Research topics in the group of S. Schiller

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Laser spectroscopy and quantum optics (Introduction)

 

       

arrow Cooling and spectroscopy of HD+

 

       

arrow Cooling and spectroscopy of complex molecules

 

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Optical atomic clocks (with Prof. A. Görlitz)

 

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Testing Special Relativity: Michelson-Morley experiment

 

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Testing General Relativity

 

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Satellite tests of Special and General Relativity - Optical Clocks in Space

 

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Cw mid-Infrared sources and molecular spectroscopy

 

Present/Past Collaborations

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Universität Düsseldorf, Prof. A. Görlitz (Optical Clocks)

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Universität Köln, Prof. S. Schlemmer (molecular spectroscopy)

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Humboldt-Universität Berlin, (High precision test of Special Relativity, OPTIS)

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Universität Bremen, ZARM (OPTIS)

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Universität Duisburg, Zentrum für Halbleitertechnik und Optoelektronik (Oscillator fabrication)

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Universität Bonn, Institut für Angewandte Physik, (OPO development and applications)

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Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Lasermedizin, (OPO applications)

Present/Past Collaborative Research Programs

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EU-STREP project "VILLAGE - Versatile Infrared Laser source for Low-cost Analysis of Gas Emissions"

(with Thales (F), Univ. Southampton (UK), Univ. Valladolid (E), NEO (N), 2006-2009)

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ESA project "Space Optical Clocks"

(with SYRTE (F), PTB (D), Univ. Firenze (I), ENS Paris (F), 2006-2009)

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ESA project "Optical Frequency Synthesizer for Space-borne Optical Frequency Metrology"

(with NPL (UK), Menlo Systems (D), Obs. Neuchatel (CH), Kayser-Threde (D), 2006-2007)

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ESA project "Optical clocks as frequency and time references in ESA Deep Space Stations"

(with SYRTE (F), Univ. Firenze (I), Kayser Italia (I), 2006-2007)

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DFG project "„Laser spectroscopy on ultracold HD+ molecules"

(with V. Korobov (Dubna, RUS), D. Bakalov (INRE, Sofia, BG), and M. Okhapkin (ILP, Novosibirsk, RUS), 2005-2007)

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EU network: Ultracold molecules (2003-2006)

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DFG Schwerpunktprogramm on "Interactions in ultracold molecular and atomic gases" (2001-2005)

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ESA Topical Team on Fundamental Physics on the ISS (2001)