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)!
Our proof of principle demonstration of quantum radar is out now. It shows that an entangled source of microwave radiation can result in a relative object detection advantage compared to a classically correlated noise source.
Science Advances 6 eabb0451 (2020) ScienceAdvances, arXiv, MIT TechReview, PhysOrg, APA
Alfredo won the “IST Outstanding Scientific Achievement award 2019” for his experimental work on electro-optic frequency combs and his theoretical (and experimental) work on microwave optical state transfer last year.