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Nicolas Roch

Adress : 25 avenue des Martyrs
BP 166
38042 Grenoble Cedex 9
Office : Z 221
Phone : +33 4 56 38 71 77

I am a physicist working at the Neel Institute in Grenoble. I am a member of the quantum coherence team.

The experiments I am developing aim at illustrating the quantum properties of nanostructured devices. I am focusing on superconducting quantum circuits where degrees of freedom such as the charge or the phase behave quantum mechanically.

These circuits are cooled down very low temperatures (few tenth of milliKelvin above absolute zero) using dedicated cryogenic technics such as dilution refrigerators. Moreover we are probing our devices using high frequency electronics (In the GigaHertz or microwave range). Thus we enter the so-called quantum regime of electrical signals where the frequency is large compared to the working temperature. We can then speak about microwave photons and describe this electromagnetic radiation as light quantas.

By combining these circuits -the matter- and microwave photons -the light-, we can probe the light-matter interaction at a very fundamental level and with excellent control. These experiments can be viewed as the electrical dual of the ones usually performed in Atomic and Molecular Optics (AMO).


September 2016

Pictures of the new lab are available, check the Photo Gallery section.

September 2016

Our review paper on quantum trajectories has just been published.

April 2016

Our paper on "Unexpectedly allowed transitions" in transmon qubits is now out. Have a look at the Publications section.

September 2015

Welcome to Remy Dassonneville who is starting his PhD!

June 2015

Wanna know what is a quantum trajectory? Have a look at our new paper on the Arxiv

April 2015

We are happy to welcome our new Phd student: Javier Puertas Martinez.

March 2015

Check our new paper about a Superconducting Quantum Node for Entanglement and Storage of Microwave Radiation!

January 2015

Our recent work on A V-shape superconducting artificial atom based on two inductively coupled transmons is now on the Arxiv

March 2014

Our paper on measurement induced entanglement between remote superconducting quantum bits has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters and featured as a Viewpoint in Physics!

October 2013

After my post-doc in the quantum nanoelectronics lab at UC Berkeley, I am joining the Neel Institue!