Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Integrated Quantum Photonics

Integrated Quantum Photonics Group

Picture of the group on our campus in Adlershof.


Positioning of a sample with high-precision stages.   A diamond sample inside a cavity.   Theoretical physics at the blackboard: the diamond lattice.


Welcome to our group website!


We are currently looking for motivated Bachelor, Master and PhD students as well as Post-Docs. For details and information on how to apply, take a look at Open Positions.


News & Highlights

  • July 1, 2024: Welcome Joseph, welcome Manuel! We are joined by Joseph Pereira and Manuel Vega Artillo through the Humboldt Internship Program this summer.
  • June 5, 2024: Tim and the IQP team kick off the JST ASPIRE exchange program of the Germany-Japan quantum technologies partnership program together with Prof. Oliver Benson and our Japanese Partners Prof. Yukata Shikano (Tsukuba University), Prof. Masazumi Fujiwara (Okayama University) and Prof. Takafumi Ono (Kagawa University).


  • May 31, 2024: Goodbye Tomi! We thank Tomi Nguyen for his valuable contributions to our work as a student assistant and wish all the best for the continuation of his studies.
  • May 13, 2024: Welcome Hannaneh! Today Hannaneh Dortaj is starting a six month research internship in our group.
  • April 2, 2024: Welcome Robert! Robert Redlich is starting his Bachelor thesis project in our group.
  • March 21, 2024: Congratulations Lea! Our Master student Lea Marlen Rektorschek successfully defended her thesis today. We wish you all the best for your future!
  • March 18, 2024: Welcome Max! Max Elias Heimann is starting his Master thesis in our group.
  • February 22, 2024: Welcome Tom! Tom Ben Dor is starting his Master thesis in our group.
  • February 8, 2024: Congratulations Karl! Our Bachelor student Karl Lübs successfully defended his thesis today. Thank you for your contribution and all the best for your future endeavours!
  • February 6, 2024: Tim is holding his inaugural lecture at the Department of Physics. Congratulations!

  • February 1, 2024: Congratulations Mustafa! After finishing his Master degree in the group, Mustafa Gökçe is starting his PhD.
  • December 15, 2023: Congratulations Grisha! Our former student assistant Grigory Kornilov is starting his Master thesis in our group.
  • December 1, 2023: Welcome Domenica! We are very excited to have Domenica Bermeo join our group as a PhD student.
  • November 14, 2023: Congratulations Julian! We proudly announce that our PhD student Julian Bopp won 1st prize at the Forum Junge Spitzenforschung science competition with his project "Chip-Integrated Diamond-NV Quantum Magnetic Field Camera". The prize is endowed with 10.000 €.

    julian_at_forum_junge_spitzenforschung.jpg  julian_forum_prize.jpeg

  • October 17, 2023: We are thrilled to announce that our team members Sinan Gündoğdu and Grigory Kornilov, in collaboration with Dr. Sofia Pazzagli from Humboldt-University AG GOP, were distinguished as finalists for the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis. Our innovative project "QLAS – the Photonic 3D Printer" focuses on crafting a low-power direct laser writing method to produce 3D photonics with a pronounced refractive index contrast in polymers.

  • October 12,2023: Congratulations Cem! Our PhD Student Cem Güney Torun is the winner of the best presenter award given at the IOP-HU Early Career Researcher Conference on Condensed Matter Physics, Liyang, China.


  • October 4, 2023: Congratulations Mustafa! Our student Mustafa Gökçe succesfully defended his Master thesis today.
  • September 22, 2023: Goodbye Feykun, goodbye Ivan! Today is the last day of Sarp Feykun Sener's and Ivan Kharichkin's summer internships. We really enjoyed having you and wish you all the best for you future!
  • September 21, 2023: Congratulations Max! Maximilian Kähler successfully defended his master thesis today. We say goodbye and wish you all the best for you next endeavors!
  • August 10, 2023: Welcome Tomi! We are happy to have Tomi Nguyen joining our group as a student assistant.
  • July 28, 2023: Goodbye Felipe, goodbye Fenglei! Today our post-doctoral researcher Felipe Perona Martinez is leaving the group. You will be missed after three exciting and enjoyable years! It is also the last day for our guest scientist Fenglei Gu who is returning to Delft. We wish both of you all the best for your future!
  • July 13, 2023: Congratulations Kilian! Our PhD student Kilian Unterguggenberger is a winner of the Physik-Studienpreis 2023 awarded by the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin for his Master studies.

  • July 3, 2023: Welcome Ivan! Today Ivan Kharichkin is joining us as a research intern.
  • June 29, 2023: Congratulations Lea! We are extremely proud to announce that IQP student Lea Marlen Rektorschek is part of the winning team of the Qiskit Hackathon at the World of Quantum. Nicely done!

  • June 19, 2023: Welcome Karl, welcome Feykun! We are happy to have Karl Lübs joining our group as a Bachelor student and Sarp Feykun Sener as a research intern.
  • June 17, 2023: Can you guess the wavelength of laser light? We were at the Long Night of Sciences to answer this question and all the others you had on optics, lasers and quantum physics. Thank you for coming and thank you to everyone who volunteered in preparing and supervising the experiments!

    A young girl tries out her self-built spectrometer at the Long Night of Sciences 2023.
  • May 8, 2023:  Laura, Julian, and Tim are presenting our work at CLEO in San José, California.

    Laura, Julian and Tim in front of the CLEO logo.
  • April 17, 2023: Congratulations to Maarten and Kilian! Our PhD students Maarten van der Hoeven and Kilian Unterguggenberger were admitted to the Berlin School of Optical Sciences and Technology.
  • April 17, 2023: Welcome Charlotta! Today Charlotta Gurr starts her master's thesis in our group.
  • April 6, 2023 Our research is highlighted in HU, FBH, and IRIS news "Researchers at HU and Ferdinand-Braun-Institut make an important step towards the quantum internet".

    Artistic depiction of a multi-node quantum network composed of diamonds.
  • April 6, 2023: Goodbye Tim! Tim Luca Turan will join TU Delft as a PhD student. We wish you all the best for the future!
  • March 15, 2023: Tim Schröder presents our contribution to the development of quantum networks at the National Conference on IT-Security Research in Berlin.

    Tim on stage presenting our research at the national security conference.
  • February 16, 2023: Congratulations Franziska! Franziska Marie Herrmann successfully defended her master thesis on "Development of a stable, compact and cost-effective laser light source for resonant control of tin-vacancy color centers" today. She will join Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) as a PhD student. We wish you all the best for the future!
  • February 1, 2023: Welcome back Helen! We are extremely glad to have Helen Jurscha back as our administrative assistant. Welcome Fenglei! We are excited to have Fenglei Gu from TU Delft join our group for the next six months to work on quantum repeater modelling.
  • January 16, 2023: Welcome Yannick and congratulations Jonas! Today Yannick Strocka and Jonas Wollenberg start their PhD theses in our group. Jonas recently completed his master thesis with us, and we are excited to have Yannick join us as a new group member!