Niels Loerch


Department of Physics
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland

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Research Interests

Quantum Optics, Optomechanics, Trapped Ions, Synchronization

Short CV

2005-2010: Diplom in Physics at University of Heidelberg. Thesis Advisors: Dr. Sandro Wimberger and Prof. Berge Englert (CQT Singapore)
2011-2015: PhD in Physics under supervision of Prof. Klemens Hammerer at Leibniz University and Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover
2015-present: Postdoc in the group of Prof. Christoph Bruder at University of Basel


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1.  Quantum synchronization blockade: Energy quantization hinders synchronization of identical oscillators
N. Loerch, S. Nigg, A. Nunnenkamp, R. Tiwari, and C. Bruder.
submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.

2.  Synchronization of an optomechanical system to an external drive
E. Amitai, N. Loerch, A. Nunnenkamp, S. Walter, and C. Bruder.
submitted to Phys. Rev. A

3.  Robust quantum optimizer with full connectivity
S. Nigg, N. Loerch, and R. Tiwari.
Science Advances 07 Apr 2017: Vol. 3, no. 4, e1602273

4.  Optomechanical Self-Oscillations in an Anharmonic Potential: Engineering a Nonclassical Steady State
M. Grimm, C. Bruder, and N. Loerch.
J. Opt. 18, 094004 (2016)

5.  Genuine quantum signatures in synchronization of anharmonic self-oscillators
N. Loerch, E. Amitai, A. Nunnenkamp, and C. Bruder.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 073601 (2016)

6.  Quantum Algorithmic Readout in Multi-Ion Clocks
M. Schulte, N. Loerch, I.D. Leroux, P.O. Schmidt, and K. Hammerer.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 013002 (2016)

7.  Sub-Poissonian phonon lasing in three-mode optomechanics
N. Loerch and K. Hammerer.
Phys. Rev. A 91, 061803(R) (2015)

8.  Laser Theory for Optomechanics: Limit Cycles in the Quantum Regime
N. Loerch, J. Qian, A. Clerk, F. Marquardt, and K. Hammerer.
Phys. Rev. X 4, 011015 (2014)

9.  Precision spectroscopy by photon-recoil signal amplification
Y. Wan, F. Gebert, J.B. Wuebbena, N. Scharnhorst, S. Amairi, I.D. Leroux, B. Hemmerling, N. Loerch, K. Hammerer, and P.O. Schmidt.
Nature Communications 5, 3096 (2014)

10.  Wave-function-renormalization effects in resonantly enhanced tunneling
N. Loerch, F.V. Pepe, H. Lignier, D. Ciampini, R. Mannella, O. Morsch, E. Arimondo, P. Facchi, G. Florio, S. Pascazio, and S. Wimberger.
Phys. Rev. A 85, 053602 (2012)

11.  Long-lived qubit from three spin-1/2 atoms
R. Han, N. Loerch, J. Suzuki, and B.-G. Englert.
Phys. Rev. A 84, 012322 (2011)

12.  Time-resolved measurement of Landau-Zener tunneling in different bases
G. Tayebirad, A. Zenesini, D. Ciampini, R. Mannella, O. Morsch, E. Arimondo, N. Loerch, and S. Wimberger.
Phys. Rev. A 82, 013633 (2010)