BernienLab @ UChicago

The Bernien lab focuses on finding answers to the questions: How can we scale fully controlled quantum systems from the current few-particle level to many particles and large distances? How can we study the fascinating effects that arise from the increased complexity in these systems? How can these phenomena be utilized for quantum technology?
The lab combines techniques from quantum control and quantum optics with ultracold atoms and nanotechnology in order to develop new ways of engineering large, fully controlled quantum systems and studying the phenomena that arise in such systems.

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24 Jan. 2024: Dual-Species Rydberg Array paper

The BernienLab posts their latest work on the dual-species platform on the arXiv. In this work we introduce Rydberg interactions between the cesium and rubidium atoms in our arrays and explore new interaction and dynamic regimes that are unique to this approach. For instance, Förster resonances between the two types of…

22 Jan. 2024: Hybrid Quantum Repeater

In a collaborative effort spanning three countries the Bernien group, Tittel group and Borregaard group propose a new hybrid quantum repeater architecture that could drastically improve the speed in a quantum network. The architecture pairs the multimode capabilities of a rare-earth ion doped quantum memory with…

07 Dec. 2023: Hannes wins Klung Wilhelmy Science Award

The Klung Wilhemly Science Award is awarded biannually to a outstanding early-career German physicists. This year Hannes received the award for his “pioneering contributions to the development of quantum technology platforms based on Rydberg atoms as well as color centers in diamond”. It is incredible honor to be among…

03 Nov. 2023: New paper: Combining atom arrays with photonic chips

Check out our new work on combining atom arrays with photonic chips on arXiv. We show atom array technology such as loading large tweezer arrays, single-shot fluorescence images, and rearrangement works in combination with photonic chips. For this we introduce a new background-free imaging technique completely…

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