Quantum Information is a hot topic in physics that is interesting both from a fundamental perspective and for several ground breaking potential applications.
Experimental quantum information research aims at controlling and utilizing quantum mechanical systems for development of new technology.
We are specializing in a specific class of materials, namely crystals doped with rare earth ions. Our vision is to realize an efficient quantum memory as well as a scalable quantum computer using these crystals.
a) An yttrium orthosilicate crystal (YSO) next to a Euro coin.
b) Yan Ying aligning the 370nm laser system.