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Research Group "Atominstitut, TU Wien"
(Univ.Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Schmiedmayer)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Schmiedmayer
First name(s):Jörg
Title:Univ.Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing.
Institution:Vienna University of Technology
Organizational unit:Atominstitut, Fakultät für Physik
Street address:Stadionallee 2
Postal code:1020
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)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:02.12.2010
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
26 Persons
Dr. Johannes Majer
Dr. Igor Mazets
Dr. Aurelien Perrin
Dr. Stephan Schneider
Dr. Thorsten Schumm
Dr. David A. Smith
Dr. Matthias Schramböck
Dr. Michael Trupke
Dipl. Ing. Robert Amsüss
Dipl. Ing. Tarik Berrada
Dipl. Ing. Thomas Betz
Mag. Kathrin Buczak
Dipl. Phys. Robert Bücker
Dipl. Ing. Dominik Fischer
Mag. Michael Gring
Dipl. Ing. Stefan Haslinger
Dipl. Phys. Christoph Hufnagel
Dipl. Ing. Christian Koller
Dipl. Ing. Max Kuhnert
Dipl. Phys. Tim Langen
Dipl. Ing. Tobias Nöbauer
Dipl. Phys. Stephanie Manz
Dipl. Ing. Wolfgang Rohringer
Christian Novotny
Stefan Putz
Michaela Trimmel
Percentage project-funded:85
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:39
Number of publications:60
Five most important publications:
  1. S. Wildermuth, S. Hofferberth, I. Lesanovsky, E. Haller, M. Andersson, S. Groth, I. Bar-Joseph, P. Krüger, J. Schmiedmayer, Bose-Einstein condensates - Microscopic magnetic-field imaging; Nature 435, 440 (2005)
  2. T. Schumm, S. Hofferberth, L. M. Andersson, S. Wildermuth, S. Groth, I. Bar-Joseph, J. Schmiedmayer, P. Kruger, Matter-wave interferometry in a double well on an atom chip; Nature Physics 1, (1) 57 (2005)
  3. Q. Zhang, A. Goebel, C. Wagenknecht, Ya Chen, B. Zhao, T. Yang, A. Mair, J. Schmiedmayer, J-W Pan, Experimental quantum teleportation of a two-qubit composite system; Nature Physics 2 678 (2006) DOI: 10.1038/nphys417 arXiv: quant-ph/0609129
  4. S.Hofferberth, I. Lesanovsky, B. Fischer, J Verdu, J.Schmiedmayer, Radiofrequency-dressed-state potentials for neutral atoms; Nature Physics 2 710 (2006) DOI: 10.1038/nphys420 arXiv: quant-ph/0608228
  5. S. Hofferberth, I. Lesanovsky, B. Fischer, T. Schumm, J. Schmiedmayer, Non-equilibrium coherence dynamics in one-dimensional Bose gases; Nature 449, 324 (2007); arXiv:0706.2259
  • Magnetfelsensor (2006)
  • T Schumm: Ruprechts-Karls Preis der Univ. Heidelberg, 2006
Five most important talks:
  1. >10 invited Talks / Year at international conferences
Other scientific output:
  • Y-A. Chen, S. Chen, Z-S. Yuan, Bo Zhao, C-S. Chuu, J. Schmiedmayer, J-W. Pan, Memory-built-in quantum teleportation with photonic and atomic qubits; Nature Physics 4, 103-107 (2008), doi:10.1038/nphys832; arXiv:0705.1256
  • S. Aigner, L. Della Pietra, Y. Japha, O. Entin-Wohlman, T. David, R. Salem, R. Folman, J. Schmiedmayer, Long-Range Order in Electronic Transport through Disordered Metal Films; Science 319, 1226 (2008); arXiv:0802.0386
  • S. Hofferberth, I. Lesanovsky, T. Schumm, A. Imambekov, V. Gritsev, E. Demler, J. Schmiedmayer, Probing quantum and thermal noise in an interacting many-body system; Nature Physics 4, 489-495 (2008), doi:10.1038/nphys941; arXiv:0710.1575
