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Master thesis opportunity - Quantum Secure links (KTH and Ericsson)
We offer a master thesis project on the implementation and realization of a quantum communication network. The network is based on deployed optical fibers linking the KTH campus with Ericsson research lab in Kista and will be operated with single and entangled photon sources based on quantum dots.
The work is to be carried out between the Quantum Nano Photonics group at KTH and Ericsson.
Last day to apply:
27th of November
For more information about the project and to apply, please follow the link below
PhD thesis defense
Dr. Julien Zichi defended his PhD thesis on NbTiN for improved superconducting detectors on Friday June 14th. His colleagues congratulate him on this outstanding achievement.’
Sweden's King pays visit to quantum lab
Sweden’s King, Carl XVI Gustaf, made a visit to the Quantum Nano Photonics Laboratory at KTH last week to meet with students and researchers and to open Sweden’s first quantum communication link. Read more ( )
Göran Gustafsson Prize
Congratulations to Dr. Klaus Jöns for receiving the prestigious big Göran Gustafsson prize 2019 for young researcher, granting him 2.75mio SEK for his research on quantum networks.
Our work on teleportation using on-demand photons from quantum dots was highlighted in Phys.org
Prof. Val Zwiller, Nature Photonics
Prof. Val Zwiller discusses quantum integrated photonics and its potential for quantum supremacy, highlighting QNP's research on deterministic integration of quantum sources and detectors to enable the generation, manipulation, and detection of quantum light on-chip. Read the full article on Nature Photonics ( here )
Open position: Industrial PhD student position in superconducting single photon detectors development
Application Deadline: 23/12/2018 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
Contact : Prof. Val Zwiller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Read more and apply here
Vetenskapsrådet project Grant, November 2nd, 2018
Congratulations to Prof. Val Zwiller for receiving project grant from the Swedish Research Council for his project "Kvant Ljus Detektorer".
Vetenskapsrådet Starting Grant, November 2nd, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Klaus Jöns for receiving the starting grant from the Swedish Research Council for his project "hybridteknologibaserade kvantrepeterare".
Quantum Flagship October 29th, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Klaus Jöns for coordinating S2QUIP project as a part of the European Quantum Flagship. S2QUIP will develop scalable cost-effective quantum photonic hybrid microsystems by integrating 2D semiconductor materials in CMOS compatible photonic circuits. S2QUIP will provide the community with on-chip quantum light sources for quantum simulation, communication, metrology and sensing. In total, 20 projects have been selected out of 140 submitted proposals for the ramp-up phase of the initiative, more information can be found here .
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Scholarship, May 4th, 2018
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences granted the Physics 2018 scholarship to Dr. Klaus Jöns.
Single photon sources for quantum networks, April 23rd, 2018
Our team is one step closer to realizing quantum networks, read more in AIP's press coverage of QNP's work ( Link )
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Grant, September 27th, 2017
Congratulations to Prof. Val zwiller for receiving the Wallenberg foundation grant as the principal invistigator for “Quantum sensors” project.
Manipulating quantum light on a chip, Aug 20th, 2017
Göran Gustafsson Prize in Physics, March 31st, 2017
Congratulations to Prof. Val Zwiller for receiving the 2017 Göran Gustafssonprisen. Göran Gustafsson Prize is a national Swedish prize for outstanding scientific achievement awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, Molecular Biology and Physics [ source ].
- Royal Academy of Science, Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien, press release [ Link ]
- KTH prize announcement, research in physics at the nanoscale [ Link ]
Dome of visions: Communicating with light, February 23rd, 2017
We organized a public lecture about using light for optical communication and imaging as a part of the "Week of light" event at the Dome of Visions . We showed live demonstration of free-space laser communication channel. Read full story!
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, January 27th, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Ali Elshaari for receiving the 2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.
Ehrenfest Best Paper Award, December 2nd, 2016
Marijn Versteegh received the Ehrenfest Best Paper Award for the best publication on the foundations of quantum mechanics of the year 2015. The prize was given to the authors of the article 'Significant-loophole-free test of Bell’s theorem with entangled photons', PRL 115, 250401 (2015). This article is about the Bell experiment that Marijn had performed, together with Marissa Giustina and Sören Wengerowsky, in a team led by Anton Zeilinger at IQOQI, Vienna. Other prize winners were the group of Sae Woon Nam at NIST, Boulder and the group of Ronald Hanson at TU Delft. The award ceremony was held in Vienna on December 2, 2016. At this occasion Marijn gave a talk about the performed Bell test.
Vetenskapsrådet Starting Grant, November 2nd, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Marijn Versteegh for receiving the starting grant from the Swedish Research Council for his project "Excitonic superfluids with quantum vortices".
Vetenskapsrådet Starting Grant, November 2nd, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Ali Elshaari for receiving the starting grant from the Swedish Research Council for his project "Quantum Transceivers".
euCOST Action scholarship, September, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Klaus Jöns for receiving an euCOST Action MP1403 STSM scholarship to visit the group of Rinaldo Trotta at JKU Linz, Austria
Paper: K. D. Jöns, K. Stensson, M. Reindl, M. Swillo, Y. Huo, V. Zwiller, A. Rastelli, R. Trotta, and G. Björk, Two-photon interference from two blinking quantum emitters, submitted, arXiv:1702.03278 (2017)
Paper: Reindl M., Jöns K. D., Huber D., Schimpf C., Huo Y., Zwiller V., Rastelli A., Trotta R., "Phonon-assisted two-photon interference from remote quantum emitters", arXiv:1701.07812 (2017)
Vetenskapsakademien Physics 2016, May, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Klaus Jöns for receiving the Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien Physics 2016 scholarship