dienstag, 2016-04-05

Dr. Alexandre Dareau joins our group

Dr. Alexandre Dareau joined our group as a PostDoc. He obtained his PhD at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel in the group of Fabrice Gerbier working on 'Coherent manipulation of an ytterbium Bose-Einstein condensate on the "clock" transition'. He will be working on the nanofiber-based atom trap. Welcome! Mehr

Montag, 2016-01-25

Our paper 'Nanofiber-based all-optical switches' appeared in Phys. Rev. A. 93, 013849 Mehr

Dienstag, 2015-12-15

Dr. Adele Hilico was awarded with a Lise-Meitner-Fellowship by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Adarsh Shankar Prasad was awarded with a doctoral fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Congratulations! Mehr

Montag, 2015-12-14

Our paper 'Nanophotonic Optical Isolator Controlled by the Internal State of Cold Atoms' was published in Phys. Rev. X 5, 041036 Mehr