Quantum Technology – Research Group

Technological developments enable us to manipulate and control quantum effects at an increasingly advanced level of sophistication. This gives new opportunities e.g. within communication, metrology, sensors, simulation and computation. Quantum technology will affect global communication networks and security on the internet.

Research areas

Our research is concentrated on theoretical quantum measurement, sensing and metrology, quantum optomechanics, quantum optics, entanglement, nonlocality, quantum information and the foundations of quantum mechanics related to quantum technology.

We are cooperating with theory groups and experimental groups in Norway, USA, Canada, UK, Finland and Mexico.

Ongoing research projects


University College of Southeast Norway is the only Norwegian institution that has been recommended funding in QuantERA, a program under Horizon 2020 "Future and Emerging Technologies". Professor Kjetil Børkje participates with the project QuaSeRT (Optomechanical quantum sensors at room temperature). The project is led from Italy, and also has partners from Austria, France, Germany and Netherlands .

Quantum technologies in space

Quantum technologies in space is a four year European COST-project which will identify fundamental questions in quantum mechanics that may be answered through experiments in space. The project will identify possible applications of quantum technology in space, and includes technology development in cooperation with national space agencies and industrial partners.