Quantum Networks

Quantum networks will allow their users to implement tasks and communicate in ways that are not possible using present-day technology. As an example, they will enhance the computational power of quantum computers and allow users to safely connect to them. In addition, quantum networks enable the connection of distributed quantum sensors with unprecedented accuracy. In this context, the Professorship on Quantum Networks explores novel hardware platforms, in which stationary quantum systems are connected and entangled by the exchange of photons. In particular, the group investigates erbium dopants in silicon, which offer a unique potential for future devices that can be manufactured using established technologies of the semiconductor industry.