Dr Jonas N. Becker (he/him)
Jerry Cowen Chair of Experimental Physics
Assistant Professor of Physics
PI - Solid State Quantum Optics Group
2021 Assistant Professor of Physics, Michigan State University, USA
2020 Research Associate in Quantum Information, Imperial College London, UK
2017 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Oxford, UK
2017 PhD in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.) with Prof. Christoph Becher, Saarland University, Germany
2013 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Chemistry, Saarland University, Germany
2011 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemistry, Saarland University, Germany
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About the PI
Jonas Becker is the PI of the Solid-State Quantum Optics Group (S2QO). His research at MSU focuses on experimental quantum information science using optically-active systems in solid-state host materials such as defects in synthetic diamond and rare earth-doped crystals. This includes high-resolution spectroscopic investigations as well as optical and microwave-based quantum control of individual novel defects in diamond to make them accessible as solid-state quantum bits, the development of quantum devices such as optical quantum memories and quantum interconnects based on solid-state platforms, and experiments designed to probe the foundations of quantum mechanics, in particular quantum thermodynamics.
He is also affiliated with the Fraunhofer USA Center Midwest for Coatings & Diamond Technologies to combine his expertise in the characterization of quantum materials with the center's materials synthesis and processing capabilities.