Microcavity paper published!

To test quantum physics, the community needs to move towards working with smaller nanoparticles. To do this, we need better optics. This work presents a method for building tiny, robust, and high-performance optical resonators, for cooling nanoparticles:

Silicon microcavity arrays with open access and a finesse of half a million

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Levitated Optomechanics conference

We are organizing a Levitated Optomechanics conference in the Physikzentrum, aka “the Physics Castle” in Bad Honef, Germany. Attendence is free!

We have spaces for attendees, poster presentations, and contributed talks. Apply here:
https://www.we-heraeus-stiftung.de/veranstaltungen/seminare/2019/levitated-optomechanics/main/

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MaQS Workshop

We’re excited to be involved with the Macroscopic Quantum Superpositions collaboration, looking at new ways to explore fundamental physics. We attended the inaugural meeting at Imperial College.

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Levitated Electromechanics is off the ground!

A 5 micron silica microparticle levitated in our Paul trap.

 

 

 

 

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Postdoc position available

We have an opening for an ERC funded Postdoc, for 2 years extendable to 4 years. Short blurb:

The Levitated Nanophysics group at King’s is a new research team investigating the boundary between quantum physics and nanotechnology. In this role, you will shape the new field of rotational optomechanics, with opportunities to develop technology as well as explore fundamental physics.

Full details, and information on how to apply, can be found here.

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Progress in the lab

Lots of progress in the new lab!

Optical trap for levitating nanorods. Good work Yanhui!

Ion trap for levitating microparticles, with pick-up electrodes for monitoring particle motion. Nice work Katie and Muddassar!

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Levitated Optomechanics conference

Registration is now open for the Levitated Optomechanics conference in Bad Honef (DE), 29th July – 1st Aug 2019.
There is no conference fee for this meeting, but there are limited places.

Apply here:
https://www.we-heraeus-stiftung.de/veranstaltungen/seminare/2019/levitated-optomechanics/

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