Welcome to the Quantum Sensing Lab

Our laboratory is located in the Department of Physics of the University of Basel in Switzerland. Our research is centered around the emerging field of "Quantum sensing", where the use of individual, well-controlled quantum systems as high-performance sensing devices is being explored. We concentrate on implementing various types of such sensors and on applying them to outstanding scientific tasks in mesoscopic physics, nano-science and technology. At the moment, our quantum system of choice for these purposes is the Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) color center in diamond, whose exceptional quantum-coherent properties allow for high-performance sensing applications (such as single-electron spin detection) even at room temperature.

 

 

News from the Lab

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Arne made the cover!

Congratulations! Our closed-contour spin driving experiments made it to the cover of Nature Physic's November edition. The image shows quantum beats of a NV center due to quantum interference effects under closed-contour driving.
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Arne's paper published in Nature Physics

For the first time, we were able to study quantum interference in a three-level quantum system and thereby control the behavior of individual electron spins. To this end, we used a novel nanostructure, in which a quantum system is…
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Patrick's and Brendan's paper on antiferromagnets posted on ArXiv

Patrick's and Brendan's paper entitled "Nanomagnetism of magnetoelectric granular thin-film antiferromagnets" was posted on ArXiv. Since experimental tools to explore antiferromagnetic films on the nanoscale are still sparse, we offer a…
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Daniel wins the Swiss Nanotechology PhD Prize!

Dr. Daniel Riedel, joint Postdoc in the teams of Richard Warburton and Patrick Maletinsky and PhD student in the SNI’s PhD School until December 2017, received the Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Prize 2018 sponsored by the Hightech Zentrum…
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Congratulations to Märta Tschudin

We are delighted to announce that Märta Tschudin has won the Inspire Potentials - QSIT Master Internship Award.
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New PhD Student & PostDoc

We welcome our new PhD Student Jodok Happacher and PostDoc Marcel.li Grimau Puigibert. Both will reinforce the mK-magnetometry team.
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Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Riedel

Daniel Riedel successfully defended his thesis and was received the Quantum Future Award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany (BMBF) and the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQST)!
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Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Appel and Dr. Arne Barfuss

Patrick Appel and Arne Barfuss successfully defended their PhD thesis. Great job!!!
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Paper on quantum sensing and imaging of spin-cycloid in multiferroic BFO published in Nature

In collaboration with the group of V. Jacques and the CNRS Thales we were able to demonstrate real-space visualization of non-collinear antiferromagnetic order in a magnetic thin film at room temperature and manipulate the cycloid…
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Daniel's paper published in Physical Review X

Daniels's paper "Deterministic enhancement of coherent photon generation from a nitrogen-vacancy center in ultrapure diamond" was published in PRX. We couple NV centers to a tunable microcavity and significantly enhance their photonic…