Danish National Research Foundation Center for Quantum Optics - QUANTOP was established in 2001, and is funded until 2012.
The research at the Center covers a broad range of topic within quantum optics and related fields. Based on quantum state engineering of light, atoms and ions, including entangled, squeezed and other interesting states, quantum information processing, including quantum computing, quantum teleportation, and quantum memory, is one of the major directions of our research. Studies of quantum gasses, both fundamental research on their properties and dynamics, and applications for quantum information processing and precision measurements are carried out. The formation and manipulations of ultra-cold neutral molecules as well as state-specific molecular ions is furthermore being investigated with focus on potential applications within quantum information science.
The research at the Center is carried out partly at the host-institution, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen in the Quantum Optics Lab and the Theoretical Quantum Optics Group, and partly at the Department of Physics, University of Aarhus in the Ion Trap Group and the Quantum Gas Lab.
The research groups in Aarhus: