We are an independent junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany.
In our research we aim at describing and designing light-matter interfaces with enhanced functionality. We make use of standard quantum optics tools that enable explorations into collective quantum phenomena in systems of coupled quantum emitters immersed in various environments such as: free space electromagnetic vacuum, optical cavities and optical waveguides. Among other applications we are interested in quantum transport in low dimensions, metrology, subradiance/superradiance, quantum optomechanics, cooling of gases and hybrid optomechanics. The considered systems range from ideal quantum emitters interacting with confined optical fields to molecular systems encompassing vibrational degrees of freedom and to macroscopic mechanical resonators.