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Research Group Hunger

Prof. David HungerProf. Dr. David Hunger

Contact

KIT
Physikalisches Institut
Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1
D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

tel. +49 721 608 43510
sekr. +49 721 608 43451
fax +49 721 608 46103
mail david.hunger∂kit.edu

Education

Phd:  2010, Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Diploma degree:   2005, Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

Positions

Since 2016:  Professor, KIT Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 - 2016:  Group Leader, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
2011:  Post Doc, Harvard University, USA
2010:  Post Doc, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

 

Field of research

Our group is exploring applications of optical microcavities in the fields of solid state quantum optics, optical sensing, microscopy, spectroscopy, and optomechanics.
One of the central goals is to enhance light-matter interactions to realize efficient light-matter interfaces at the single quantum level, and to enable novel schemes for spectroscopy and sensing. We employ and further develop fiber-based Fabry-Perot microcavities, which combine microscopic mode volumes with exceptionally high quality factors, and at the same time offer open access for a variety of samples.