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.

Quantum photonic devices

Impurities in diamond 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 be incorporated into nanophotonic devices it will be possible to build practical…

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Nanophotonic 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 to probe nanomagnetic phenomena and demomstrate magnetic field sensors with unique combination of spatial resolution, sensitivity and dynamic…

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Nanophotonics with 2D materials

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 quantum emitters / single photon sources.…

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