Our research focuses on the development of advanced photonic quantum technology for applications in quantum information processing and for investigations in quantum science. The fact that photons have an intrinsic lack of decoherence and can be conveniently manipulated with high precision, makes them attractive for many applications. The photons’ inherent advantage of being mobile provides a unique opportunity of transmitting and processing quantum information by using the same physical system.

Our six Research Pillars:

Our research is supported by the:

  • European Commission through the Flagship initiative under project UNIQORN (No. 820474)
  • European Commission under the project ErBeStA (No. 800942)
  • Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) through the QuantERA ERA-NET Cofund project HiPhoP
  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF) through the doctoral programme CoQuS (W1210), NaMuG (P30067-N36), and GRIPS (P30817-N36)
  • United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research via QAT4SECOMP (FA2386-17-1-4011)
  • University of Vienna via the Research Platform TURIS and the uni:docs fellowship programme
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences via the DOC fellowship programme
  • Red Bull GmbH


Our research has previously been supported by the:

  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF) through the START-programme PhoQuSi (Y585-N20)
  • European Commission under the Marie Curie 2020 initial training programme PICQUE (No. 608062)
  • European Commission under projects QuILMI (No. 295293), EQuaM (No. 323714), GRASP (No.613024) and QUCHIP (No.641039)
  • Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) via PhoCluDi (ICT12-041)
  • United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research via HiFi-MBQC (FA8655-11-1-3004) and QEncrypt (FA9550-16-1-0004)
  • Brazilian Government via the Science-without-Borders programme