The Quantum Optics Group of INRIM performs research both experimental and theoretical, devoted to the investigation of entanglement in quantum mechanics and its application to quantum technologies, such as quantum information processing and quantum metrology. More in detail, many experiments, based on the use of entangled pairs of photons, are being performed, using the "Carlo Novero " eight laboratories (devoted to the memory of Carlo Novero, who began this activity). Among them:
We are expecting to establish a research facility entitled Quantum-Atom Optics (QAO) group as a working part of the Quantum Matter and Quantum Information (QMQI) Group. The main goals are to provide access to researchers, to offer flawless information that helps narrowing theoretical window on the behaviors of the ultra-cold substances and to assist physicists to aim at only what quantum matter, in particular the BEC, may offer.
Research and teaching in Vienna are focusing on modern developments in quantum information technologies, quantum communication, entanglement with photons and with massive objects, quantum teleportation, neutron optics, atom chips, molecular quantum optics, as well as quantum physics in nanostructured solids, such as quantum dots and quantum cascade lasers.
Quantum physics is concerned with fundamental questions of physics, such as the existence of superposition states or the entanglement of quantum states and the implications of their application. In the period since Max Planck's discoveries, theoretical and experimental research has evolved at an amazing pace and scientists today are capable of controlling quantum systems of photons, of single ions and atoms or small numbers of them with extraordinary precision.