HYBRID OPTOMECHANICAL TECHNOLOGIES

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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One-way track for microwaves based on mechanical interference

27.09.2017 - EPFL researchers use interference in the motion of a micrometre-size drum to route microwave signals in a single direction. Read more here :...
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Lighting up the House

Art installation premiered at Malta’s European Researchers’ Night

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Nanoscale motion sends light into overdrive

07.07.2017 - AMOLF researchers have developed nanoscale strings whose motion can be converted to light signals with unprecedented strength. This could allow for extremely precise sensors and comes with an important side-effect. “Analogous to a guitar amplifier in...
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EPFL leads 14-million-euro EU projects in optomechanical technologies

20.02.2017 - EPFL’s Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements, led by Professor Tobias J. Kippenberg, will coordinate two Horizon 2020 projects for a total of €14 million. The projects will be carried out through two parallel collaborations, Hybrid...
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Seeing the light

29.01.2017 - The HOT consortium, of which Malta forms part, aims to lay the foundation for an optomechanical revolution, André Xuereb says. Read more...
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Latest research results

Strong 4-mode coupling of nanomechanical string resonators
k. Gajo, S. Schüz, E. M. Weig
arXiv:1707.02926, accepted for publication in Appl. Phys. Lett.

Sensitivity–bandwidth limit in a multi–mode opto–electro–mechanical transducer
I. Moaddel Haghighi, N. Malossi, R. Natali, G. Di Giuseppe, D. Vitali
arXiv:1707.07562

Enhancing sideband cooling with feedback–controlled light
M. Rossi, N. Kralj, S. Zippilli, R. Natali, A. Borrielli, G. Pandraud, E. Serra, G. Di Giuseppe, D. Vitali
arXiv:1704.04556

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