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Cavity Quantum Optomechanics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290161

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 717 363,80

  • EU contribution

    € 5 717 363,80

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

Objective

Over the past year a new research field has emerged: cavity Optomechanics which brings the quantum regime of mechanical oscillators in reach and may allow to explore new fundamental measurements concepts, may lead to novel transducers and test quantum mechanics on a macroscopic scale. In this research field, which utilizes mechanical oscillators coupled to laser fields, Europe has played a pioneering role. The distinguishing feature of this ITN training network is that the partners are active in this research field (cavity Optomechanics), which facilitates and indeed leverages the collaborative effort and will make this ITN highly effective. Cavity optomechanics is moreover a field which is highly faceted in terms of the required and offered training skills that spans quantum optics, nanofabrication, finite element simulation and cryogenic expertise and techniques as well as quantum theory. To effectively train new students it is therefore pivotal to train students in all relevant skills and techniques and theory. The realization that a single group is much less efficient than a consortium is the major driving force behind the ITN network. It will provide a streamlined, high quality-training program that offers a remarkably diverse set of skills. This training program will be of immediate benefit to the partners that will thereby obtain a superior training of their PhD students, which therefore provides a build-in mechanism that will ensure the effective realization of the proposed ITN training program and it success. The existence of such a training program, which will be opened to international groups, will contribute to the visibility of the EU cavity optomechanics community in an international setting.

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Address

Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 942 542,50

Administrative Contact

Tobias J. Kippenberg (Prof.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 585 040,49

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 224 817,30

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

EU Contribution

€ 618 269,81

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 618 270,41

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 552 911,69

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 547 008

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 592 024,40

IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 485 032,90

ATTOCUBE SYSTEMS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 222 962,30

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 328 484

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290161

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 717 363,80

  • EU contribution

    € 5 717 363,80

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland