AG Schuck

Integrated Quantum Technology

TaO-nanophotonics

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Our work on tantalum pentoxide-on-insulator as a new nanophotonics platform for integrated quantum technology is published in Optics Express.
Congratulations to Lukas, Martin & Thomas!

Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2020

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Martin will present our group's work at CLEO 2020 in San Jose (USA). We got papers on our tantalum pentoxide work (SM30.4) and the SNSPD-array (SM40.5, together with the QuPAD-Team) accepted, both of which Martin will present in the "Quantum Integrated Photonics I & II" sessions, respectively. 
Martin's conference trip to California will be supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), who selected him in a competitive process! Congratulations!

Quantum Technologies in North Rhine-Westphalia

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The NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonic.NRW state cluster (NMWP.NRW) features efforts in quantum technologies within the state of North Rhine Westphalia in their biannual magazine: check out the article about our work on pages 58-59 of the NMWP-Magazin 01.2020.

Matvey's & Martin's work published in Nature Communications!

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The year is off to a good start: Matvey's and Martin's work on phase-slip processes in YBCO nanowires was published in Nature Communications!

We observe energy level quantization in a high-temperature superconductor with finite critical current for the first time. Our nanowires reach quality factors in excess of 10 billion and excited state lifetimes of more than 20 ms, which are exciting prospects for future implementations of superconducting quantum computers that will need to execute very large numbers of gate operations.

We further observe that the absorption of single-photons in our YBCO-nanowires changes their quantum state, which we hope to exploit in future high-temperature superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs).

The results are featured on AAAS EurekAlert!, phys.org, pro-physik.de, the FZJ News and the WWU News!

Martin & Jonas awarded with Cells in Motion Pilot Project!

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Congrats to Martin and AG Schuck alumnus Jonas for being awarded their own funding for a Pilot Project on "Confocal microscope imaging of immune cells using superconducting single-photon detectors" within the Cells in Motion (CiM) interfaculty center!  The project will be conducted in collaboration with Linda Groeneweg from the AG Alonso Gonzalez at the Insitute for Immunology.

DPG-Spring Meeting 2020

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This year work from the AG Schuck will be presented at all three DPG Spring Meetings! We have a total of 11 contributions.

At the DPG Spring Meeting of the Atomic, Molecular, Plasma Physics and Quantum Optics Section (SAMOP) in Hannover, March 08.-13., Martin (Q27.1, Q43.7), Matthias (Q27.3), Marco (Q43.8) , Philip (Q46.5) and Jan (Q46.6, together with AG Reiter) will have oral contributions and Martin (Q13.31), Alexander (Q54.30) and Roland (Q54.31) will present posters.

At the DPG Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM) in Dresden, March 15.-20., Carsten (HL.26.1) has an invited talk in the Focus Session on Integrated Quantum Photonics.

And at the 84. Annual Meeting of DPG and DPG Spring Meeting of the Matter and Cosmos Section (SMuK) in Bonn, March 30. - April 3., AG Schuck alumnus and current MiReQu project partner Paul (AG Heusler) has an oral contribution (DD5.3).

Kick-off Meeting of Project MiReQu

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In collaboration with the AG Heusler, the AG Pernice, Prof. Reinhard Schulz-Schaeffer and Jonas Lauströer at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg (HAW, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg) we will investigate Mixed Reality Learning Environments to promote professional competence development in quantum technologies (MiReQu - Mixed Reality Lernumgebungen zur Förderung fachlicher Kompetenzentwicklung in den Quantentechnologien). The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the end of 2022.

Raith micrograph award for Martin!

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Martin's micrograph of a waveguide integrated superconducting nanowire single photon detector device was selected for one of the Raith micrograph awards. Congratulations Martin!

Martin and Matthias presenting at SPW 2019

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Martin and Matthias are presenting our work on waveguide-integrated MoSi-SNSPDs and the QuPAD-project at the Single-Photon Workshop 2019 in Milano. Check out their posters in case you are around!

Helge's & Alexander's paper is published!

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Our joint publication with the group of Wolfram Pernice on efficient and broadband optical fiber-chip interfaces produced in 3D direct laser writing is now published in Optics Letters. Check it out!

Sign the Petition!

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In times where a growing number of people, including political leadership, question the scientific method, the EU Commission plans to withdraw explicit representation of "Research" and "Education" from their Portfolio. If you want to join in supporting large parts of Europe's scientific community asking the Presidents of the European Parliament and the European Commission to reconsider their plans, please sign this petition.

New closed-cycle cryostat

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Today our partners from Entropy installed a new closed-cycle He-cryostat in our labs at the Center for SoftNanoscience (SoN). The system will be used for developing waveguide-integrated Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors for the QuPAD-project (QuPAD).

QuPAD project in the news

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Our project on ultrafast quantum key distribution on parallel detection channels (QuPAD), for which we collaborate with PicoQuant (Berlin) and Entropy (Munich),  funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is in the news: Check it out!

