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OMT - Optomechanical Technologies


Completed research secondments

Completion of research secondment at one of the consortium partners.

Completed workshop “Finite Element Modeling”

Technical skills and hands-on workshops in solving finite element modeling problems. The workshop will utilize Femlab and guide ETN fellows in using the software, modelling mechanical modes, modelling thermal transport and modelling optical modes.

Completed workshop “Science Communication & Public Relations”

Transferable skills workshop focused on two critical soft skills, indirect and direct communications.

Completed workshop “Art of Presenting Science”

Transferable skill workshop on presentation skills based on the popular “Art of presenting science” course developed by firm Artesc.

Completed workshop “Quantum measurements and theoretical cavity optomechanics”

Technical skills workshop on theoretical quantum optomechanics

Completed workshop “School on sensing of mechanical motion”

Technical skills workshop on sensing of mechanical motion.

Completed workshop “Postdoc Funding Opportunities & Proposal Writing”

Transferable skills workshop exploring funding opportunities and effective proposal writing

Completed workshop “Introduction to MEMS”

Transferable skills workshop on industry exposure at BOSCH

Completed workshop “Low temperature measurement techniques”

Technical skills workshop focused on modern solutions in refrigeration, thermometry, low noise measurements, and quantum engineering. Academic training will be complemented by visits to industrial and government laboratories (BlueFors Ltd and MIKES).

Completed workshop “Entrepreneurship”

Transferable skills workshop presented by EPFL's TTO office focuses on how companies are started, managing IPR, how business plans are written, and venture capital funding.

Completed workshop “Taking an Idea to a Product at IBM” & “Case Study: Intellectual property and how to write a patent application”

Transferable skills workshop presented by IBM with focus on commercial exploitation of technical innovations and the treatment of intellectual property in an industrial research environment.

Completed training secondments

All beneficiaries will host ESRs under training secondments.

Completed workshop “Career Prospects in Industry & Academia”

Transferable skills workshop exploring career prospects open to ESRs after their PhD education, in the fields of industry (start-up, SME, large companies), academia and patent law.

Determine research secondments

Research secondments are “needs” driven and to be defined by the beginning of the 3rd year at the latest, and concern a stay of 1 – 3 months at one of the partners working on a similar topic. The aim is to complement the PhD thesis with expertise from one of the ETN partners and culminating ideally in a joint publication.

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Two-membrane cavity optomechanics

Author(s): Paolo Piergentili, Letizia Catalini, Mateusz Bawaj, Stefano Zippilli, Nicola Malossi, Riccardo Natali, David Vitali, Giovanni Di Giuseppe
Published in: New Journal of Physics, Issue 20/8, 2018, Page(s) 083024, ISSN 1367-2630
DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/aad85f

Elastic strain engineering for ultralow mechanical dissipation

Author(s): A. H. Ghadimi, S. A. Fedorov, N. J. Engelsen, M. J. Bereyhi, R. Schilling, D. J. Wilson, T. J. Kippenberg
Published in: Science, Issue 360/6390, 2018, Page(s) 764-768, ISSN 0036-8075
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar6939

Highly selective dry etching of GaP in the presence of Al x Ga 1–x P with a SiCl 4 /SF 6 plasma

Author(s): Simon Hönl, Herwig Hahn, Yannick Baumgartner, Lukas Czornomaz, Paul Seidler
Published in: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Issue 51/18, 2018, Page(s) 185203, ISSN 0022-3727
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aab8b7

Noise robustness of synchronization of two nanomechanical resonators coupled to the same cavity field

Author(s): Wenlin Li, Paolo Piergentili, Jie Li, Stefano Zippilli, Riccardo Natali, Nicola Malossi, Giovanni Di Giuseppe, David Vitali
Published in: Physical Review A, Issue 101/1, 2020, Page(s) 013802-1-013802-11, ISSN 2469-9926
DOI: 10.1103/physreva.101.013802

Multimode Cavity Optomechanics

Author(s): Paolo Piergentili, Letizia Catalini, Mateusz Bawaj, Stefano Zippili, Nicola Malossi, Riccardo Natali, David Vitali, Giovanni Di Giuseppe
Published in: Proceedings, Issue 12/1, 2019, Page(s) 54, ISSN 2504-3900
DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2019012054

Optomechanics with one-dimensional gallium phosphide photonic crystal cavities

Author(s): Katharina Schneider, Pol Welter, Paul F. Seidler, Herwig Hahn, Lukas Czornomaz, Yannick Baumgartner, Simon Hönl
Published in: Quantum Nanophotonics, 2017, Page(s) 18
DOI: 10.1117/12.2272568