Quantum Simulations are key to investigate quantum mechanical properties. By using a well controlled quantum mechanical system one can implement and study tailored Hamiltonians and unlock new types of matter.
During his PhD thesis work in the lab of Prof. Francesca Ferlaino Simon used the toolbox of lattice-confined dipolar atoms to perform Quantum Simulations of exotic interatom interactions that involve atoms in different lattice sites.
The realization of quantum networks requires versatile quantum network nodes to distribute entanglement across the network and store it for further processing.
As an Erwin-Schrödinger fellow at QuTech, TU Delft, Simon together with the team led by Prof. Ronald Hanson has build the first quantum network exceeding two quantum network nodes – a crucial step to realize a future Quantum Internet.
Cavity coupled trapped ions are a promising platform to realize long-range quantum networks due to their superior spin-photon coupling efficiencies and entanglement fidelities, and a communication wavelength compatible for high efficient conversion to telecom frequencies.
In 2020 Simon joined the group of Prof. Tracy Northup within his Erwin-Schrödinger fellowship to bring the vision of an Austrian based Quantum Network further ahead.
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