Project Area A

Few-body quantum systems and environments

A bottom-up approach is followed in research area A in which individual or few-body quantum systems coupled to tailored environments are investigated.
This includes the investigation of non-trivial reservoirs. Making use of the extremely high degree of control over internal and external dynamics and the full power of state detection techniques available for individual quantum optical systems, we aim at an in-depth understanding of the interplay of coherent control techniques and environmental couplings, as well as of reservoir mediated interactions between quantum systems.