AG Schuck

Integrated Quantum Technology

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!

Philip's & Jan's paper is published!

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Our joint publication with the group of Doris Reiter, featuring Philip's work on photonic crystal cavities for integrating quantum emitters into nanophotonic networks, is now published in Advanced Quantum Technologies. Check it out!

The results are also featured on the WWU News and on idw!

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!


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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!

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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!


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!


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.


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.