General goals of research:

  • Development of novel theory and experimental techniques in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
  • Applications to structural studies of biopolymers, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as quantum computing.

NMR is the most powerful method to study molecules in solution. The development of new techniques makes it possible to significantly increase the resolution and sensitivity of crucial NMR experiments, in particular for applications to biological macro molecules such as proteins or nucleic acids.

Furthermore, NMR is an ideal test ground for the development and experimental demonstration of fundamental concepts in the emerging techniques of quantum information processing and the control of quantum phenomena in general.

Working Group

MCQST - Munich Center for Quantum Science & Technology

MQV - Munich Quantum Valley

DigiQ - Digitally Enhanced European Quantum Technology Master

EU-Project funded by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency

Selected Publications:

  • Quantum Optimal Control in Quantum Technologies. Strategic Report on Current Status, Visions and Goals for Research in Europe, C.P. Koch, U. Boscain, T. Calarco, G.Dirr, S. Filipp, S.J. Glaser, R. Kosloff, S. Montangero, T. Schulte-Herbrüggen, D. Sugny, F.K. Wilhelm, Eur. Phys. J. Quantum Technology (2022)
  • Application of Optimal Control Theory to Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance, V. Martikyan, C. Beluffi, S.J. Glaser, M.A. Delsuc, D. Sugny, Molecules 26, 2860 (2021)
  • Maximizing Efficency of Dipolar Recoupling in Solid-State NMR Using Optimal Control Sequences, Z.Tosner, M. J. Brandl, J. Blahut, S.J. Glaser, B. Reif, Science Advance 7, eabj5913 (2021)
  • Application of the Small Tip-Angle Approximation in the Toggling Frame for the Design of Analytic Robust Pulses in Quantum Control, Leo Van Damme, Dominiq Sugny, Steffen J. Glaser, Phys. rev A104, 042226 (2021)
  • Symmetry-Adapted Decomposition of Tensor Operators and the Visualization of Coupled Spin Systems, D. Leiner, R. Zeier, S.J. Glaser, J. Phys. A. Math Theor. 53, 495301 (2020)
  • Continuous Phase-Space Representations for Finite-Dimensional Quantum States and their Tomography, B. Koczor, R. Zeier, S. J. Glaser, Phy. Rev. A101, 022318 (2020)
  • Continuous Phase Spaces and the Time Evolution of Spins: Star Products and Spin-Weighted Spherical Harmonics, B. Koczor, R. Zeier, S. J. Glaser J. Phys. A: Mathematical and Theoretical 52, 055302/1-30 (2019)
  • Ultrashort Broadband Cooperative Pulses for Multidimensional Biomolecular NMR Experiments, S. Asami, W. Kallies, J. C. Günther, M. Stavropoulou, S. J. Glaser, M. Sattler Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 14498-14502 (2018)
  • Overcoming Volume Selectivity of Dipolar Recoupling in Biological Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy,  Z. c, R. Sarkar, J. Becker-Baldus, C. Glaubitz, S. Wegner, F. Engelke, S. J. Glaser, B. Reif Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 14514-14518 (2018)
  • The Quantum Technologies Roadmap: A European Community View,  A. Acín, I. Bloch, H. Buhrman, T. Calarco, C. Eichler, J. Eisert, D. Esteve, N. Gisin, S. J. Glaser, F. Jelezko, S. Kuhr, M. Lewenstein, M. F. Riedel, P. O. Schmidt, R. Thew, A. Wallraff, I. Walmsley, F. K. Wilhelm New J. Phys. 20, 080201 (2018)
  • Optimal Control of an Inhomogeneous Spin Ensemble Coupled to a Cavity,  Q. Ansel, S. Probst, P. Bertet, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny Phys. Rev. A 98, 023425 (2018)
  • Wigner Process Tomography: Visualization of Spin Propagators and their Spinor Properties,  D. Leiner, S. J. Glaser Phys. Rev. A 98, 012112
