Current Projects

Currently the Joint Lab Quantum Photonic Components is involved in the following projects

  •  BECCAL: development and realization of laser modules for the multi-user facility for BEC and atom interferometry experiments with ultra-cold samples of rubidium and potassium atoms onboard the ISS
  • CaLas: development of laser modules for the laser system for calcium ion-based quantum network technology applications
  • GWOL: development of an ultra-narrow linewidth diode laser as the seed laser for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) gravitational wave observatory
  • MAIUS: development and realization of laser modules for experiments on ultra-cold samples of potassium and rubidium atoms onboard a sounding rocket.
  • mECDL: development of a (monolithically) chip-level integrated extended cavity diode laser for application to iodine and rubidium precision spectroscopy
  • Miso : development of space-compatible micro-optical isolators in the visible wavelength range
  • OG2G: Paper study for the evaluation of optical clocks as potential alternative to microwave clocks for the second generation of GALILEO satellites
  • OPUS:  Phase A study for a strontium-based optical frequency reference onboard a satellite. The main activity at FBH consists in the development of diode laser chips for the cooling transition at 689 nm in strontium atoms
  • Opticlock: a pilot project for quantum technology. The opticlock consortium (www.opticlock.de) is developing an optical clock for field use
  • QUANTUS: development and realization of laser modules for experiments on ultra-cold samples of potassium and rubidium atoms at the ZARM drop tower
  • QUEEN- Phase B study for a rubidium two-photon transition based optical frequency reference onboard a nanosatellite
  • WDM: Development and realization of laser modules to demonstrate wavelength division multiplexing for coherent optical communication on ground in a first step to employ semiconductor based lasers for data transfer in space.