Prof. Dr. Kai Müller
Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Müller’s research focusses research focusses on the quantum engineering of building blocks which are essential for all areas of photonic quantum technologies and their integration into quantum photonic integrated circuits. These building blocks are sources of non-classical light such as single-photons or entangled photons, spin-photon interfaces, quantum memories and single photon detectors. The research spans the entire range from engineering light-matter interactions to demonstrator experiments, which enable systems engineering.
Prof. Müller studied Physics at TUM and was awarded a PhD in Physics at TUM in 2013. Subsequently, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, funded by a Feodor-Lynen fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation (2013-2015), and established a junior research group at the Walter Schottky Institut of TUM (2016-2018). In 2019 he was appointed as a Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at TUM and obtained early tenure as Associate Professor in 2022.
- Quantum Futur grant from BMBF (2018)
- Fellow of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities as a members of their Young Academy (2017-2022)
- Feodor-Lynen fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation (2013)
- Dimitris N. Chorafas prize (2013)
Key Publications (all publications)
F. Sbresny et al.: “Stimulated generation of indistinguishable single photons from a quantum ladder system”, Physical Review Letters 128, 093603 (2022).Abstract
L. Hanschke et al.: “Quantum dot single photon sources with ultra-low multi-photon probability”, npj Quantum Information 4, 43 (2018).Abstract
K. A. Fischer et al.: “Signatures of two-photon pulses from a quantum two-level system” Nature Physics 13, 649–654 (2017).Abstract
K. A. Fischer et al.: “Self-homodyne measurement of a dynamic Mollow triplet in the solid state”, Nature Photonics 10, 163-166 (2016).Abstract
K. Müller et al.: “Coherent Generation of Nonclassical Light on Chip via Detuned Photon Blockade”, Physical Review Letters 114 (23), 233601 (2015).Abstract