University of Rostock

Description of the Institution

Founded in 1419, the University of Rostock (UROS) is one of the oldest Universities in Europe. The University belongs to the traditional German Universities with all four historic departments of jurisprudence, natural philosophy, medicine and theology. Currently, it hosts more than 15,000 students and offers more than 100 fields of study leading to the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, respectively. UROS is widely regarded as one of the most important intellectual hubs in northern Germany, where it serves as focal point of a rapidly developing high-tech region and provides considerable experience in managing numerous research contracts of national and international scope.


Description of Main Tasks and Participant’s Profile

The UROS group has thorough expertise in the fabrication of three-dimensional waveguide structures in transparent bulk material using ultrashort femtosecond laser pulses. The quality of the fabricated optical chips, that can be used in the classical as well as the quantum regime, has been proven during the last years in numerous high-impact publication. Based on this knowledge, the role of the consortium member UROS is two-fold: First, provides laser-written photonic waveguide structures together with a thorough quantum-optical characterization. Thus, UROS is a central element in the consortium with respect to the implementation of the experimental goals. Secondly, it is in charge of etching holes in glass chips using intense laser radiation. The entire consortium, theory and experiment, strongly benefits from the contributions of UROS.


Leading Researchers 

  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Szameit
    Principal Investigator

    PhotoCredit: ErBeStA / Sebastian Pucher