The MQO group studies fundamental physics and develops quantum applications with quantum states of light at the mesoscopic scale, which is underpinned by enabling technology. Mesoscopic quantum optical states consist of several 10, 100 and 1000 non-classically distributed photons. From a fundamental perspective, these can be used to explore quantum physics at energy scales that are visible to the naked eye, bringing some of the highly counterintuitive phenomena of quantum mechanics to a human scale. In addition, this scale is crucial for demonstrating true quantum improvement over classical systems in many areas, including metrology, computation and communication.
In this context, the MQO group's research can be divided into three sub-areas: Development of the enabling technology for mesoscopic quantum optics, fundamental physics with mesoscopic quantum states, and applications of mesoscopic quantum optics. Learn more on our research page.
In August 2022 we organized a seminar for our group in the mountains of austria. For a week we stayed in the Ravensburger Hut at almost 2000-meter altitude located close to Langen am Arlberg. You can find more information here.