HYBRID: Artificial Atoms, Nanophotonics, and Quantum Control – Ingredients for the Quantum Internet

A lecture in the "Physics & Pizza" series (held in English)

Mo, 09.05.2022 18:15  –   Mo, 09.05.2022 20:15
Dr. Tim Schröder, Dr. Tim Schröder
Magnus-Haus Berlin
Am Kupfergraben 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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Topic: Quantum networks enable communication that is physically secure against cyber-attacks, as well as the ability to connect quantum computers. A central resource for such networks are optically active spin qubits. For this, artificial atoms in diamond satisfy two key requirements: they can serve as a quantum memory and can transfer the stored information to single photons that can travel through telecommunication fibres. Together, this enables the realisation of quantum repeaters that can overcome losses in these fibres — the fundamental requirement to build long-distance networks. In this presentation I will introduce the idea of quantum networking and our contribution to developing quantum repeaters using artificial atoms, nanophotonics, and quantum control with the goal to enable the future quantum internet.

CV: Tim Schröder is leading the Integrated Quantum Photonics Group at the Department of Physics at Humboldt-University and the Joint Lab for Diamond Nanophotonics at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut since October 2018. He received his Doctorate degree with distinction from Humboldt-University in 2012 awarded with the Carl-Ramsauer-Preis of the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin. As postdoc at MIT (2012–2016) his research focused on quantum control of spin defect centres in diamond nanostructures. As Assist. Prof. at the Niels Bohr Institute (2016–2018) he developed quantum dot spin control experiments. Funded by an ERC St. Gr., a BMBF Quantum Futur grant, and other collaborative BMBF and Einstein Foundation projects his group focusses on solid-state spin–photon interfaces for the realisation of quantum information processing.

Following the lecture, there will be a get-together where participants can exchange ideas with each other over pizza and drinks in the Remise and the garden of the Magnus-Haus.

The event is sponsored by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.