The vision of our lab is to explore the quantum behavior of macroscopic objects and to develop novel quantum sensing technologies. We address these research questions with nano- and micromechanical systems. As a result, we explore novel ways to control and utilize nano- and micromechanical resonators with quantum optical tools.


Quantum optomechanics: In a cavity optomechanical system, light interacts with a mechanical resonator via radiation pressure. This radiation pressure force is used to exert control over the mechanical system. At the same time, the motion of the mechanical resonator acts back on the state of the light field. In our lab, we design, develop and explore novel cavity optomechanical devices for quantum sensing applications.

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Levitated magnetomechanics: Levitation is a fascinating phenomenon in physics. It offers the best isolation of an object from its surrounding environment. A levitated object can thus be used as an ultra-sensitive device for measuring external forces or accelerations. In our lab, we explore chip-based superconducting levitation of magnetic objects of various sizes for (quantum-enhanced) sensing and quantum foundations, i.e., exploring the limits of macroscopic superposition states.

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Two-dimensional materials: Two-dimensional materials have unique properties that make them appealing for a range of novel applications. We use quantum emitters in these materials for generating non-classical photon states as well as for reading out the motion of a nanomechanical resonator functionalized with a two-dimensional material.

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