News

June 14, 2017
We have just posted our latest result on the arXiv! In our paper we demonstrate the preparation of a single-phonon Fock state and we measure it in a Hanbury Brown and Twiss interferometer.

April 11, 2017
Congratulations to Jingkun and Richard for their paper that appeared in Optics Express today!

November 18, 2016
Today the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter announced that we will receive another Projectruimte grant for our efforts in quantum optomechanics!

May 13, 2016
Today the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has announced that they will fund our project On-chip optomechanics experiments for quantum information processing for the next 5 years through a Vidi grant!

April 18, 2016
John Teufel wrote a very nice Physics viewpoint on our recent PRL paper! Here you can find the press release of the TU Delft.

April 5, 2016
Paper #2 out of our group appeared in PRL today! Great work Richard + João! – We demonstrate 108 Q and reflectivities exceeding 99% in our mechanical resonators, which will hopefully allow us to observe quantum effects in such structures at room temperature. You can also find the paper free to read on the arXiv.

January 18, 2016
Our first paper was published today – in Nature! You can find it here or as a freely accessible e-print on the arXiv. Thanks to our amazing collaborators! You can also read up on the paper in this press release.

December 18, 2015
We managed to experimentally demonstrate a non-classical state of a mechanical oscillator! The measurements were done in collaboration with the Aspelmeyer group – read more about it here: Nonclassical correlations between single photons and phonons from a mechanical oscillator, arxiv:1512.05360 (2015).

December 4, 2015
The European Research Council has now officially announced that we have been awarded an ERC Starting Grant! That’s very exciting news and will allow us to pursue our research on single-photon strong coupling over the next 5 years.

November 19, 2015
We have just put our first paper on the arxiv: Mechanical Resonators for Quantum Optomechanics Experiments at Room Temperature, http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.06235 (2015)! Thanks Richard & João for the hard work!

October 22, 2015
The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech has published a video featuring Simon while he was still a Postdoc in the Painter group.

July 28, 2015
Our paper on a method of characterizing the bath of a mechanical oscillator has been published in Nature Communications: Observation of non-Markovian micromechanical Brownian motion, Nature Commun. 6, 7606 (2015) [e-print]

July 7, 2015
We have just received our first grant as an independent lab: a Projectruimte research project from the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter!

April 23, 2015
Our latest Caltech paper got published! Great job Justin & Seán (and everyone else): Phonon counting and intensity interferometry of a nanomechanical resonator, Nature 520, 522 – 525 (2015) [e-print]

October 11, 2014
Simon Gröblacher is awarded the young scientist award of the Austrian Scientists & Scholars in North America (ASciNA) for the publication Squeezed light from a silicon micromechanical resonator, Nature 500, 185 – 189 (2013). Read more here (only in German).