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Free-space optomechanics with light-emitting materials

Project description

Embedded quantum light emitters support the study of confined light and matter interactions

The interaction of light and matter, and the dual particle–wave nature of both, is at the heart of quantum theory. Light exists as both waves and particles; the photon is a quantum of light. Similarly, all matter exhibits wave-like behaviour. Phonons are elementary units of vibrational energy arising from oscillating atoms in a crystal. Vibration in one atom can set off a wave (phonon) travelling through the crystal. Heat is also the result of the motion of atoms and molecules. Unlike photons of different frequencies (and corresponding wavelengths) that generally do not interact, phonons of different wavelengths can bump into each other and produce different wavelengths. The EU-funded FOWLING project is investigating quantum optomechanical nanostructures with a goal of increasing the understanding and control of optomechanical coupling (of photons and phonons) for applications ranging from quantum information processing to quantum sensors.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 160 932,48