Welcome Prof. Yoshioka!

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We welcome Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Yoshioka from the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering (ISEE) at Kyushu University, Japan! Prof. Yoshioka is supported by the program "Progress 100, Global Leadership Training for Young Researchers" and will work with us on integrating Lasers on nanophotonic chips. Welcome Professor Yoshioka!

Student intern

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Bashar Alabdo from the Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium in Münster spent two weeks with us as part of his work placement (Betriebspraktikum). We were happy to have you!

Review on waveguide-integrated SNSPDs

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Simone's review on waveguide-integrated superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPD) was published in Nanophotonics. Check out the open access article for all you ever wanted to know about SNSPD integrated with nanophotonic devices.

Welcome Alexander Eich

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Alexander Eich joins the group as PhD-student. Welcome Alexander!

Welcome Matthias Häußler

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Matthias Häußler joins the group as PhD-student. Welcome Matthias!

Moving into the SoN

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Our group is expanding into brand new office and laboratory spaces in the recently opened Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN).

Arrival of our Sputter System

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Our new UHV Magnetron Sputter System arrived safely in Münster. It will become part of the Münster Nanofabrication Facility MNF. Happy sputtering!

SNSPD workshop

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We are happy to announce the 683rd WE-Heraeus-Seminar on the "Physics and Applications of Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors", which we are co-organizing with Tim Bartley (Paderborn), Aleksandr Korneev (Moscow) and Döndü Sahin (Bristol). The 5-day workshop will take place from November 12.-16. 2018 at the Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef (Germany) and is generously supported by the Wilhelm & Else Heraeus Foundation. We will have a very exciting program and invite postdocs and Phd-students to submit abstracts until June 30th!

Welcome Martin Wolff!

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Martin Wolff joins the group as PhD-student. Welcome Martin!

Blockchain

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Jun.-Prof. N. Guggenberger of Münster's Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law (ITM) and the RWTÜV-Stiftung invite for an event discussing opportunities, legislation and regulation of Blockchain technology on November 7th at Erbdrostenhof Münster. We will also be discussing how quantum technology could affect Blockchain implementations: register here!
Read a news article about how the event went: here!

Highlights der Physik

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Visit us at the "Highlights der Physik" science fair from September 19.-23. on Münster's Schlossplatz!
In collaboration with The Institute of Photonic Sciences - ICFO (Barcelona, Spain) and qutools GmbH (Munich, Germany) we are presenting an interactive experiment where you can test the predictions of quantum physics yourself!

Game on!
Game on! Visit us at the Highlights der Physik - Exhibition and test the predictions of quantum theory. Try to generate randomness and we will translate your input into live measurement settings on entangled photons that nature couldn't possibly predict. Who is right: Niels Bohr or Albert Einstein? Find out at booth S9!
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Opening for a PhD-position

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We are looking for a new PhD candidate to work on nanophotonics and superconducting single-photon detectors: check out our Jobs section and apply before September 3rd!

Winners of the Physicists Feud!

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The AG Schuck achieves eternal glory at the "Physicists Feud"! Congratulations Philip, René, Rene, Matthias and our guest star Wolfram on winning the cup!

Philip secures travel funds from the DAAD!

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Philip receives his own funding from the PROMOS program of the DAAD (German academic exchange service) for traveling to a summer school. Congratulations!

PhD-Position and Master-Thesis projects avaialble!

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We have openings for a PhD-Position and Master-Thesis projects. The PhD-work will be concerned with waveguide-coupled superconducting single-photon detectors and nano-photonic quantum circuits. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for Open PhD Fellowships from the Graduate School "Molecules and Interfaces" (GSMI). The application deadline is April 30, 2017. Several Master-Thesis projects are available both for physics and Lehramt/didactics students. Check out our Jobs section and contact us!

Discussing quantum computing at the Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law (ITM)

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Carsten speaks at the ITM (Faculty of law) about how quantum computers affect IT-security.  Thank you Prof. N. Guggenberger for the invitation and the interesting discussion across faculty boundaries!

Welcome Philip Schrinner!

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Philip Schrinner (MSc.) from the RWTH Aachen joins the group as PhD-student. Welcome Philip!

Inaugural lecture of Jun.-Prof. Doris Reiter & Jun.-Prof. Carsten Schuck.

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Jun.-Prof. Doris Reiter and Jun.-Prof. Carsten Schuck give their inaugural lectures at the Department Colloquium.
Doris presents her work on "Ultrafast optics in nano-structured solids" and
Carsten speaks about "Integrated Quantum Photonics on Silicon Chips".

Discussing Nanotechnology with political leaders.

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During a visit to ASML Inc. Carsten meets with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker, German Secretary of State Dr. Georg Schütte and fellow physicist & German Chancellor Angela Merkel.