Prof. Dr. Andreas Reiserer


Quantum Networks

Academic Career and Research Areas

The research of Prof. Reiserer is focused on the development of quantum networks, in which individual quantum systems are connected and entangled by exchanging particles of light. In this context, the group of Prof. Reiserer investigates novel hardware platforms, in particular erbium dopants in silicon. This system has a unique promise for future applications, which originates from the combination of quantum technologies with established semiconductor technology.

Prof. Reiserer (*1985) studied Physics at the University of Würzburg and the MPI of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. He completed his PhD thesis "A controlled phase gate between a single atom and an optical photon“ in 2014 at the MPI of Quantum Optics in Garching. As a Postdoc, he worked at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience and the QuTech institute in Delft. Since 2016, he has led an independent research group at the MPI of Quantum Optics. In 2022, he was appointed as a professor of Quantum Networks at TU Munich.


    • Starting Grant of the European Research Council - ERC (2018)
    • Paul Ehrenfest Best Paper Award for Quantum Foundations (2016)
    • Otto-Hahn-Award of the Max-Planck-Society (2015)

    Reiserer A: "Cavity-enhanced quantum network nodes".  Reviews of Modern Physics (in press).


    Weiss* L, Gritsch* A, Merkel B, Reiserer A: "Erbium Dopants in Nanophotonic Silicon Waveguides".  Optica 8(1), 40 (2021).


    Merkel B, Ulanowski A, Reiserer A: "Coherent and Purcell-Enhanced Emission from Erbium Dopants in a Cryogenic High-Q Resonator." Phys. Rev. X 10, 041025 (2020).


    Hensen B et al.: "Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometres". Nature 526, 682 (2015).


    Reiserer A, Kalb N, Rempe G, Ritter S: "A quantum gate between a flying optical photon and a single trapped atom". Nature 508, 237 (2014).