First trapped nanorods!

Well done Yanhui & Maryam, first nanorods trapped in London! These silicon nanorods are 600nm lond and about 130nm in diameter.

The blue data shows the spectrum of a nanorod trapped by linearly polarized light, and the red data a spinning nanorod illuminated with circularly polarized light.

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Levitated Optomechanics review

Our review of Optomechanics with Levitated Particles is now online:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.08198

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Welcome Inca!

We are very pleased to have Inca Robinson join us as a King’s Undergraduate Research Fellow. She will spend the next 6 weeks studying the concept of “macroscopic” in quantum physics.

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First trapping in the new lab

Levitation in our electromechanics experiment! Seriously speedy work from Katie and Muddassar.

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Welcome Maryam!

Dr. Maryam Nikkhou joins our group today, to focus on rotational optomechanics. Very pleased to have you onboard, Maryam.

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We’ve moved into our new lab.

Congratulations to the whole team for a swift and smooth move into our new lab, watch this space for the first results!

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Late Light

Our group co-organised Late Light 2019, an evening of public and scientific lectures, and an exhibition of specially curated artworks inspired by research into Photonics. It was a huge success, with over 250 people attending. See a Physics World review of the event here: physicsworld.com:art-and-science-light-up

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