Info for students

We are always looking for motivated master students to join our team. Here are some of the experiments we are working on:

  • Entanglement, Quantum Communication, and Tests of Quantum Physics
    Building new sources of entanglement, distribution of entanglement over long distances, implementing entanglement swapping and work towards implementing next-generation quantum networks. The sources built will be the basis for future quantum networks to connect quantum computers and quantum sensors, and we will aim to couple the entanglement to macroscopic objects in the future to enable tests of the foundations of quantum physics.
  • Advanced Quantum Communication Protocols
    Using state-of-the-art equipment to test advanced quantum communication protocols like entanglement distribution, entanglement-based quantum key distribution (QKD), and realizing measurement-device-independent QKD using superconducting nanowire detectors to allow for the safe and high-speed distribution of quantum keys to connect distant communication partners in Slovenia and in neighboring countries.
  • Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) and Quantum Networks
    Implement state-of-the-art QKD setups and demonstrators. Collaborate closely with partners at other research facilities (IJS), and in industry to create a Slovene QKD network, to take first steps towards reliable applications of quantum technology in Slovenia, and to integrate it with similar networks in neighboring EU countries.
  • Quantum optomechanics with optically trapped particles
    Quantum optomechanics allows to control the motion of massive objects using light, and to transfer quantum states of light to quantum states of mechanical motion. Optical trapping allows to implement such systems without the need for mechanical support structures. This does not only allow minimizing decoherence via interactions with the environment, it also allows to study the quantum evolution massive objects in free fall. Quantum optomechanics promises novel applications e.g. in quantum sensing, quantum memories and quantum transducers, but it also allows for testing the foundations of quantum physics with increasingly massive objects.

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Schematic of entanglement distribution via space.