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Dr. Christoph Marquardt

Group leader quantum information processing group (QIV)

Address: Günther-Scharowsky-Str. 1 - Bau 24, 91058 Erlangen
Phone: +(49)9131 / 6877-129
Fax: +(49)9131 / 6877-199
Email: christoph.marquardt@mpl.mpg.de

Christoph Marquardt studied Physics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany and the University of York, UK until 2002. During his dissertation work as a scientist at the Max Planck Research group in Erlangen he investigated different approaches to generate and characterize continuous variable quantum states of light. He studied the generation of squeezed light in standard and photonic crystal fibres, investigated concepts of pulsed resonant atom-light interaction, implemented quantum distillation protocols and looked at the quantum tomography of polarization states.

He received his Ph.D. from the University Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2007 and was awarded the Ohm prize of the physics department in 2008 and the Gerda-Weller prize of the University Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2009 for the work in his thesis. In 2008 he worked as metrology scientist at Carl Zeiss Laser Optics GmbH investigating new technologies for deep ultraviolet laser applications and then returned to the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

He is a group leader of the quantum information processing group (QIV) in the division of Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light. From June 2012 to April 2014 he was Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs guest professor at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Currently he is a permanent staff at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and a visiting researcher at the Technical University of Denmark.

The quantum information processing group is a joint effort between the Institute of Optics, Information and Photonics of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light. The topics of the group cover a broad range of quantum optics and quantum information experiments. The QIV group investigates sources of non-classical light (squeezing and entanglement generated in optical fibers and disk resonators), quantum optics with spatio-polarization modes , optimal measurement strategies (quantum state reconstruction techniques, state discrimination, minimum disturbance measurements) and quantum protocols (quantum key distribution in free space and fibre links, quantum state distillation and filtering protocols).

Here you can find an overview of current research.

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