We welcome Lauren as a new Master thesis student in our lab. Lauren will join our research activities focused on cavity optomechanics and high-Q crystalline materials for nanomechanics.
Paper published in Nano Letters
We have realized high-Q trampoline resonators in tensile-strained InGaP with a Q of 107. This is a first step towards using crystalline materials for integrated cavity optomechanics. Our work has now been published in Nano Letters, see here. Thanks for the great effort in the cleanroom and for the material growth!
An optomechanical microcavity
We have put our most recent work on the arxiv, read it here. We demonstrate a new concept to realize an optomechanical microcavity. We unite in-plane and out-of-plane light propagation to increase the optomechanical coupling strength. Wonderful teamwork between experiment and theory!
Paper published in Phys Rev Applied
Our work on magnetically levitated superconducting microparticles in an anharmonic potential on a chip has been published in Phys Rev Applied. Congrats to the team!
Witlef presented at Göteborgs Vetenskapsfestivalen
Gothenburgs Science Festival (Vetenskapsfestivalen) is currently on-going and Witlef gave a public presentation this Saturday. Young and old were equally fascinated by the pursuit to research the limits of quantum mechanics. It was great fun to present our research to the public and I received many excellent questions and saw kids with curious eyes in the audience!