Working Group 3

Quantum coherence phenomena such as entanglement lie at the heart of quantum science and technology and they represent the basis, for instance, for quantum information & computation, quantum metrology and energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes.

The goal of the WG3 is to explore manifestations of quantum coherence at the nanoscale. Due to its fundamental and very general nature, this topic is transverse to the topics of the other work groups, and presents substantial overlaps with them (e.g. colour centres, plasmons, quantum dots, nanoresonators and so on are tools investigated in other work groups too).

Thomas Durt

WG3 Leader

Matrix WG3
TopicsQuantum coherence &
dephasing as a sensing
tool
Coherent quantum
transport for energy
harvesting
Fundamental aspects of
quantum coherence at
the nanoscale
MATERIALS &
SYSTEMS
Colour centres in
nanoscale diamond and
silicon carbide
Nanoplasmonics
Nanofabrication &
synthesis
Light harvesting
complexes (natural,
synthetic)
Disordered photonic
structures
Nanoplasmonics
Nanofabrication &
synthesis
Molecules, QDs, Color
Centers
Spin Chains
Nanoresonators, Beads
THEORY & MODELS Ab-initio methods
Interface effects
Model Hamiltonians
Protocols for sensing,
imaging, etc
Open quantum systems
Computational chemistry,
DFT
Spin Hamiltonians
Master equation
Ab-initio methods
Exact diagonalization
techniques
Spin-chain Hamiltonians
Quantum classical
transition
EXPERIMENTS Scanning probe
techniques
Superresolution imaging
Microwave techniques
Optical detection and
precision measurements
Ultrafast and 2D
spectroscopy
Spectroscopy of single
emitters
Spectroscopy of
nanoantennas
Scanning probe
techniques
Spectroscopy of single
emitters
Nano-optical tweezers