Devices created and studied by our group members concentrate optical energy into nanoscale volume, enhancing nominally small effects such as the optical coupling of radiation pressure from single photons to the motion of mechanical nanoresonators. In the ultimate limit, even for a weak input consisting of only a single photon, these effects can significantly modify the linear response of a nanophotonic device, leading to fundamental studies and practical quantum technologies.
Diamond Quantum Optomechanics: Building Hybrid Quantum Systems Diamond is host to impurities and defects that are one of the most promising qubits for quantum information processing. They have been used already in proof-of-principle quantum optics experiments, and if they can…Read more
Silicon Photonic Spin-Optomechanical Sensors We have recently demontrated nanocavity optomechanical devices based on silicon photonics which can detect sources of torque with unprecedented sensitivity. These structures are currently being used toprobe nanomagnetic phenomena and demomstrate magnetic field sensors with unique combination of spatial…Read more
2D Material Based Nanophotonics and Optomechanics 2D materials, the most famous of which is graphene, are promising for sensing and quantum technology. Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) is a layered 2D material that is exciting thanks to its ability to host…Read more
Nonlinear Optics Thanks to its large electronic bandgap, GaP is one few semiconductors which is transparent at both visible and telecom wavelengths. This makes it a promising material for nonlinear and quantum optics applications involving frequency and photon pair conversion.…Read more