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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”.


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

Dienstag, 2015-10-27

Our article on 'Directional spontaneous emission and lateral Casimir-Polder force on an atom close to a nanofiber' was published in Physical Review A. Mehr