Dr. Christof Eigner

Institute for Photonic Quantum Systems (PhoQS)

Academic Councillor

Head of Laboratories and Scientific Infrastructure

Office Address:
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn

About Christof Eigner

Curriculum Vitae

Since 12/2021: Head of Laboratories and Scientific Infrastructure

In the international "Photonic Quantum Systems Laboratory" (PhoQS Lab), scientists from experimental and theoretical physics, electrical engineering, computer science and mathematics work together in a building with the most modern technological infrastructure, in order to develop technology for photon-based quantum applications as well as in the theoretical and experimental concept development of a scalable quantum photonics fundamentally oriented new research approaches.

The research building provides the necessary infrastructure for this. State-of-the-art micro and nano technology processes enable the realization of miniaturized, integrated optical quantum circuits and quantum components. Manufacturing and characterization techniques are set up, further developed and made "quantum-capable"; high-quality quantum optics laboratories support the exploration of fundamental physical limits of quantum mechanics.

11/2013 - 03/2019: Doctoral thesis

Periodically Poled Waveguides in Potassium Titanyl Phosphate: From Technology Development to Applications

10/2011 - 10/2013: M.Sc. in Physics

Periodically Poled Waveguides in Potassium Titanyl Phosphate for Applications in Quantum Optics

10/2008 - 09/2011: B.Sc. in Physics

Untersuchung der Polungseigenschaften von oberflächennah Ti-diffusionsdotiertem, kongruentem Lithiumniobat


Latest Publications

Realization of a Multi-Output Quantum Pulse Gate for Decoding High-Dimensional Temporal Modes of Single-Photon States
L. Serino, J. Gil López, M. Stefszky, R. Ricken, C. Eigner, B. Brecht, C. Silberhorn, PRX Quantum 4 (2023).
Demonstration of Hong-Ou-Mandel interference in an LNOI directional coupler
S. Babel, L. Bollmers, M. Massaro, K.H. Luo, M. Stefszky, F. Pegoraro, P. Held, H. Herrmann, C. Eigner, B. Brecht, L. Padberg, C. Silberhorn, Optics Express 31 (2023).
Vibrational Properties of the Potassium Titanyl Phosphate Crystal Family
S. Neufeld, U. Gerstmann, L. Padberg, C. Eigner, G. Berth, C. Silberhorn, L.M. Eng, W.G. Schmidt, M. Rüsing, Crystals 13 (2023).
All optical operation of a superconducting photonic interface
F. Thiele, T. Hummel, A.N. McCaughan, J. Brockmeier, M. Protte, V. Quiring, S. Lengeling, C. Eigner, C. Silberhorn, T. Bartley, Optics Express 31 (2023).
Broadband optical Ta2O5 antennas for directional emission of light
H. Farheen, L.-Y. Yan, V. Quiring, C. Eigner, T. Zentgraf, S. Linden, J. Förstner, V. Myroshnychenko, Optics Express 30 (2022) 19288.
Show all publications


Current Courses

  • Experimentalphysik I Übung
  • Experimentalphysik I