We congratulate all students who graduated this year in the faculty of natural sciences. In particular all students which graduated from our group: Markus Brieden, Stefan Vorwerk, Maximilian Protte, Niklas Schröder and Frederik Thiele.
We congratulate Frederik Thiele who successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Opto-electronics for quantum communication at cryogenic temperatures" and was awarded the "Dr. rer. nat." degree by the Faculty of Science at Paderborn University.
Four people from our group contributed with posters at the European Quantum Technologies Conference in Hannover, Germany.
Nina Lange showed her work about "Cryogenic Degenerate Spontaneous Parametric Down-Conversion"
Frederik Thiele presented his poster titled "All-optical operation of a superconducting opto-electronic circuit"
Thomas Hummel showed a poster about "Cryogenic electronics for integrated SNSPDs"
Timon Schapeler presented his work…
We contributed with one presentation and one poster to the Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science Meeting in Tacoma, USA.
Maximilian Protte presented a poster about "Strong-Field Homodyne Detection with Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors".
Thomas Hummel presented at talk about "Gated- and optical biasing for SNSPDs".
Some of our group members joined the workshop "PHOTONICS FUTURE - Profound | Equal | Inclusive". This workshop was specifically aimed at female scientists, who gave insights into their work and career.
For more information visit the TRR142 website here.
On the 2nd and 3rd of October, Thomas Hummel visited the University of Iowa hosted by assistant Prof. R. Uppu from the "Quantum Light Control Lab". During this time there were various lab-tours and many discussions. Thomas also gave a guest lecture about the operation and control of SNSPDs.
In our publication, we explored a technique to operate an SNSPD all-optically at cryogenic temperatures. SNSPDs are superconducting single-photon detectors required for quantum optical measurements. Cryogenic operation temperatures are needed for these single photon sensitive devices. Typically, superconducting detectors are operated in a cryostat. Coaxial cables are then used to transmit power and signals between the cryogenic detector and the…
Beginning of the week we had our Summer-Event. Most of our group met at the Lippesee and everyone brought some food and snacks. Besides enjoing the nice weather and food, some of us also went swimming. We ended with a competitive match of Ultimate Frisbee, after which everyone was exhausted.
In a short video Nina Lange explains how sum frequency generation works. If you are interested, you can check it out on our YouTube channel.
More information (in German) can be found in this news article from the Institute for Photonic Quantum Systems (PhoQS).
In our paper, we demonstrate the generation of degenerate photon pairs from spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC) in titanium-indiffused waveguides in lithium niobate at cryogenic temperatures. We characterize the indistinguishability of our photons with a Hong-Ou-Mandel interference measurement. We show sufficient understanding and control of the cryogenic nonlinear process, which has wider implications when combining quasi-phase-matched…
We congratulate Maximilian Protte who successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Building Blocks for Integrated Homodyne Detection with Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors" and was awarded the "Dr. rer. nat." degree by the Faculty of Science at Paderborn University.
Our group members Nina Lange and Timon Schapeler visited the Quantum 2.0 conference in Denver, Colorado this year. As the name suggests, the conference covered toptics such as quantum communication networks, quantum sensors, quantum computing, and more. Between the sessions and in the conference breaks a lot of fruitful conversations were held.
Nina presented a poster on: "Cryogenic Degenerate Spontaneous Parametric Down-Conversion"