  • Cooperative Broadband Spin Echoes through Optimal Control, W. Kallies, S. J. Glaser J. Magn. Reson. 286, 115-137 (2018)
  • Wigner Tomography of Operators in Multi-Qubit Systems, D. Leiner, R. Zeier, S. J. Glaser Phys. Rev A96, 063413/ 1-14 (2017)
  • Optimizing Fingerprinting Experiments for Parameter Identification: Application to Spin Systems, Q. Ansel, M. Tesch, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny Phys. Rev. A96, 053419/1-9 (2017)
  • An Optimal control approach to Design Entire Relaxation Dispersion Experiments, T. T. Nguyen, S. J. Glaser J. Magn. Reson. 282, 142-153 (2017), DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2017.07.010
  • Exact Bradband Excitation of Two-Level Systems: Mapping Spins to Springs, J.-S. Li, J. Ruths, S. J. Glaser Nature Comm. 8, 466/ 1-5 (2017), DOI:10.1038/s41467-017-00441-7
  • Perspectives of Shaped Pulses for EPR Spectroscopy P. E. Spindler, P. Schöps, W. Kallies, S. J. Glaser. T. F. Prisner J. Magn. Reson 280, 30-35 (2017)
  • Linking the Rotation of a Rigid Body to the Schrödinger Equation: The Quantum Tennis Racket Effect and Byond,  L. Van Damme, D. Leiner, P. Mardesić, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny
    Sci. Rep. 7, 3998/ 1-8 (2017)
  • Imaging of pH in vivo using hyperpolarized 13C-labelled zymonic acid Stephan Düwel, Christian Hundshammer, Malte Gersch, Benedikt Feuerecker, Katja Steiger, Achim Buck, Axel Walch, Axel Haase, Steffen J. Glaser, Markus Schwaiger & Franz Schilling Nature Communications 8, 15126 (2017), doi:10.1038/ncomms15126
  • Gradient Ascent Pulse Engineering for Rapid Exchange Saturation Transfer, G. Rancan, T. T. Nguyen, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 252, 1-9 (2015)
  • Training Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Optimal Control, S. J. Glaser, U. Boscain, T. Calarco, C. P. Koch, W. Kockenberger, R. Koslff , I. Kuprov, B. Luy,S. Schirmer, T. Schulte-Herbrüggen, D. Sugny, F. K. Wilhelm, Eur. Phys. J. D. 69, 279/1-24 (2015)
  • Visualization and Analysis of Modulated Pulses in Magnetic Resonance by Joint Time-Frequency Representations, S. S. Köcher, T. Heydenreich, S. J. Glaser,
    J. Magn. Reson. 249, 63-71 (2014)
  • Concurrently Optimized Cooperative Pulses in Robust Quantum Control: Application to Broadband Ramsey-Type Pulse Sequence Elements, M. Braun, S. J. Glaser,
    New J. Phys. 16, 115002 (2014)
  • Next-Generation Heteronuclear Decoupling for High-Field Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy, F. Schilling, L. R. Warner, N. I. Gershenzon, T. E. Skinner, M. Sattler, S. J. Glaser,
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 4475-4479 (2014)
  • Understanding the Global Structure of Two-Level Quantum Systems with Relaxation: Vector Fields, Magic Plane and Steady-State Ellipsoid, M. Lapert, E. Assémat, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny, Phys. Rev. A 88, 033407 (2013)
  • Chemical Shift Correlations from Hyperpolarized NMR using a single SHOT, G. Zhang, F. Schilling, S. J. Glaser, C. Hilty, Analytical Chemistry 85, 2875-2881 (2013)
  • Time-Optimal Control of SU(2) Quantum Operations, A. Garon, S. J. Glaser, and D. Sugny, Phys. Rev. A 88, 043422 (2013)
  • DAC-Board Based X-Band EPR Spectrometer with Arbitrary Waveform Control, T. Kaufmann, J. M. Franck, T. J. Keller, R. P. Barnes, S. J. Glaser, J. M. Martinis, S. Han,
    J. Magn. Reson. 235, 95-108 (2013)
  • Time-Optimal Control of Spin 1/2 Particles with Dissipative and Radiation Damping Effects, M. Lapert, E. Assémat, Y. Zhang, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny, Phys. Rev. A 87, 043417 (2013)
  • Chemical Shift Correlations from Hyperpolarized NMR using a single SHOT, G. Zhang, F. Schilling, S. J. Glaser, C. Hilty, Analytical Chemistry 85, 2875-2881 (2013)
