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prof.dr. P.W.H. Pinkse (Pepijn)

Professor

About Me

Pepijn Pinkse did his PhD at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1997 on spin-polarized atomic hydrogen. After a brief postdoc at the University of Konstanz, Germany, het spent 10 years at the famous Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics near Munich, Germany where he worked on Cavity QED and cooling and trapping of single atoms and cold molecules in the division of Gerhard Rempe. In 2009 he switched to the University of Twente, the Netherlands as an Associate Professor and program director of the newly established Strategic Research Orientation “Applied Nanophotonics” in the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, which he continues to coordinate. His present research interests are Nanophotonics and Quantum optics.  Since Sept. 2019 he holds the chair "Adaptive Quantum Optics" within the COPS group combining these two interests.

Education background

  • 2008 Habilitation (German university lecture qualification) with test lecture on 11 Nov ‘08
  • 1993 - 1997 Ph.D., University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (thesis defense 22.12.1997).
  • Title: “Evaporatively Cooled Atomic Hydrogen Investigated by One- and Two-Photon Optical Methods”; Promotor: Prof. J.T.M. Walraven
  • 1988 - 1993 MSc. in Physics, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Partial work in fulfillment of the requirements for MSc.: research in group of Prof. G. Frossati on third sound in superfluid helium films.
  • 1982 - 1988 Grammar school (‘Johan de Witt gymnasium’), Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
Languages
  • Dutch: Mother tongue
  • German: Fluent
  • English: Fluent
  • French: Basic

Expertise

Cavities
Atoms
Photons
Molecules
Photonics
Traps
Photons
Cooling

Ancillary Activities

  • QuiX
    Shareholder and advisor of Spin-off

Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Nanophotonics,
  • Quantum optics
  • Cooling and trapping of ultracold atoms, molecules and nanoparticles
PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 2001- Sep. `09 Research associate at the Max-Planck-Institut for Quantum Optics
    • Team leader and initiator of the cold-molecule project.
    • Continued supervision of the cavity-QED project.
  • 1999 - 2001 Post-doctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Dr. G. Rempe at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ), Garching, Germany.
  • 1998 - 1999 Post-doctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Dr. G. Rempe, Universität Konstanz, Germany.
  • 1993 - 1997 Ph.D. research on trapped atomic hydrogen in the group of Prof. Dr. J.T.M. Walraven. Co-promotor: Dr. T.W. Hijmans.
  • 1992 - 1993 Extra 6 months traineeship, high-field magnet laboratory (SNCI) of the CNRS and the MPG in Grenoble, France, in the group of Prof. J.C. Portal. Supervisor: Dr. D. Maude.
  • 1991 - 1992 Research trainee (18 months) in the Kamerlingh Onnes laboratory in the group of Prof. G. Frossati, University of Leiden. Supervisor: Dr. R. Jochemsen.

Publications

Recent
van der Meer, R., Hooijschuur, P. , Toebes, C., Venderbosch, P. , Pinkse, P. W. H. , & Renema, J. J. (2021). Entanglement witness on a programmable photonic processor. Poster session presented at 44th Annual Meeting NNV AMO Lunteren 2021, Lunteren, Netherlands.
van der Meer, R., Huber, S., Garcia-Patron, R. , Renema, J. J. , & Pinkse, P. W. H. (2021). Boson sampling in thin optical systems. Poster session presented at Physics@Veldhoven 2021, Online Event, Netherlands.
Lyu, Z. , Velsink, M. C. , Pinkse, P. W. H., & Amitonova, L. V. (2021). Superiority of a Square-core Multimode Fiber for Imaging and Spectroscopy. Paper presented at CLEO/EUROPE-EQEC 2021, .
Epping, J. P. , Taballione, C. , Snijders, H. J., Hooijschuur, P., Kassenberg, B. , de Goede, M., Venderbosch, P. , Toebes, C., Vlekkert, H. V. D. , Pinkse, P. W. H. , & Renema, J. J. (2021). Quantum Photonic Processor based on Programmable Integrated Silicon Nitride Circuits. Paper presented at CLEO/EUROPE-EQEC 2021, .
Taballione, C. , van der Meer, R. , Snijders, H. J., Hooijschuur, P. , Epping, J. P. , de Goede, M., Kassenberg, B., Venderbosch, P. , Toebes, C., Vlekkert, H. V. D. , Pinkse, P. W. H. , & Renema, J. J. (2021). A universal fully reconfigurable 12-mode quantum photonic processor. Materials for Quantum Technology, 1(3), 1-9. [035002]. https://doi.org/10.1088/2633-4356/ac168c
Taballione, C. , Meer, R. V. D., Snijders, H. J., Hooijschuur, P. , Epping, J. P. , Goede, M. D., Kassenberg, B., Venderbosch, P. , Toebes, C., Vlekkert, H. V. D. , Pinkse, P. W. H. , & Renema, J. J. (2020). A 12-mode Universal Photonic Processor for Quantum Information Processing. (arXiv.org). arXiv.org. https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.05673
Other Contributions
KEY PUBLICATIONS
  1. S. A. Goorden, M. Horstmann, A. P. Mosk, B. Skoric, and P. W. H. Pinkse
    Quantum-secure authentication of a physical unclonable key
    Optica 1, 421-424 (2014)
  2. S.R. Huisman, G. Ctistis, S. Stobbe, A.P. Mosk, J.L. Herek, A. Lagendijk, P. Lodahl, W.L. Vos, and P.W.H. Pinkse, Measurement of a band-edge tail in the density of states of a photonic-crystal waveguide, Phys. Rev. B. 86, 155154 (2012)
  3. A. Ourjoumtsev, A. Kubanek, M. Koch, C. Sames, P.W.H. Pinkse, G. Rempe and K. Murr, Observation of squeezed light from one atom excited with two photons, Nature 474, 623 (2011)
  4. A. Kubanek, M. Koch, C. Sames, A. Ourjoumtsev, P.W.H. Pinkse, K. Murr, and G. Rempe , Photon by photon feedback control of a single-atom trajectory, Nature 462, 898-901 (2009)
  5. T. Rieger, P. Windpassinger, S.A. Rangwala, G. Rempe, and P.W.H. Pinkse, Trapping of Neutral Rubidium with a Macroscopic Three-Phase Electric Trap, Physical Review Letters 99, 063001 (2007)
  6. P.W.H. Pinkse, T. Fischer, P. Maunz, and G. Rempe. Trapping an atom with single photons, Nature 404, 365-368 (2000)

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Education

Next to the bachelor/master teaching activities:

  • organize monthly Applied Nanophotonics group seminars, attended by ~60 scientists from 6 chairs (COPS, OS, LPNO, MACS, NBP, XUV). Students from the Twente Graduate School actively participate in these seminars.

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Courses

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ME116
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex  ME116
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands