Control of Motional Quantum States for Levitated Particles2023 - 2025

This project aims to generate motional quantum states of mesoscopic, optically levitated particles utilizing real-time algorithms and methods from control theory. By their unrivaled sensitivity, levitated nanoparticles hold promises ranging from commercial sensing applications to the search for new physics. Read more →

Control strategies for quantum fields2022 - 2025

The key motivation of this project is to develop control algorithms that enable essential operations for quantum simulation with sufficient precision for ultra-cold atom experiments. As such we aim at developing tools for two distinct physical situations: the operation of small thermal machines acting on the quantum fields and the controlled, coherent splitting of Bose gases. Read more →

Control strategies for high-energy pulsed laser sources

Ultra-short laser pulses have become an essential and flexible tool with applications ranging from basic research to ablation-based material processing and eye surgery. The goal of our research activities is to enhance the performance of modern laser sources using control and system theoretic methods. Read more →