  • Exploring the Limits of Broadband 90° and 180° Universal Rotation Pulses, K. Kobzar, S. Ehni, T. E. Skinner, S. J. Glaser, B. Luy, J. Magn. Reson. 225, 142-160 (2012). DOI:
  • Tailored Real-Time Scaling of Heteronuclear Couplings, F. Schilling, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 223, 207-218 (2012). DOI:
  • Slice-Selective Broadband Refocusing Pulses for the Robust Generation of Crushed Spin-Echoes ,M. A. Janich, M. A. McLean, R. Noeske, S. J. Glaser, R. F. Schulte,
    J. Magn. Reson. 223, 129-137 (2012)
  • Optimal Control Pulses for Increased Excitation Bandwidth in EPR, P. E. Spindler, Y. Zhang, B. Endeward, N. Gershenzon, T. E. Skinner , S. J. Glaser, T. F. Prisner, J. Magn. Reson. 218, 49-58 (2012)
  • Dynamic Nuclear Polarization at High Magnetic Fields in Liquids, C. Griesinger, M. Bennati, H. M. Vieth, C. Luchinat, G. Parigi, P. Höfer, F. Engelke, S. J. Glaser, V. Denysenkov, T. F. Prisner, Prog. NMR Spectrosc. 64, 4-28 (2012)
  • Robust Slice-Selective Broadband Refocusing Pulses, M. A. Janich, R. F. Schulte, M. Schwaiger, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 213, 126-135 (2011)
  • Second Order Gradient Ascent Pulse Engineering, P. de Fouquieres, S. G. Schirmer, S. J. Glaser, I. Kuprov, J. Magn. Reson. 212, 412-417 (2011)
  • Optimal Control for Generating Quantum Gates in Open Dissipative Systems, T. Schulte-Herbrüggen, Spörl, N. Khaneja, S. J. Glaser,
    Phys. Rev. B 44, 154013 (2011)
  • Cooperative Pulses, M. Braun, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 207, 114-123 (2010)
  • Optimal Control Methods in NMR Spectroscopy, N. C. Nielsen, C. Kehlet, S. J. Glaser, N. Khaneja, Encyclopedia of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (2010)
  • Singular Extremals for the Time-Optimal Control of Dissipative Spin 1/2 Particles, M. Lapert, Y. Zhang, M. Braun, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 083001 (2010)
  • Heteronuclear Decoupling by Optimal Tracking, J. L. Neves, B. Heitmann, N. Khaneja, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 201, 7-17 (2009)
  • Optimal Control of Coupled Spin Dynamics: Design of NMR Pulse Sequences by Gradient Ascent Algorithms, N. Khaneja, T. Reiss, C. Kehlet, T. Schulte-Herbrüggen, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 172, 296-305 (2005)
  • Broadband Relaxation-Optimized Polarization Transfer in Magnetic Resonance, N. Khaneja, J.-S. Li, C. Kehlet, B. Luy, S. J. Glaser, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 14742-14747 (2004)
  • Boundary of Quantum Evolution under Decoherence, N. Khaneja, B. Luy, S. J. Glaser, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100, 13162-13166 (2003). (background information)
  • Spins Swing Like Pendulums Do: An Exact Classical Model for TOCSY Transfer in Systems of Three Isotropically Coupled Spins 1/2 R. Marx, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 164, 338-342 (2003). (background information)
  • Approaching Five-Bit NMR Quantum Computing, R. Marx, A. F. Fahmy, J. M. Myers, W. Bermel, and S. J. Glaser, Phys. Rev. A 62, 012310-1-8 (2000). (more information and press reports)
  • Unitary Control in Quantum Ensembles, Maximizing Signal Intensity in Coherent Spectroscopy, S. J. Glaser, T. Schulte-Herbrüggen, M. Sieveking, O. Schedletzky, N. C. Nielsen, O. W. Sørensen, and C. Griesinger, Science 280, 421-424 (1998). (more information)
  • Homonuclear and Heteronuclear Hartmann-Hahn Transfer in Isotropic Liquids, S. J. Glaser and J. J. Quant, Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance 19, 59-252 (1996), published by W. S. Warren (Academic Press).

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