  • Z-S Yuan, Y-A Chen, B Zhao, S Chen, J Schmiedmayer, J-W Pan, Experimental demonstration of a BDCZ quantum repeater node; Nature 454, 1098-1101 (2008), doi:10.1038/nature07241; arXiv:0803.1810
  • Bo Zhao, Y-A Chen, X-H Bao, T. Strassel, C-S Chuu, X-M Jin, J Schmiedmayer, Z-S Yuan, S Chen, J-W Pan, A millisecond quantum memory for scalable quantum networks; Nature Physics 5, 95-99 (2009), doi:10.1038/nphys1153; arXiv:0807.5064
  • J. Verdu, H. Zoubi, Ch. Koller, J. Majer, H. Ritsch, J. Schmiedmayer, Strong magnetic coupling of an ultracold gas to a superconducting waveguide cavity; Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 043603 (2009); arXiv:0809.2552
  • A. Cronin, J.Schmiedmayer, D.Pritchard, Optics and Interferometry with Atoms and Molecules; Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 1051 (2009); arxXiv:0712.3703
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Berufung Innovative Projekte TU-Wien:
    HQS: Integrating Atomic & Solid State
    Defects in Diamond for Quantum Technologies (DDQuT)
    Mittel: 500 kEuro
  • Uni Infra IV:
    DMQT: VZ-Professur Angewandte Quantenphysik
Competitive projects:
  • FWF LM Fellowship:
    Physics beyond mean-field in ultracold gases on atom chips
    Laufzeit: 01.08.2007 - 31.07.2009; Mittel: 121 kEuro
  • FWF LM Fellowship:
    Physics beyond mean-field in ultracold gases on atom chips
    Laufzeit: 01.08.2007 - 31.07.2009; Mittel: 121 kEuro
  • FWF LM Fellowship:
    Bright solutions and dynamics in Bose-Fermi Mixtures
    Laufzeit: 01.12.2007 - 30.08.2009; Mittel*): 120 kEuro
  • FWF:
    AtomChip: Entwicklung, Anwendung als Magnetfeldsensor (FWF Einzelprojekt)
    Laufzeit: 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2010; Mittel: 279 kEuro
  • FWF:
    Mesoscopic many-body systems on atoms chips
    Teilprojekt: SFB: Foundations and Applications of Quantum Science (FOQUS)
    Laufzeit: 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2010; Mittel: 279 kEuro
  • FWF:
    CoQuS, Compex Quantum Systems
    Doktoratskolleg (TU Coordiantor und Vizesprecher)
    Laufzeit: 01.10.2007 - 30.09.2013; Mittel für Gruppen der TU: ~750 kEuro
  • EU:
    Hybrid Information Processing (HIP)
    FET-open STREP
    Laufzeit: 01.01.2009 - 31.12.2012; Mittel: 428 kEuro
  • EU:
    Diamond based Nano Technologies (DIAMOND)
    FET-Molecular Scale technologies: STREP
    Laufzeit: 01.01.2011 - 31.12.2013; Mittel: 250 kEuro
  • EU:
    Nano-Optics for Molecules on Chip (CHIMONO)
    FET: e-nano: STREP
    Laufzeit: 01.02.2008 - 31.01.2011; Mittel: 589 kEuro
  • EU:
    Scalable Quantum Computing with Light and Atoms (SCALA)
    FET-QIPC: Integrated Project
    Laufzeit: 01.03.2007 - 28.02.2010; Mittel: 297 kEuro
  • EU:
    Atomic QUantum TEchnologies (AQUTE)
    FET-QIPC: Integrated Project
    Laufzeit: 01.02.2010 - 31.01.2013; Mittel: 295 kEuro
  • EU:
    Macroscopic Interference Devices for Atomic and Solid-State Systems: Quantum Control of Supercurrents (MIDAS)
    FET-open STREP
    Laufzeit: 01.04.2008 - 30.09.2011; Mittel: 316 kEuro
  • FFG:
    Nanostructures for Atomic Physics (NAP)
    Austrian Nanoinitiative: Verbundprojekt PLATON
    Laufzeit: 01.03.2007 - 29.02.2012; Mittel: 434 kEuro
  • MC fellowships:
