Welcome to the Groeblacher Lab

Overview

In our lab we aim to probe quantum physics on a meso- and macroscopic level using mechanical oscillators coupled to an optical cavity field through radiation pressure. This is a relatively new research field, typically referred to as optomechanics. Over the past few years we have been able to experimentally demonstrate coherent quantum control of macroscopic degrees of freedom. If you want to find out more about this exciting field look at some of our recent publications, at this overview article or at a more detailed description of our research.

Our experiments involve techniques from quantum optics, finite element simulation, cryogenics, RF and high-vacuum technology. We fabricate the mechanical oscillators for our experiments in house at the Kavli Nanolab.

We are located at Delft University of Technology, home to Nobel Laureates Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff and Simon van der Meer, amongst many other great scientists. We are part of the Department of Quantum Nanoscience, as well as the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience.

We are continuously looking for talented and passionate Master students, PhDs, as well as Postdocs. You can find more information here!

We are grateful for funding from Delft University of Technology, the European Research Council, NWO, the Frontiers in Nanoscience program, and the Kavli Foundation.

News

October 7, 2021

Our demonstration of quantum teleportation of an arbitrary photonic qubit onto a mechanical quantum memory was published today in Nature Photonics!

May 11, 2021

We have successfully started our first spin-off company from the lab - QphoX. Over the coming years, we will be developing the first Quantum Modem device, which will allow to network quantum processors and will form the backbone of the quantum internet. This endeavor is being support by Quantonation, Speedinvest, HTGF and the TU Delft!

February 15, 2021

The Executive Board of TU Delft has decided to appoint Simon as Full Professor of Quantum Physics. This is a recognition of the whole group's hard work! Thank you, everyone!

December 17, 2020

Moritz successfully defended his PhD thesis today - very impressive work Dr. Forsch, congratulations!

December 9, 2020

The European Research Council will fund our research for the next 5 years through one of their prestigious Consolidator Grants! See the TU Delft press release for more information.

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