FCQO18 Summary

Over the past few days, IST Austria became a meeting point for quantum technology experts during the “Frontiers of Circuit QED and Optomechanics” (FCQO18) conference. The meeting with about 110 participants addressed a wide range of topics from reservoir engineering to hybrid quantum devices to quantum error correction (press release).

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New circulator uses mechanics

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Nonreciprocal circuit elements form an integral part of modern measurement and communication systems. Mathematically they require breaking of time-reversal symmetry, typically achieved using magnetic materials and more recently using the quantum Hall effect, parametric permittivity modulation or Josephson nonlinearities. We realized an in-situ reconfigurable, magnetic-free, on-chip circulator based on reservoir-engineered electromechanic interactions.

You can find our most recent result here: Nature Communications, reprintSI.

Frontiers of Circuit QED and Optomechanics

In February we are organizing a conference in Semmering, a small skiing resort close to Vienna. The topics include quantum opto- and electromechanics, circuit QED and everything in between. More details including our current list of invited speakers at https://ist.ac.at/fcqo18/invited-speakers/.

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[Update: Due to a delay in the construction and renovation works at Hotel Panhans we were forced to relocate the conference to the IST Austria campus.]