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Research Group "Experimentalphysik, Univ. Innsbruck"
(O.Univ.Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Blatt
First name(s):Rainer
Title:O.Univ.Prof. Dr.
Institution:University of Innsbruck
Organizational unit:Institut für Experimentalphysik
Street address:Technikerstraße 25
Postal code:6020
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Quantum Optics and Atomic Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Quantum optics (103026)
  • Spectroscopy (also: molecule -) (1248)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:27.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
24 Persons
Dr. Julio Barreiro
Dr. Michael John Brownnutt
DI Birgit Brandstätter
Mag. Sebastian Gerber
Diana Habicher
Dr. Wolfgang Hänsel
Dr. Michael Chwalla
Dipl.Phys. Max Harlander
Dipl.Phys. Cornelius Hempel
Dr. Markus Hennrich
Dr. Gabriel Hetet
DI Muir Kumph
Mag. Gerhard Kirchmair
Regina Lechner
Mag. Thomas Monz
DI Michael Niedermayer
Mag. Daniel Nigg
Dr. Tracy Northup
Stephan Quint
Dr. Christian Roos
Mag. Philipp Schindler
MSc Lukas Slodicka
Dipl.Phys. Andreas Stute
Dipl.Phys. Florian Zähringe
Percentage project-funded:66
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:44
Number of publications:55
Five most important publications:
  1. Nature 438, 643 (2005)
  2. Nature 453, 1008 (2008)
  3. Nature Phys. 4, 463 (2008)
  4. Nature 443, 316 (2006)
  5. Nature 463, 68 (2010)
  • Rainer Blatt, Erwin Schrödinger Preis, 2006
  • Rainer Blatt, Kardinal-Innitzer Würdigungspreis, 2008
  • Rainer Blatt, Carl Zeiss Forschungspreis, 2009
  • Gerhard Kirchmair, Preis der Landeshauptstadt Innsbruck, 2010
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Gesamtes Institut:
    Mittel: 377KEuro
Competitive projects:
  • EU Marie Curie:
    Entanglement for quantum information with ion strings
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2011
  • EU Marie Curie:
    Entanglement with trapped ions in an optical cavity
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2011
  • ÖAW Stipendium:
    Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with trapped Calcium Ions
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2011
  • FWF:
    Entanglement in a cavity-QED system
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012
  • FWF:
    Quantum computation and entanglement with ion strings
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012
  • USA:
    Scalable quantum information processing with trapped 43Ca+ions
    Laufzeit: 2006 - 2010
  • EU:
    Development of a pan-European Microtrap Technology capability for Trapped Ion Quantum Information Science
    Laufzeit: 2006 - 2009
  • FWF:
    Single-atom-single-photon interaction
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2007
  • FWF:
    Multi-Qubit entanglement in an ion based quantum processor
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2007
  • FWF:
    Strings of calcium ions
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2008
  • FWF:
    Cavity QED with single trapped ions
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2008
  • EU:
    Controlled quantum Coherence and Entanglement in Sets of Trapped Particles
    Laufzeit: 2004 - 2008
Funded awards:
  • EU:
    QGATES: Descartes Prize
    Laufzeit: 2007
  • EU ERC Grant:
    Cryogenic Traps for Entanglement Research with Ions
    Laufzeit: 2008 - 2013
  • FWF Start:
    Direkte Frequenzkamm-Spektroskopie mit Quantenlogik
    Laufzeit: 2006 - 2009; Mittel 600kEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Quanteninformation
  • Quantenoptik
  • Cavity-QED
  • Präzisionsspektroskopie
  • Mikro-Ionenfallen
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Quanteninformation+Quantensimulation
  • Cavity-QED
  • Ionen bei cryogenen Temperaturen
  • Quantenlogik-Atomuhren
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
11 doctor's theses
  1. Benhelm Jan Daniel Precision spectroscopy and Quantum Information Processing with Trapped Calcium Ions, Univ Innsbruck, 2008
  2. Crepaz Herbert:Traping and cooling ruidium atoms for quantum information, Univ Innsbruck, 2007
  3. Da Silva Baptista Russo Carlos Manuel: Photon statistics of a single ion coupled to a high-finesse cavity, Univ Innsbruck, 2008
  4. Gerber Sebastian: Quantum Correlation Experiments with Resonance Fluorescence Photons of Single Barium Ions, Univ Innsbruck 2010
  5. Kirchmair Gerhard: Quantum Non-Demolition Measurements and Quantum Simulation , Univ Innsbruck, 2010
  6. Rotter Daniel: Feedback and quantum correlation experiments with a single barium Ion, Univ Innsbruck, 2008
  7. Splatt Felicity Erin: Design, development and operation of segmented-electrode ion traps for scalable quantum computation, 2009
  8. Riebe, Mark: Preparation of entangled states and quantum teleportation with atomic qubits, 2005
  9. Russo, Carlos: Photon statistics of a single ion coupled to a high-finesse cavity, 2008
  10. Chwalla, Michael: Precision spectroscopy with 40Ca+ ions in a Paul trap, 2009
  11. Barros, Helena: Raman spectroscopy and single-photon source in an ion-cavity system, 2010
Diploma and master theses:
11 theses
  1. Bacher Michael: Sättigungsspektroskopie an Kalzium-Dampf und Laserstabilisierung für Photoionisationsexperimente, Univ Innsbruck, 2005
  2. Lechner Regina: Photoionisation von 40Ca with a frequenzy-doubled 422 nm laser and a 377nm laser diode, Univ Innsbruck, 2010
  3. Mähr Wolfgang: Die Überlandleitung Elektrischer Energietransport Schülergerechte Darstellung in Theorie und Experiment, Univ Innsbruck, 2005
  4. Monz Thomas Benno: A Frequency Offset Lock for Cavity-Driven Taman Transitions, Univ Innsbruck, 2005
  5. Nigg Daniel: Aufbau eines Frequenz-vervierfachten Diodenlasers für die Photoionisation von Magnesium, Univ Innsbruck 2009
  6. Schindler Philipp: Frequency synthesis and pulse shaping for quantum information processing with trapped ions, Univ Innsbruck, 2008
  7. Kirchmair, Gerhard: Frequency stabilization of a Titanium-Sapphire laser for precision spectroscopy on Calcium ions, 2006
  8. Stute, Andreas: Eine Einzelphotonenquelle mit einem 40Ca+ Cavity-QED System, 2006
  9. Zähringer, Florian: Faseroptische Detektion gespeicherter Calciumionen in einer Mikrofalle, 2007
  10. Nebendahl, Volckmar: Optimierung verschränkender Quantengatter für Experimente mit Ionenfallen, 2008
  11. an der Lan, Lukas: Aufbau eines frequenzvervierfachten Lasersystems zum Coulomb-Kühlen von Magnesium-Ionen, 2008
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