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Professor appointment in Eindhoven

I’m very honoured to have been appointed as professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as of July 1. I’ve accepted a part-time position as professor of Nano-optomechanics within the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics...

Nanobeams rock out

In a new paper in Nature Communications, we present photonic crystal nanobeams that exhibit extremely strong coupling between light and motion. As a result, the optomechanical interaction is no longer linear, even for the tiny...

How to make an atom emit sound?

With Michele Cotrufo and Andrea Fiore from TU Eindhoven, we published new theory work in Physical Review Letters. We present a new way to realize a strong and controllable interaction between a natural (or artificial)...

One-way street for light

Together with our collaborators at UT Austin, we published our work on optomechanical nonreciprocity in Nature Communications. Our experiments demonstrate 10 dB optical isolation in a ring resonator, where optomechanical coupling takes the role...

Rick Leijssen wins Emil Wolf Award

Rick Leijssen is one of the recipients of this year’s Emil Wolf Award, for presenting one of the best contributed talks at the 2016 Frontiers in Optics conference held in Rochester, USA. Congratulations to...

Coupling mechanical resonators and emitters

In our latest arXiv submission, we propose a new mechanism to create a coherent coupling between a macroscopic mechanical resonator to a two-level quantum emitter. The idea relies on a principle we term mode...

Postdocs’ previous research on Nature Nanotechnology covers

John Mathew published his work on graphene nanomechanics, performed at the Tata Institute (TIFR), in the September issue of Nature Nanotechnology and made the cover. Something similar happened earlier this year: Juha Muhonen’s work...

Juha Muhonen awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship

Juha Muhonen was awarded a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the EU to perform a 2 year postdoctoral project on coupling photons, phonons, and spins in nano-optomechanical systems. Congratulations Juha!