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

TU Wien - Atominstitut
Stadionallee 2
1020 Wien

Nanofaserbasierte Quantennetzerweke

In a new project, we plan to establish nanofier-based atom-light interfaces as quantum-enabled fier-optical components for quantum information processing and communication. The key ingredient is a nanofiber-based optical dipole trap which stores cold atoms in the evanescent fild around the nanofier [1,2]. In this evanescently oupled atom-waveguide-system, even a few hundred atoms are already optically dense for near-resonant photons propagating through the nanofier.

The fist goal of this project is to realize effient quantum memories which allow one to directly store and retrieve the quantum state of fier-guided photons. Furthermore, nanofier-coupled atoms can provide a strong optical non-linearity. The second goal of this project is to explore and to  maximize this non-linearity until it prevails down to the single photon level. This would then enable optical quantum switches and photon-photon quantum gates which are essential for implementing deterministic optical quantum computation. The final goal is to interconnect these components in order to demonstrate different quantum network applications, such as highly effient photon counting, heralded entanglement of two fiber-coupled quantum memories, and a non-linear interaction between two single-photon pulses.




Senior / Post-Doc

Prof. Arno Rauschenbeutel
Dr. Christoph Clausen
Dr. Philipp Schneeweiß
Dr. Jürgen Volz

PhD Students

Adarsh Prasad
Jakob Hinney

Master Students

Martin Blaha
Sam Rind

From left to right: Jürgen Volz, Philipp Schneeweiß, Adarsh Prasad, Arno Rauschenbeutel, Sam Rind, Jakob Hinney, Christoph Clausen, Martin Blaha; May 2016