HOT is a FET-Proactive H2020 project which will lay the foundation for a new generation of devices that connect or contain several nanoscale platforms in a single ‘hybrid’ system.

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HOT news & events

‘Spooky’ quantum phenomenon

08.05.2018. Researchers at AALTO University in Finland have demonstrated one of the perplexing features of quantum mechanics at a much larger scale. Their study could open doors for potentially revolutionary technologies like quantum computers and new kinds of...

AMOLF develops a magnet-free optical circulator

04.05.2018. Researchers at AMOLF, in collaboration with the University of Texas, have created a microscale circulator that directionally routes light on an optical chip without using magnets. Their work is published in Nature Communications.  ...

HOT featured in EU-FET newsletter

30.01.2018 - Researchers forming part of the Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies consortium (H2020 FET Proactive HOT project) demonstrated magnet-less isolators and circulators for microwaves. Devices that route microwave signals are essential...

HOT 2018 meeting

14-18th Jan 2018 - Annual conference of all HOT members in Gstaad-Saanen, Switzerland. The annual conference brings together members of the OMT and HOT consortia, two H2020 funded projects coordinated by EPFL and consisting of research groups from academia and...

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Latest research results

Stabilized entanglement of massive mechanical oscillators
C. F. Ockeloen-Korppi, E. Damskagg, J.-M. Pirkkalainen, A. Clerk, F. Massel, M. J. Woolley, M. Sillanpää
Nature 556, 478–482 (2018)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.020102


Optical circulation in a multimode optomechanical resonator
F. Ruesink, J. P. Mathew, M.-A. Miri, A. Alù, E. Verhagen
Nature Communications 9, 1798 (2018)
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04202-y

Nano-opto-electro-mechanical systems
L. Midolo, A. Schliesser, A. Fiore
Nature Nanotechnology 13, 11 (2018)
DOI:  10.1038/s41565-017-0039-1

HOT receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732894.