Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship – OMNI

Starting date: 01/01/2022  

Project Name: On-chip Quantum Magnonics (OMNI)

MSCA FellowDr Sebastian Knauer

Host Institution: University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, Nanomagnetism and Magnonics Group (Lead: Uni-Prof. Dr habil. Andrii Chumak)

To harness the fundamental properties of nature at small scales, quantum solid-state technological fields, such as quantum simulation and computing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing have been widely investigated in previous years. Now, we are entering a decade in which quantum technologies are persistently combined with each other. With the combination and interaction of quantum systems we are starting to overcome scientific and practical limitations of their individual sub-systems. The field of quantum magnonics, dealing with the quanta of collective spin excitations, offers the unique combination of spin-, phonon-, and photon-quantum systems. This novel field promises a path towards hybrid quantum systems, as it vows to combine quantum systems coherently, across a wide frequency range (sub-GHz to sub-THz).

For this aim different building block on magnonic platforms, such as the material system yttrium ion garnet (YIG), have to be investigated and demonstrated. I will use the uniquely existing knowledge in the field of magnonics at the University of Vienna (UV), and combine it with my strong expertise in the fields of quantum optics, quantum electronics and the nanostructuring of semi-conductors and insulators, to build a dynamical on-chip 3-terminal device (3-TD) in YIG.

Highlights/Updates

2022/01/01 I am very excite to finally start my Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowship on the topic of on-chip quantum magnonics (OMNI).
2021/11 The grant agreement and new contract is signed and all ready for OMNI. This is a great time to launch the new webpage and present the logo.