Hugues de Riedmatten

Prof. Hugues de Riedmatten, Group leader


Address: Institute of Photonic Sciences

                Parc Mediterrani de la tecnologia

                Avda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3

               08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain

Office:   012

Office Telephone:        +34 935534020  

Laboratory Telephone: +34 935542206,   +34 935542203

Fax:                            +34 935534000

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Academic Background

From 09/2010  Tenured ICREA Professor at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona.  Group  Leader of the Quantum Photonics with Solids and Atoms group.

10/2006-08/2010   Senior Scientist in the Group of Applied Physics, University of Geneva (Prof. Nicolas Gisin). Group Leader of photonic quantum storage activities based on solid state atomic ensembles.

09/2004-08/2006     Post-doctoral Scholar, Quantum Optics Group, California Institute of Technology, with Prof. Jeff Kimble. Research area: Light-Matter interface with atomic ensembles and single photons, entanglement between remote atomic ensembles, experiments towards quantum networks and repeaters.

12/2003-08/2004     Post-doc at the Group of Applied Physics, University of Geneva, with Prof Nicolas Gisin. Research area: Long distance quantum communication in optical fibers

1999-2003         PhD in Physics (experimental quantum optics), Group of Applied Physics, University

of Geneva, Switzerland, with Prof. Nicolas Gisin.

Title: Photonic entanglement in optical fibers: from long distance quantum teleportation to high dimensional Hilbert spaces.

1994-1999       MSc in physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL). Master thesis in nanophysics at the Laboratory of nanostructured materials , with Prof Jean-Philippe Ansermet.

Title: Study of relaxation phenomena in magnetic nanostructures using NMR.

Selected Publications:

(for a full account, see here)


1.C. Clausen, I.Usmani,F. Bussières, N.Sangouard, M.Afzelius, H. de Riedmatten and N.Gisin,  Quantum storage of photonic entanglement in a crystal, Nature 469, 508 (2011) . See also News&Views  by Jevon Longdell.

2. B. Lauritzen, J. Minář, H. de Riedmatten, M. Afzelius, N. Sangouard, C. Simon and N. Gisin, Telecomunication wavelength solid state memory at the single photon level, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 080502 (2010)

3. H. de Riedmatten, Quantum Optics: Light Storage at record bandwidth, Invited News&Views paper, Nature Photonics 4, 206 (2010)

4. H. de Riedmatten*, M.Afzelius*, M.Staudt, C.Simon and N.Gisin, A solid state light matter interface at the single photon level, Nature 456, 773 (2008) (*co first-authors)

5. C. Simon, H. de Riedmatten, M. Afzelius, N. Sangouard, H. Zbinden, and N. Gisin, Quantum Repeaters with Photon Pair Sources and Multimode Memories, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 190503 (2007)

6. C.-W. Chou, J. Laurat, H. Deng, K. S. Choi, H. de Riedmatten, D. Felinto, H. J.Kimble Functional Quantum Nodes for Entanglement Distribution over Scalable Quantum Networks Science 316, 1316 (2007), published in Science Express on April 5 2007

7. D. Felinto , CW Chou, J. Laurat, E. W. Schomburg, H. de Riedmatten and H. J.Kimble Conditional control of the quantum states of remote atomic memories for quantum networking, Nature Phys. 2, 844 (2006), see also News and Views by V.Vuletic

8. H. de Riedmatten, J. Laurat, C.-W. Chou, E. W. Schomburg , D. Felinto and H. J.Kimble, Direct measurement of decoherence for entanglement between a photon and stored atomic excitation Phys.Rev.Lett  97, 113603, (2006)

9. C.W.Chou, H. de Riedmatten, D.Felinto, S.V. Polyakov, S.J. van Enk and H.J.Kimble,    Measurement induced entanglement for atomic excitation stored in remote atomic ensembleNature, 438, 828-832 (2005)

10. H. de Riedmatten, I.Marcikic, W.Tittel, H.Zbinden, D.Collins and N.Gisin, Long distance quantum teleportation in a quantum relay configuration, Phys.Rev.Lett  92, 047904 (2004)

11. I. Marcikic*, H. de Riedmatten*, W. Tittel, H. Zbinden, and N. Gisin, Long distance teleportation of qubits at telecom wavelength, Nature 421,509 (2003) (*co-first authors)

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