The development of laser cooling and trapping techniques for atoms enabled us for the first time to study and fully control individual quantum systems in the lab. Apart from progressively  refined tests of the laws of quantum mechanics these capabilities also provide us with the basis  for new, quantum-enabled technologies, such as quantum computers, quantum simulators or enhanced sensors.  In recent years a similar level of control has also be obtained for artificial and macroscopic quantum systems, like superconducting quantum circuits or nanomechanical resonators. 

In our research group we are interested in quantum optical phenomena at the crossover between the microscopic and the macroscopic world and potential applications of coherent solid state and hybrid quantum systems for future quantum technologies.

Current research topics:

  • Ultra-strong coupling effects in cavity and circuit QED
  • Strong-coupling phenomena and nonlinearities in waveguide QED
  • Quantum communication protocols in photonic, phononic and hybrid quantum networks
  • Non-equilibrium dynamics, phase transitions and PT-symmetry breaking in open quantum systems
  • Semiclassical simulation methods for dissipative spin systems

Selected publications:

  1. Long-distance distribution of qubit-qubit entanglement using Gaussian-correlated photonic beams, J. Agusti, Y. Minoguchi, J. M. Fink, and P. Rabl, arXiv:2204.02993.
  2. Realistic simulations of spin squeezing and cooperative coupling effects in large ensembles of interacting two-level systems, J. Huber, A. M. Rey, and P. Rabl, Phys. Rev. A 105, 013716 (2022).
  3. Quantum computing with superconducting circuits in the picosecond regime, D. Zhu, T. Jaako, Q. He, and P. Rabl, Phys. Rev. Applied 16, 014024 (2021).
  4. Light-matter interactions in synthetic magnetic fields: Landau-photon polaritons, D. De Bernardis, Z.-P. Cian, I. Carusotto, M. Hafezi, and P. Rabl, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 103603 (2021).
  5. Environment-Induced Rabi Oscillations in the Optomechanical Boson-Boson Model, Y. Minoguchi, P. Kirton, and P. Rabl, arXiv:1904.02164.
  6. The Vacua of Dipolar Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, M. Schuler, D. De Bernardis, A. M. Läuchli, and P. Rabl, SciPost Phys. 9, 066 (2020).
  7. Thermodynamics of ultrastrongly coupled light-matter systems, P. Pilar, D. De Bernardis, and P. Rabl, Quantum 4, 335 (2020).
  8. Emergence of PT-symmetry breaking in open quantum systems, J. Huber, P. Kirton, S. Rotter, and P. Rabl, SciPost Phys. 9, 052 (2020).
  9. Super-correlated radiance in nonlinear photonic waveguides, Z. Wang, T. Jaako, P. Kirton, and P. Rabl, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 213601 (2020).
  10. Phonon networks with SiV centers in diamond waveguides, M.-A. Lemonde, S. Meesala, A. Sipahigil, M. J. A. Schuetz, M. D. Lukin, M. Loncar, and P. Rabl, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 213603 (2018).