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 of South-Eastern Norway is the only Norwegian institution that has received funding from QuantERA, a program under Horizon 2020 "Future and Emerging Technologies". Professor Kjetil Børkje QuantERAparticipates 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 COST Action 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.

Trapped Ions: Progress in classical and quantum applications

In recent years, ion traps have developed from a topic of fundamental research into a versatile tool for a wide range of research topics and quantum technologies. The aim of this COST Action is to enhance the current applications of trapped ions by supporting Europe-wide collaborations and knowledge exchange, and to allow these technologies to be taken a step further towards their commercialisation.