Quantum Technologies

The Focus Group around Professor Menno Poot concentrates on Quantum Technologies. It makes chips using state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques to study quantum effects in a variety of systems. For example, the Focus Group looks at nanomechanical resonators at millikelvin temperatures, where these are in their quantum groundstate. Yet their tiny zero-point motion can be measured using ultra-sensitive optomechanical techniques. Another important topic is integrated quantum optics, where photonic chips with functionality to generate, manipulate, and detect single photons are designed, made, and measured.

TUM-IAS funded doctoral candidate:
David Hoch, Quantum Technologies


Publications by the Focus Group


  • Fong, King Yan; Jin, Dafei; Poot, Menno; Bruch, Alexander; Tang, Hong X.: Phonon Coupling between a Nanomechanical Resonator and a Quantum Fluid. Nano Letters 19 (6), 2019, 3716-3722 more…


  • Davidovikj, Dejan; Poot, Menno; Cartamil-Bueno, Santiago J.; van der Zant, Herre S. J.; Steeneken, Peter G.: On-chip Heaters for Tension Tuning of Graphene Nanodrums. Nano Letters 18 (5), 2018, 2852-2858 more…