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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 and in 2012-2017 the group received funding through a consolidator grant from the ERC for research on Quantum Information and Open System (QIOS 2012-2017). Currently, the group is part of the Center for Hybrid Quantum Network (Hy-Q) funded by DNRF and a member of the Quantum Internet Alliance.

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, the quantum photonics group and the Schliesser lab at the Niels Bohr Institute. We also have a long lasting collaboration with the Lukin group at Harvard University.

About the Quantum Optics and Ultracold Atoms section

Quantum Technology is an area that is expanding massively worldwide. The section addresses most major areas within Quantum Optics: quantum simulations, communication and sensing.

The quantum optics section consists of four groups, which are among the leading groups in theirs areas Worldwide. More about the section and the groups here >>