    Micromanipulation of intern-extern degrees of freedom of mesoscopic atomic ensembles (MIEDFAM)
    Laufzeit: 01.01.2007 - 31.12.2008; Mittel: 150 kEuro
  • MC fellowships:
    Bright Solitons and Dynamics in Bose-Fermi Mixtures
    Laufzeit: 01.08.2009 - 31.07.2011; Mittel: 160 kEuro
  • MC fellowships:
    Hybride Quantum Systems (HQS)
    Laufzeit: 01.10.2008 - 30.09.2010; Mittel: 163 kEuro
  • MC fellowships:
    Spatially resolved atom fluorescence imaging (SRAFI)
    Laufzeit: 01.08.2009 - 31.07.2011; Mittel: 162 kEuro
  • DFG / FWF:
    Wechselwirkung in ultrakalten Atom- und Molekülgasen (SPP 1116)
    DFG Schwerpunktsprojekt
    Laufzeit: 01.01.2002 - 31.01.2009; Mittel: 600 kEuro
Commissioned projects:
  • Stadt Wien:
    Co-Finanzierung der Berufung Schmiedmayer an die TU Wien
  • Siemens:
    Co-Finanzierung der Berufung Schmiedmayer an die TU Wien
Funded awards:
  • Wittgenstein Prize:
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2012; Mittel: 1500 kEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Ultra-cold matter
  • Quantum degenerate gases
  • Quantum many body systems
  • Atom chips
  • Micro manipulation of atoms
  • Microoptics
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum memory
  • Fundamental questions of quantum science
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Fundamental questions of quantum science
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum communication
  • Dynamics of non-equilibrium many body quantum systems
  • Quantum Interconnect Project: Connecting atomic, photonic and solid state quantum systems
  • Atom-like quantum systems in a solid state environment
  • Quantum technologies
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
13 doctor's theses
  1. Haase Albrecht, Single atom detection in low finesse cavities, 2005
  2. Schumm Thorsten, Bose-Einstein condensates in magnetic double well potentials, 2005
  3. Wildermuth Stephan, One-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensates in micro-traps, 2005
  4. Groth Sönke, Development, Fabrication and Characterisation of Atom Chips, 2006
  5. Lesanovsky Igor, Quantum dynamics of ultracold atoms in inhomogeneous magnetic fields - From ground state atoms to Rydberg atoms, 2006
  6. Aigner Simon, Magnetic Field Microscopy using Ultracold Atoms, 2007
  7. Della Pietra Leonardo, Coherent micromanipulation of 1-D BEC in designed potentials, 2007
  8. Hofferberth Sebastian, Coherent manipulation of Bose-Einstein condensates with radio-frequency adiabatic potentials on atom chips, 2007
  9. Wilzbach Marco, Single atom detection on an atom chip with integrated optics, 2007
  10. Goebel Martin, Low-Dimensional Traps for Bose-Fermi Mixtures, 2008
  11. Graf vom Hagen Christoph, Towards a low dimensional degenerate Fermi-Fermi-Bose mixture, 2008
  12. Heine Dennis, Single Atom Detection and Non-Classical Photon Correlations, 2008
  13. Manz Stephanie, Density correlations of expanding one-dimensional Bose gases, 2010
Diploma and master theses:
21 theses
  1. Gallego Daniel, Dipolfallen in Atomchip-Experimenten, 2005
  2. Hufnagel Christoph, Cold Collisions between 6Li and 87Rb in a Two-Species Magneto-Optical Trap, 2005
  3. Manz Stephanie, Generation of non classical light in hot rubidium vapor, 2005
