In the Photonic Quantum Systems Laboratory (PhoQS Lab), scientists from experimental and theoretical physics, electrical engineering, computer science and mathematics will work together in a building with state-of-the-art technological infrastructure to develop new basic research approaches both in technology development for photon-based quantum applications and in the theoretical and experimental conceptualization of scalable quantum photonics.
On a total area of 6800 m2 (of which about 2300 m2 are clean rooms and optics laboratories), a new type of integrative competence center will be created, which will boost top-level research in Germany in international competition and open up attractive opportunities for knowledge transfer in this field.
The research building will provide the necessary infrastructure. State-of-the-art micro- and nano-technology processes enable the realization of miniaturized, integrated-optical quantum circuits and quantum devices. Fabrication and characterization techniques are being established, further developed and made "quantum-ready"; high-quality quantum optics laboratories support the exploration of fundamental physical limits of quantum mechanics.
A communication center promotes interdisciplinary scientific exchange and enables early and efficient dialogue with industry and society.