Beam me up!
This photomontage of scientists in the cryogenics lab was taken for the Dec 2013 ETH life magazine. From left: Yves Salathé, Andreas Wallraff, Lars Steffen, Nikola Pascher and Klaus Ensslin. (Image: ETH Zurich)
Deterministic Teleportation in Solid State Circuit
Microscope image of one of the quantum bits used in the teleportation experiments. The sample was fabricated in the ETH Zurich clean room FIRST. (Photo: Arkady Fedorov, Lars Steffen / ETH Zurich)
Mechanically Controlled Break-Junction
To investigate devices based on single molecules electrically connected to two electrodes, we micro-fabricate gated gold break-junctions, where the thinnest (20 nm by 30 nm) section of a gold wire (yellow) is controllably broken to form a gap on the order of 1 nm for a single molecule. A side gate (blue) allows shifting the energy levels in the device.
Circuit QED Device
We investigate the quantum physical properties of electronic circuits. The photograph shows a chip made in our labs at ETH and mounted in a printed circuit board to investigate the interaction of individual photons with individual qubits.
The Rydberg experiment uses cryogenic techniques (front) and high power lasers (back) to combine atomic and solid state systems. (Image: Heidi Hostettler, ETH Zurich)
We use cryogenic systems to cool our electronic devices to close to absolute zero of temperature. The photograph shows a detail of one of our setups.
The research is done by an international team including undergraduate and graduate students as well as post doctoral scientists. The lab is supported by one technician, a project manager and a secretary. (Image: Heidi Hostettler, ETH Zurich)