Congratulations to Blaine for submitting his tour-de-force study of nonlinear optical effects in gallium phosphide microcavities. These devices convert light from telecom to visible wavelengths with high efficiency and have future applications in quantum optics. Read the paper here
Congratulations to Anustup and Blaine for successfully defending their MSc thesis. We are looking forward to watching what they get up to next!
The Barclay lab is recruiting undergraduate students and prospective PhD candidates seeking to do research in quantum nanophotonics. We are also seeking postdoctoral researchers with expertise in nanofabrication. If you are interested, please email a brief description of your research interests to Paul, and include a copy of your CV and transcript. Previous nanophotonics experience…
Nature Physics published a great summary of our lab’s recent spin-optomechanical interface research. Check it out here.
Welcome to three new lab members: Peyman, who joins us from Tehran, Waleed, who arrives from Queens (where he worked in Stephen Hughes’ quantum photonics theory group), and Natalia, who comes from Campinas (Brazil) with a wealth of optomechanics expertise. Excuse the photo of our alumni. Photos of our new team members are incoming.
Optomechanical control of quantum memory The lab recently reported using vibrations in a nanoscale mechanical resonator to control (change the state) of a quantum memory. Crucially, this was accomplished using a device in which the mechanical vibrations were controlled with light, i.e. optomechanically. This is a milestone result in the lab’s quest to coupling single…
The lab has harnessed a new type of coupling between light and mechanical resonator to demonstrate a new technique for cooling–removing mechanical energy–from a nanoscale object. This object was fabricated from a diamond chip and was installed in a custom microscope and cryostat designed for combining laser cooling with nanophotonic device measurements. The work was…
It’s been a busy year: our latest work was published in Nature Communications, we submitted a milestone result on coupling light to quantum memories optomechanically for the first time, Hamid defended his PhD, and we moved into a luxurious new lab:
Matthew Mitchell has been awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. This medal is awarded each year to a single student at the University of Calgary in recoginition of their thesis being judged “best” from their graduating class.
Check out Hamid’s latest work in Optics Express OSA | Optomechanical detection of light with orbital angular momentum (osapublishing.org)