  4. Rueckel Markus, Frequenzstabilisierung eines Diodenlasers über das "Frequency Offset-Locking", 2005
  5. Fischer Bettina, Experiments with Bose-Einstein condensates in radio frequency induced adiabatic potentials, 2006
  6. Wicker Kai, Micro Cavities for Cavity QED, 2006
  7. Zhao Yong, Scattering of Bose-Einstein Condensate on Atom Chip & Analysis of Ultra Cold Atoms in One Dimensional Regime, 2006
  8. Bücker Robert, Fluorescence Imaging of Ultracold Atoms, 2007
  9. Koller Christian, Design of an Atomchip for the Manipulation of Internal Degrees of Freedom in Ultra-Cold Rubidium 87 Atoms, 2007
  10. Amsüss Robert, Development of a Source of Ultracold Atoms for Cryogenic Environments, 2008
  11. Fischer Dominik, Fabrication of optic and electromagnetic devices for experiments with ultra cold atoms, 2008
  12. Kuhnert Maximilian, A Dual-Species Two-MOT Setup for Preparing a Bose-Fermi Mixture on an Atom Chip, 2008
  13. Lippok Nils, A Magnetic Transport for Ultracold Atoms, 2008
  14. Raub Thomas, An integrated Fluorescence Detector, 2008
  15. Rohringer Wolfgang, Stochastic Optimization in an Ultracold Atom Experiment, 2008
  16. Stix Barbara, A New Imaging System For Dual-Species Atomchip Experiments, 2008
  17. Haase Albrecht, Magnetic Trapping of Neutral Atoms, 2009
  18. Lozicky Sebastian, Detecting cold atoms using microoptics, 2009
  19. Plisson Thomas, Coherent Manipulation of Bose-Einstein Condensates with Microwave and Radio Frequency Fields (Ecole Polytechnique), 2009
  20. Schreitl Matthias, Creating and purifying ultracold degenerate gases using hyperfine transitions, 2010
  21. Winkler Georg, A Dipole Trap on an Atom Chip, 2010
International networking:
  • P. Krüger (outgoing): MC fellowship @ ENS Paris -> Prof of Physics (chair), Midlands center for Ulta-cold Atoms, Univ. Nottingham
  • B. Hessmo (outgoing): Assistant Prof. Univ. of Singapore, CQT
  • I. Lesanovsky (outgoing): postdoc Univ. Innsbruck -> Lecturer Univ. Nottingham
  • S. Hofferberth (outgoing): postdoc Harvard University
  • J. Schmiedmayer (outgoing): Guest Professor National Institut of Informatics (NII) Tokyo
  • Ch. Hufnagl (outgoing): PhD work at NTT (2007 - 2009)
  • A. Perrin (outgoing): CNRS + Univ Paris (starting 2011)
  • J. Verdu (outgoing): Lecturer Univ. of Sussex
  • Th. Plisson (outgoing): PhD student at Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique (Palaiseau )
  • B. Hessmo (incoming): Humboldt fellowship (2005) coming from KTH Stockholm
  • J. Verdu (incoming): MC fellowship (2006 - 2008) coming from Univ. Mainz
  • D. Smith (incoming): LM fellowship and MC fellowship (2008 - 2011) coming from Univ. Durham
  • J. Majer (incoming): MC fellowship (2008 - ...) coming from YALE University
  • A. Perrin (incoming): MC fellowship (2009 - 2011) coming from Institute d'Optique, Orsay
  • I. Mazets (incoming): LM fellowship (2007 - ...) coming from Weizman Institut of Science and St. Petersburg
  • T. Schumm (incoming): (2007 - ...) coming from Univ. Toronto
  • Ch. Hufnagl (incoming): PhD work at NTT (2007 - 2009)
  • C. Grandi (incoming): Boston University (2007)
  • Th. Plisson (incoming): Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) (2009)
  • M. Trupke (incoming): coming from Imperial College (2010 - ...)
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