November 2022 first collaboration between C2N and the Physics Faculty of Munich Quantum Center and CeNS,

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany.


      From November 7 to 10, 2022 we had the pleasure to welcome Lukas Hussel, 3rd year PhD student of LMU Munich. During his stay Lukas met the members of the GOSS and TONIQ teams and was able to enjoy a personal visit of our clean room. A big thank you to our teams and particularly to Martin Guillot, Phd team GOOS, for the organization of his stay and the particular care given to the reception of our visitor.


During his stay, Lukas shared his scientific expertise with us during a seminar for our PhD students entitled: "Telecom-band single photons from functionalized carbon nanotubes coupled to an open cavity".

Lukas Husel1, Julian Trapp1, Xiaojian Wu², Manuel Nutz³, Thomas Hümmer³, YuHuang Wang², David Hunger4, Alexander Högele1,51Fakultät für Physik, Munich Quantum Center and CeNS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany – ²Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, USA – ³Qlibri GmbH, München, Germany – 4Physikalisches Institut, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany – 5Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology, München, Germany.


This stay was also the occasion to make our guest discover the University of Paris Saclay (UFR of sciences) thanks to an escape game organized in the premises of the MISS (MISS site), game followed by a moment of conviviality between PhD students.


Lukas wanted to share his experience with us through these few lines:

In November 2022, I visited C2N for a PhD exchange, organized in the framework of the SMART-22 program. My three-day stay at the institute was a very valuable experience, both from a scientific as well as from a personal perspective.

Members of the GOSS division provided me with detailed lab tours, during which I gained fascinating new insights about physics as well as experimental techniques. Some of the division’s research interests overlap with mine, so I will be able to directly apply some of the acquired knowledge to my own work. It was great that two of the PIs took the time to engage in an extremely fruitful discussion with me about some of my results. I had the opportunity to give a seminar talk, where I received valuable feedback on recently conducted experiments. In addition, I took part in a detailed tour through the new, impressive cleanroom, which included some important learnings on device fabrication.

On a personal level, it was very nice to get to know the students and researchers at the institute and to learn about the research environment and the local culture in France and Paris. The program included a fun social event, which offered a great opportunity for personal exchange.

Overall, I greatly enjoyed participating in the exchange program. The local organizers set up a schedule full of interesting events and meetings and organized the travel, making my visit at C2N an intriguing experience. It was fascinating and inspiring to witness the cutting-edge experimental setups and semiconductor devices and get to know the research culture, in which an open, stimulating exchange of ideas is promoted. I believe that in the long term, I will greatly profit from the experiences made during my visit and I would highly recommend participation in the program."

Article written by Lukas Husel