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Benedikt Hampel (IntlAssoc)

Research Associate

Benedikt Hampel is a Research Associate in the Quantum Nanophotonics Group. His research interest focusses on the integration of Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors (SNSPDs) into ion traps for quantum computing applications in collaboration with NIST’s Time and Frequency division and on the development of large scale SNSPD arrays for the mid-infrared.

Current Research Projects

  • Trap-integrated SNSPDs for state-readout of trapped ion qubits

  • Large scale SNSPD arrays for the mid-infrared

Selected Publications

  • B. Hampel, D. H. Slichter, D. Leibfried, R. P. Mirin, S. W. Nam, and V. B. Verma, "Trap-integrated superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors with improved rf tolerance for trapped-ion qubit state readout," Appl. Phys. Lett. 122(17), p. 174001, 2023.

  • M. Tollkühn, P. J. Ritter, M. Schilling, and B. Hampel, “THz microscope for three-dimensional imaging with superconducting Josephson junctions,” Rev. Sci. Instr. 93(4), p. 043708, 2022

  • M. Schubert, L. Kilzer, T. Dubielzig, M. Schilling, C. Ospelkaus, and B. Hampel, “Active impedance matching of a cryogenic radio frequency resonator for ion traps,” Rev. Sci. Instr. 93(9), p. 093201, 2022

  • B. Hampel, M. Tollkühn, I. Elenskiy, M. Martens, D. Kajevic, and M. Schilling, "Josephson Cantilevers for THz Microscopy of Additive Manufactured Diffractive Optical Components," IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 29(5), p. 1800304, 2019.

  • B. Hampel et al., “Approach to determine measurement uncertainty in complex nanosystems with multiparametric dependencies and multivariate output quantities”, Meas. Sci. Technol. 29, p. 035003, 2018.


  • Heinrich-Büssing-Award for an outstanding PhD thesis


Created May 6, 2021, Updated May 4, 2023