The Quantum Device Lab is engaged in a number of individual and collaborative projects funded by the European Commission and the Swiss National Science foundation. An overview of these projects is presented on this webpage.

Completed Projects

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
The intimate relation between geometry and quantum mechanics is exemplified best by the concept of the geometric phase, a quantity acquired during the evolution of a system which is purely defined by the path of the system state in Hilbert space.

Comission for Technology and Innovation CTI
The ETH Zurich Quantum Device Lab collaborates with Zurich Instruments and ZAHW to develop a novel commercial instrument for controlling and measuring quantum electronic circuits. The project is funded by the Comission for Technology and Innovation CTI. The Instrument developed under this collaboration will become available to first customers in summer 2016. More information can be found here.

EU, 7th Framework Programme FP7
The ScaleQIT vision is to “develop a conceptual platform for potentially disruptive technologies, advance their scope and breadth and speed up the process of bringing them from the lab to the real world.” ScaleQIT will address the engineering side of quantum information processing (QIP), analyzing and implementing realistic scenarios for scaling-up superconducting hybrid systems for quantum computing and quantum simulation.

EU, 7th Framework Programme FP7, Initial Training Networks
This network bridges two active disciplines in physics, namely the quantum electrodynamics of atoms or ions strongly interacting with light in resonators, and the emerging field of solid-state superconducting circuit quantum electrodynamics. The interdisciplinary training of a new generation of young researchers ist a major goal of this Marie Curie Initial Training Network.

ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant
In this project we investigate the strong coherent interaction of light and matter on the level of individual photons and individual atoms or atom-like systems, such as large dipole moment superconducting artificial atoms and natural Rydberg atoms using superconducting electronic circuits.