The realization of large-scale controlled quantum systems is an exciting frontier in modern science. Such systems provide unique opportunities to probe fundamentals of nature such as non-locality and emergent complex quantum many-body phases. These systems allow us to develop new technology that is powered by quantum effects such as entanglement which could lead to new capabilities that could surpass any classical approach.
In the Bernien Lab, we take a bottom-up approach based on individually trapped neutral atoms to engineer large, coherent quantum systems. We combine techniques from quantum control, quantum optics, and nanophotonics to assemble, manipulate, and control these systems. In particular, we are using arrays of atoms for quantum simulation, quantum computation, and quantum networks.