Lab opening!

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.

James looking sheepish in front of the acting Principal.

We had cake!

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Welcome James & Yugang

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.

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Generation |Y> meeting

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…

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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 online

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

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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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