Welcome to the Cooperative Quantum Phenomena Research Group!


This is an independent research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany. The main aim of our research is to theoretically describe and to design light-matter interfaces with enhanced functionality. We make use of standard quantum optics tools that enable explorations into collective quantum phenomena in systems of coupled quantum emitters immersed in various environments such as: free space electromagnetic vacuum, optical cavities and optical waveguides. Among other applications we are interested in:

  • quantum transport of excitons and charge in optical cavities (vacuum-dressed materials)
  • quantum optics with molecular systems
  • applications of subradiance in metrology, engineering of non-linear materials and cavity quantum electrodynamics
  • interplay between sub/superradiance and disorder in transport applications
  • hybrid cavities
  • cooling of gases and solid-states objects (exciplex cooling, cold-damping techniques, machine learning of feedback cooling, etc.)
  • hybrid optomechanics


For more information on our research please click here or go to publications.

The CV of Claudiu Genes can be found here.





Genes Research Group

MPI for the Science of Light

Staudtstr. 2

D-91058 Erlangen, Germany

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