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Electronic and photonic quantum engineered systems

Applicant Zilberberg Oded
Number 163818
Funding scheme SNSF Professorships
Research institution Institut für Theoretische Physik ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Theoretical Physics
Start/End 01.06.2016 - 31.05.2020
Approved amount 1'527'715.00
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All Disciplines (3)

Discipline
Theoretical Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Microelectronics. Optoelectronics

Keywords (11)

quantum measurement; (quasi-)disorder; quantum transport; optoelectronics; topological phases of matter; quantum engineering; parametric driving; light-matter interaction; open systems; amplifiers; sensors

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Elektronische und photonische kohärente QuantensystemeDie Forschung in der Quantenphysik hat in der vergangenen Dekade enorme Erfolge in der Kontrolle und der Manipulation von kohärenten Quantensystemen verzeichnet. Waren die aussergewöhnlichen Konzepte und Phänomene der Quantenphysik früher lediglich von theoretischem oder gar philosophischem Interesse, so ermöglichen die heute erzielten Fortschritte deren Nutzung in technologischen Bereichen. In unserer Forschung widmen wir uns der Entwicklung von Modellen, welche den experimentellen Nutzen und die praktische Anwendung von neuen Ideen im Grenzbereich der Festkörperphysik und der Quanten Optik aufzeigen sollen.
Lay summary

Diese Arbeiten gründen zumeist in künstlichen optischen oder elektronischen Bauelementen, deren Funktionalität durch die Regeln der Quantenphysik bestimmt werden und künftige Anwendungen im Gebiet der Sensorik und in der Informationsverarbeitung erbringen sollen. In der aktuellen Forschungslandschaft spielen dabei die Themen Topologie, die Nicht-Gleichgewichtsphysik, sowie Kontrollier- und Manipulierbarkeit derartiger Systeme eine wichtige Rolle.

Inhalt und Ziel des Forschungsprojekts

Mit unseren theoretischen Arbeiten zur Erforschung quantenkohärenter Systeme entwickeln wir neue  Modelle und finden neue physikalische Phänomene die in Experimenten realisiert und überprüft werden können. Dabei spielt das sich neu entwickelnde Gebiet des `Quantum Engineering’ eine zentrale Rolle. In unserer Forschung fokussieren wir uns auf i) die Funktionalität der Quantenmessung und deren Wirkung auf fundamentale Vielteilchen-Phänomene, ii) die Entwicklung von künstlichen Strukturen basierend auf Metamaterialien, welche topologische Eigenschaften aufzeigen die üblicherweise nur in höheren Dimensionen auftreten; in solchen Systemen wird die Existenz exotischer Anregungen erwartet, deren Eigenschaften im Quantenrechnen genutzt werden können, und iii) die Entwicklung neuartiger elektronischer Kavitäten mit langreichweitiger Kohärenz, welche zur Verknüpfung elektronischer Quantenbits genutzt werden können; erste Strukturen dieses Typ wurden kürzlich im Experiment realisiert.

Wissenschaftlicher und gesellschaftlicher Kontext des Forschungsprojekts

Unsere Arbeit generiert neue und wichtige Einsichten über kohärente Quantensysteme, die für den Bau neuartiger Sensoren und für Anwendungen in der Informationsverarbeitung von zentraler Bedeutung sind. Gleichzeitig erwarten wir neue Erkenntnisse im Bereich der fundamentalen Physik, bis hin zur Demonstration neuer Phänomene, wie die Realisierung vier-dimensionaler topologischer Eigenschaften in komplexen Bauelementen. 

