Oliver Kirsch

Oliver Kirsch completed his M.Sc. degree in applied physics at the Technical University of Berlin in 2017, studying deterministic quantum devices for quantum communication networks. From 2017 to 2019, he worked as a test engineer at Sicoya GmbH, mainly focusing on the characterization of optical & DC/RF building blocks on chip level and DVT and compliance tests for high-speed transceivers on the PCBA and module levels. He then joined Fraunhofer IZM to conduct research into state-of-the-art fiber interconnect solutions and packaging methods as well as the potential of glass as a new platform for quantum photonic applications.


Quantum technology is used in many different areas of life. Fraunhofer IZM is exploring glass-integrated optical waveguides as a new avenue in the development of this technology. In their interview with RealIZM, Wojciech Lewoczko-Adamczyk and Oliver Kirsch speak about technical…