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Research Group "Photonik, Univ. Innsbruck"
(Univ.Prof. Dr. Gregor Weihs)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Weihs
First name(s):Gregor
Title:Univ.Prof. Dr.
Position:Professor für Photonik
Institution:
Institution:University of Innsbruck
Organizational unit:Institut für Experimentalphysik
Street address:Technikerstraße 25/4
Postal code:6020
City:Innsbruck
Mail:gregor.weihs(at)uibk.ac.at
Homepage:http://www.uibk.ac.at/exphys/photonik/
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Quantum Optics and Atomic Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Experimental physics (103008)
  • Optics (103021)
  • Quantum mechanics (103025)
  • Quantum optics (103026)
  • Semiconductor physics (103011)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:03.04.2013
Data acquisition period:from: 2007   up to including: 2012
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
14 Persons
Zoltán Vörös
Ana Predojevic
Kaisa Laiho
Harishankar Jayakumar
Patrick Mai
Thomas Günthner
Tobias Huber
Matthias Sassermann
Thomas Kauten
Benedikt Pressl
Lukas Einkemmer
Daniel Föger
Judith Wörle
Thomas Kaufmann
Full-time equivalents:9
Percentage project-funded:80
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:21
Number of publications:20
Five most important publications:
  1. Rolf Horn, Payam Abolghasem, Bhavin J. Bijlani, Dongpeng Kang, A. S. Helmy, and Gregor Weihs, A monolithic source of photon pairs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 153605 (2012).
  2. P. Mai, B. Pressl, M. Sassermann, Z. Vörös, G. Weihs, C. Schneider, A. Löffler, S. Höfling, and A. Forchel, Multi-dimensional laser spectroscopy of exciton-polaritons with spatial light modulators, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 072109 (2012). arXiv:1201.0267.
  3. U. Sinha, C. Couteau, T. Jennewein, R. Laflamme, and G. Weihs, Ruling out multi-order interference in quantum mechanics, Science 329, 418-421 (2010).
  4. H. Jayakumar, A. Predojevi?, T. Huber, T. Kauten, G. S. Solomon, and G. Weihs, Deterministic Photon Pairs and Coherent Optical Control of a Single Quantum Dot, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 135505 (2013).
  5. C. Erven, C. Couteau, R. Laflamme & G. Weihs, Entangled quantum key distribution over two free-space optical links, Opt. Express 16, 16840-16853 (2008).
Awards:
  • Early Researcher Award, Ontario, Canada (2007)
  • Canada Research Chair in Quantum Photonics (2007)
  • ERC Starting Grant (2010)
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Berufungsmittel 2008; Universität Innsbruck
  • Uni-Infrastruktur IV; Universität Innsbruck
  • Startup Funds; University of Waterloo; $350.000,00
  • Science Graduate Incentive; University of Waterloo; $20.000,00
Competitive projects:
  • Laboratory for the Characterization and Application of New Sources of Entanglement
    Infrastructure Operating Fund
    Canada Foundation for Innovation; $37.499,00
  • Laboratory for the Characterization and Application of New Sources of Entanglement
    New Opportunities
    Canada; $385.000,00
  • Quantum Cryptography Test Bed
    Leaders Opportunity Fund
    Canada; $353.560,00
  • From Nano Structures to Quantum Information Processing: A Technology Incubator for the 21st Century
    Leading Edge Fund
    Canada; $1.629.466,44
  • From Nano Structures to Quantum Information Processing: A Technology Incubator for the 21st Century
    Quantum Information Processing
    Canada; $132.500,00
  • From Nano Structures to Quantum Information Processing: A Technology Incubator for the 21st Century
    Request for Manufacturing Resources
    Canada; $28.000,00
  • Canada Research Chairs in Quantum Photonics
    Tier II
    Canada; $500.000,00
  • Nanostructured Single and Entangled Photon Sources for Quantum Information Processing
    Nanotechnology Intitiative
    Canada; $180.000,00
  • New Tools for Photonic Entanglement
    Discovery Grant
    Canada; $215.000,00
  • Periodic Waveguides for Quantum Communication
    Research Tools and Instruments Grant
    Canada; $145.495,75
  • Free-Space Quantum Cryptography Systems for Next Generation Communication Networks
    Strategic Project Grant
    Canada; $60.000,00
  • Quantum information processing on a chip
    Strategic Project Grant
    Canada; $36.000,00
  • Entangled photon sources for quantum technologies
    Collaborative Project
    Canada; $150.000,00
  • Quantum Communication
    Early Researcher Award
    Canada; $150.000,00
  • Free-Space Quantum Key Distribution
    Themes B, C
    QuantumWorks; $156.000,00
Funded awards:
  • ERC Starting Grant 2010:
    EnSeNa
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Quellen verschränkter Photonenpaare
  • Quantenpunkte
  • Exziton-Polaritonen
  • Quantenkryptographie
  • Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Quellen verschränkter Photonenpaare
  • Quantenpunkte
  • Exziton-Polaritonen
  • Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
2 doctor's theses
  1. R. Horn, "Waveguide sources of Photon Pairs", University of Waterloo, 2011
  2. C. Erven, "On Experimental Quantum Communication and Cryptography", University of Waterloo, 2012
Diploma and master theses:
9 theses
  1. C. Erven, "Free-space quantum key distribution", University of Waterloo, 2007
  2. D. Smith, "Entangled Photon Pairs from PPKTP", University of Waterloo, 2009
  3. P. Cristofolini, "Towards Entangled Photon Pairs in a Planar Microcavity", Universität Innsbruck, 2010
  4. I. Söllner, "Pulsed Sagnac-interferometer-based source of polarization entangled photons", Universität Innsbruck, 2010
  5. T. Huber, "Measurement and Modification of Biexciton-Exciton Time Correlations from and InAs Quantum Dot", Universität Innsbruck, 2011
  6. S. Grabher, "Pulsed Sagnac Source of Polarisation-Entangled Photon Pairs", Universität Innsbruck, 2012
  7. M. Sassermann, "Spatial light modulator based spectroscopy of microcavity polaritons", Universität Innsbruck, 2012
  8. B. Pressl, "Computational Photonics: FDTD-Simulation Concepts for Nonlinear Optics of Integrated Semiconductor Devices and Fast Holography on the GPU", Universität Innsbruck, 2012
  9. B. Gschösser, "Testing Born's rule by searching for higher order interference using a three path interferometer", Universität Innsbruck 2012
International networking:
  • Ana Predojevic, Lise-Meitner-Stipdendium
  • EU-Canada Mobility Grant
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