We had our official lab opening today! This marks the opening of a new clean room, a quantum science lab and an attosecond physics lab at King’s. It’s exciting to be part of a growing physics department here in London.
We’re excited to welcome Yugang Ren and James Sabin as Ph.D. students in our group. Yugang will be working on levitated electromechanics, James will be working on cavity optomechanics.
James attended a meeting of new group leaders in the Quantum sciences. It’s an exciting time in the field, with so much growth. It was also nice to be at the Dachstein…
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.
You can find a pre-print of our levitated optomechanics article on arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.08198
Optomechanics with Levitated Particles – Millen, Monteiro, Pettit, Vamivakas
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.
Levitation in our electromechanics experiment! Seriously speedy work from Katie and Muddassar.