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 24.05.2016

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Cavity-Mediated Coherent Coupling between Distant Quantum Dots
Nicolí Giorgio, Ferguson Michael Sven, Rössler Clemens, Wolfertz Alexander, Blatter Gianni, Ihn Thomas, Ensslin Klaus, Reichl Christian, Wegscheider Werner, Zilberberg Oded (2018), Cavity-Mediated Coherent Coupling between Distant Quantum Dots, in Physical Review Letters, 120(23), 236801-236801.
A parametric symmetry breaking transducer
Eichler Alexander, Heugel Toni L., Leuch Anina, Degen Christian L., Chitra R., Zilberberg Oded (2018), A parametric symmetry breaking transducer, in Applied Physics Letters, 112(23), 233105-233105.
Dissipation-Induced Anomalous Multicritical Phenomena
Soriente M., Donner T., Chitra R., Zilberberg O. (2018), Dissipation-Induced Anomalous Multicritical Phenomena, in Physical Review Letters, 120(18), 183603-183603.
Exploring 4D quantum Hall physics with a 2D topological charge pump
Lohse Michael, Schweizer Christian, Price Hannah M., Zilberberg Oded, Bloch Immanuel (2018), Exploring 4D quantum Hall physics with a 2D topological charge pump, in Nature, 553(7686), 55-58.
Photonic topological boundary pumping as a probe of 4D quantum Hall physics
Zilberberg Oded, Huang Sheng, Guglielmon Jonathan, Wang Mohan, Chen Kevin P., Kraus Yaacov E., Rechtsman Mikael C. (2018), Photonic topological boundary pumping as a probe of 4D quantum Hall physics, in Nature, 553(7686), 59-62.
Long-range spin coherence in a strongly coupled all-electronic dot-cavity system
Ferguson Michael Sven, Oehri David, Rössler Clemens, Ihn Thomas, Ensslin Klaus, Blatter Gianni, Zilberberg Oded (2017), Long-range spin coherence in a strongly coupled all-electronic dot-cavity system, in Physical Review B, 96(23), 235431-235431.
Parametric symmetry breaking in a nonlinear resonator
Leuch Anina, Papariello Luca, Zilberberg Oded, Degen Christian, Chitra Ramasubramanian, Eichler Alex (2016), Parametric symmetry breaking in a nonlinear resonator, in Physical Review Letters, 117, 214101.
Quasiperiodicity and topology transcend dimensions
Kraus Yaacov E., Zilberberg Oded (2016), Quasiperiodicity and topology transcend dimensions, in Nat Phys, 12(7), 624-626.
Synthetic dimensions in integrated photonics: From optical isolation to four-dimensional quantum Hall physics
Ozawa Tomoki, Price Hannah M., Goldman Nathan, Zilberberg Oded, Carusotto Iacopo (2016), Synthetic dimensions in integrated photonics: From optical isolation to four-dimensional quantum Hall physics, in Phys. Rev. A, 93(4), 043827.
Ultrasensitive hysteretic force sensing with parametric nonlinear oscillators
Papariello Luca, Zilberberg Oded, Eichler Alexander, Chitra R. (2016), Ultrasensitive hysteretic force sensing with parametric nonlinear oscillators, in Physical Review E, 94(2), 022201.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Klaus Ensslin's Nanophysics group, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Mikael Rechtsman group United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Gianni Blatter's Quantum Condensed and Coherent Systems group Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Immanuel Bloch's Quantum optics group Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Christian Degen's Spin physics and imaging group Switzerland (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Tilman Esslinger's Quantum Optics group, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Iacopo Carusotto, BEC center, Trento Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
CLEO 2017 Talk given at a conference Topology in a synthetic dimension as a tool for non-reciprocal photonic transport 24.06.2017 Munich, Germany Zilberberg Oded;
QSIT Junior Meeting Talk given at a conference Two methods for the analysis of the driven, dissipative Dicke model 12.06.2017 Passugg, Switzerland Soriente Matteo;
QFLM Talk given at a conference Photonic and atomic topological pumps (dynamical quantum Hall effect in 2 and 4 dimensions) 08.05.2017 Cargese, France Zilberberg Oded;
PSI condensed matter seminar Individual talk Parametric phases and sensors 24.04.2017 PSI, Switzerland Zilberberg Oded;
Bloch group seminar Individual talk Topological pumps and topological quasicrystals 01.03.2017 Munich, Germany Zilberberg Oded;
QSIT general meeting Talk given at a conference Electronic, atomic, and photonic QUantum Engineered SysTems 01.02.2017 Arosa, Switzerland Zilberberg Oded;
QSIT General meeting Poster Scanning tunneling microscopy of a quantum wire out of equilibrium 01.02.2017 Arosa, Switzerland Strkalj Antonio;
Condensed matter seminar Individual talk Measurement backaction on virtual transport 23.01.2017 Karlsruhe, Germany Zilberberg Oded;
Parametric phenomena workshop Talk given at a conference Parametric nonlinear resonators 11.01.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Zilberberg Oded;
Topological metamaterials and beyond, Aspen Winter conference Talk given at a conference Driven-dissipative topological photonics 02.01.2017 Aspen, United States of America Zilberberg Oded;
ETHZ visit of Weizmann and HUJI workshop Talk given at a conference Parametric phases of light-matter systems 20.11.2016 Rehovot, Israel Zilberberg Oded;
AMOP seminar Individual talk Topological pumps and topological quasicrystals 07.11.2016 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Zilberberg Oded;
Theory colloquium Individual talk Topological pumps and synthetic dimensions 05.11.2016 Konstanz, Germany Zilberberg Oded;
ICPS2016, Beijing China Talk given at a conference Spin-coherent electronic cavities as a long-range spin-qubits coupler 31.07.2016 Beijing, China Zilberberg Oded;
ICPS2016, Beijing China Poster Quantum measurement backaction on virtual transport through stacked graphene quantum dots 31.07.2016 Beijing, China Zilberberg Oded;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Workshop 20.09.2017 ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Parametric phenomena workshop 11.01.2017 ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media A look into the fourth dimension ETH Zurich news German-speaking Switzerland International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Beauty comes in many shapes ETH news International 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Measuring forces with oscillations ETH news International 2016

Abstract

In the past decade, there has been rapid development in control and manipulation of coherent quantum systems. These advances allow for the study and utilization of coherent quantum phenomena, as well as, the exploration of quantum mechanical concepts that were formerly of purely theoretical interest in realistic many-body setups. My research involves developing models that facilitate demonstration of contemporary condensed matter ideas in experiments, and their potential applications. Specifically, my principal fields of interest are quantum transport in mesoscopic systems and manifestations of exotic material properties in quantum engineered systems, with all the associated modern ramifications such as topology, out-of-equilibrium, coherent many-body interplay, and consequences for fundamental physics and device applications.
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