Silicon photonic nanomechanical interface

Our new paper shows chip-scale transduction of microwave and optical photons via radiation pressure at mK temperature. It achieves the lowest Vπ to date and we carefully analyze and model the conversion noise that currently hinders using it for quantum applications in continuous wave mode.
Big thanks to the team around Georg, Matthias and Shabir as well as our funders: (ERC, HOΤ and IST)!

Converting microwave and telecom photons with a silicon photonic nanomechanical interface
G. Arnold*, M. Wulf*, S. Barzanjeh, E. S. Redchenko, A. Rueda, W. J. Hease, F. Hassani, J. M. Fink.
Nature Commun. 11 4460 (2020)