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Engineering, manipulation and characterization of Quantum States of matter and light

Engineering, manipulation and characterization of Quantum States of matter and light

Objective

The proposed network will develop general theoretical and experimental techniques for engineering, manipulating and characterizing quantum states of matter and light. Realistic quantum technologies will require broad and robust mastery ofthese basic capabilities.
The network will thus apply universally applicable principles of control theory and atomic and optical physics to a broad range of physical systems of varying complexity. It will move recent advances in pure science toward practical utility, by expanding and optimizing our control over quantum systems, to achieve desired results most efficiently and extract maximal information from measurements. The network will combine the experimental and theoretical expertise of leading groups working on quantum op tics, single-atom cavity quantum electrodynamics, ion traps, Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices, optimal control theory, quantum dots, and interaction of light with atomic ensembles. Groups will employ overlapping methods, such as resonant and adiabatic techniques, optimal control procedures, and measurement-based feedback approaches. They will solve comparable problems in preparing specific non-trivial quantum states of matter and light, transferring quantum properties between matter and light, and demonstrating these achievements by characterizing quantum states tomographically.
The network will train both early-stage and experienced researchers, who will visit multiple network sites, and benefit from the network's broad international perspective in gaining scientific expertise as well as valuable complementary skills. They will organize and conduct a Young European Physicists meeting, and attend an open summer school, annual network meetings, plus three unique mini-schools. The mini-schools will combine tutorial courses in quantum engineering with practical problem solving sessions for sharing experience gained in the network, and so foster transfer of knowledge among researchers at all levels.

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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Address

Gottlieb-Daimler-Strasse
Kaiserslautern

Germany

Administrative Contact

Klaas BERGMANN (Prof.)

Participants (12)

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CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE SCIENZE FISICHE DELLA MATERIA

Italy

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

FOUNDATION FOR THEORETICAL AND COMPUTIONAL PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS

Bulgaria

FUNDACAO PRIVADA INSTITUT DE CIENCES FOTONIQUES

Spain

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Austria

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET ULM

Germany

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Israel

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 35369

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 618 044

  • EU contribution

    € 4 394 997

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany