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About us

The theoretical quantum optics group is headed by Prof. Anders Søndberg Sørensen and was established at the Niels Bohr Institute in 2004.

In 2006-2013 the group was part of the Danish Quantum optics center (Quantop) funded by DNRF. The current main source of funding is a consolidator grant from the ERC for research on Quantum Information and Open System (QIOS 2012-2017).

The research of the group covers a broad range of topics in theoretical quantum optics. Special focus is on methods to realize quantum information processing in practice and we study this in various systems, ranging from atoms and photons to solid state devices. In addition we also make theories for ultra cold atoms. 

The group has a strong collaboration with the quantum optics laboratory and the quantum photonics group at the Niels Bohr Institute. We also have a long lasting collaboration with the Lukin group at Harvard University.