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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

Engineering & Materials Science
Authentication
Multimode Fibers
Photonic Crystals
Photonics
Photons
Wavefronts
Physics & Astronomy
Photonics
Photons

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
Timmerhuis, J. , Somhorst, F. , van der Meer, R. , Correa Anguita, M., Schadow, R., Snijders, H., de Goede, M., Kassenberg, B., Venderbosch, P., Taballione, C., Epping, J., van den Vlekkert, H., Bulmer, J. F. F., Lugani, J., Walmsley, I. A. , Pinkse, P. W. H., Eisert, J., Walk, N. , & Renema, J. J. (2022). Quantum photo-thermodynamics on a programmable quantum photonic processor. Poster session presented at PIC Summit Europe, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
van der Meer, R., de Goede, M., Kassenberg, B., Venderbosch, P., Snijders, H., Epping, J., Taballione, C., van den Vlekkert, H. , Renema, J. J. , & Pinkse, P. W. H. (2022). Observing open scattering channels in an on-chip physical simulation. Poster session presented at International Conference on Integrated Quantum Photonics, ICIQP 2022, Lyngby, Denmark.
van der Hoeven, L. , Velsink, M. C., van der Vies, A. , Stellinga, D. , & Pinkse, P. W. H. (2022). Time-Domain Physical Unclonable Keys. Poster session presented at 45th Annual Meeting NNV AMO 2022, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Smith, D. , Taballione, C. , Anguita, M. C. , De Goede, M., Venderbosch, P., Kassenberg, B. , Snijders, H. , Epping, J. P. , van der Meer, R. , Pinkse, P. W. H., van den Vlekkert, H. , & Renema, J. J. (2022). A Universal 20-mode Quantum Photonic Processor in Silicon Nitride. In Quantum 2.0, QUANTUM 2022 [QW4B.2] (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optica Publishing Group. https://opg.optica.org/viewmedia.cfm?uri=QUANTUM-2022-QW4B.2&seq=0
Anguita, M. C. , Somhorst, F. H. B. , van der Meer, R., Schadow, R. , Snijders, H. J. , de Goede, M., Kassenberg, B., Venderbosch, P. , Taballione, C. , Epping, J. P. , van den Vlekkert, H. H., Bulmer, J. F. F., Lugani, J., Walmsley, I. A. , Pinkse, P. W. H., Eisert, J., Walk, N. , & Renema, J. J. (2022). Quantum photo-thermodynamics on a programmable photonic quantum processor. In Quantum 2.0, QUANTUM 2022 [QTu3A.3] (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optica Publishing Group.
Goel, S., Leedumrongwatthanakun, S., Valencia, N. H., McCutcheon, W. , Pinkse, P. W. H., Conti, C., & Malik, M. (2022). Programming multi-mode quantum circuits in complex scattering media. In 2022 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2022 - Proceedings [FF3J.2] (2022 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2022 - Proceedings). IEEE.
Somhorst, F. , Correa Anguita, M. , Timmerhuis, J., Van den Hoven, S., Brinkman, B., De Ruiter, D. , van der Meer, R., Hooijschuur, P. , Pinkse, P. W. H. , & Renema, J. J. (2022). Integrated Quantum Photonics. Poster session presented at MESA+ Meeting 2022, Enschede, Netherlands.
Somhorst, F. , van der Meer, R. , Correa Anguita, M., Schadow, R. , Snijders, H. J. , de Goede, M., Kassenberg, B., Venderbosch, P. , Taballione, C. , Epping, J. P., van den Vlekkert, H., Bulmer, J. F. F., Lugani, J., Walmsley, I. A. , Pinkse, P. W. H., Eisert, J., Walk, N. , & Renema, J. J. (2022). Quantum photo-thermodynamics on a programmable photonic quantum processor. Poster session presented at Quantum Information Spring School 2022, Les Houches, France.
Somhorst, F. , van der Meer, R., Hooijschuur, P., Venderbosch, P. , de Goede, M., Kassenberg, B. , Snijders, H. J. , Taballione, C. , Epping, J. P., van den Vlekkert, H., Walk, N. , Pinkse, P. W. H. , & Renema, J. J. (2022). Experimental demonstration of an efficient, semi-device-independent photonic indistinguishability witness. Poster session presented at 764. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Photonic Quantum Technologies – A Revolution in Communication, Sensing, and Metrology 2022, Bad Honnef, Germany.
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 Academic Year  2022/2023

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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