Optomécanique &
Nanomécanique Quantiques

The New Mechanics Summer School – Les Houches 1st-26th August 2022

We are very excited to announce that the 4 weeks summer school "The New Mechanics" will be held at Les Houches next August (1st-26th August 2022). Ultra-sensitive mechanical systems have experienced a huge development over the past 30 years, strongly driven notably by...

8th International School of Sound and Light – SEL2022

We look forward to seeing you on the Ile d'Oléron for the 8th edition of the "Son et Lumière" school that is aimed at students (masters, doctoral students, post-doctoral students) and researchers wishing to deepen and broaden their knowledge in the field of the...

Postdoc position in levitating micro-magnets at LPENS

A post-doc position is opened in the  nano-optics group at LPENS under the supervision of Pr. Gabriel Hétet.The post-doc will be part of a large consortium of prominent researchers around Europe involved in a QUANTERA project. One of the goals is to demonstrate...

Non-classical energy squeezing of a macroscopic mechanical oscillator

An international research team bringing together researchers from NIST (Boulder, Colorado) and the Institut Néel (CNRS, Grenoble) now report a device that can control the quantum state of a massive oscillating membrane by interfacing the membrane with a qubit. They demonstrate the creation of an energy-squeezed state — a state of mechanical motion bearing non-classical features. This new platform presents a new way to explore macroscopic quantum mechanics.

Dynamically-enhanced strain in atomically thin resonators

Physicists at IPCMS (Université de Strasbourg and CNRS) in collaboration with the University of Nottingham (UK) have demonstrated efficient mechanical strain-mediated coupling between the quantized microscopic vibrations (optical phonons) and the macroscopic oscillations of an atomically-thin membrane made from a graphene monolayer. This fundamental work holds promise for the development of 2D-systems with mechanically tunable light-matter interactions.

A single Quantum Dot drives a microresonator

Researchers based at the Institut Néel (CNRS, UGA), CEA IRIG, and The University of Nottingham report the actuation of a micro-wire from a single exciton hosted in a quantum dot. The study is published in the prestigious journal Nature Nanotechnology and opens new perspective notably in quantum network technology.

Spin-Cooling of the Motion of a Trapped Diamond published in Nature

Researchers based at the Laboratory of Physics (ENS Paris) report cooling of a levitated diamond, based on its intrinsic spin degree of freedom. The study is published in the prestigious journal Nature and represents a major step for the field of quantum hybrid optomechanics.

Production scientifique du GdR

Une ambition majeure du GdR MecaQ est de susciter l'émergence de synergies scientifiques nouvelles au sein des communautés optomécanique et nanomécanique. Le produit de ces synergies se traduit notamment sous la forme de publications impliquant plusieurs équipes...
Postdoc position in levitating micro-magnets at LPENS

Postdoc position in levitating micro-magnets at LPENS

A post-doc position is opened in the  nano-optics group at LPENS under the supervision of Pr. Gabriel Hétet.The post-doc will be part of a large consortium of prominent researchers around Europe involved in a QUANTERA project. One of the goals is to demonstrate...

Post-doc position available at Institut Néel

Post-doc position available at Institut Néel

A postdoctoral position is available at the Institut Néel/CNRS in Grenoble. The work will involve fabrication of microwave optomechanical devices and/or measurements of the devices at sub-mK temperatures.The ground state mechanical mode will be used to...

6th Annual Meeting of the GdR MecaQ moves to Paris-Saclay

6th Annual Meeting of the GdR MecaQ moves to Paris-Saclay

The sixth "IRL" (In Real Life) annual meeting of the GdR MecaQ will finally be held next 15th and 16th November 2021 in CentraleSupélec, Paris-Saclay. The meeting will bring together the french optomechanics/nanomechanics community, with internationally renouned...

JMC17 : PMQ29 Program online (Opto-/ Electromechanics)

JMC17 : PMQ29 Program online (Opto-/ Electromechanics)

The program of the mini-colloquium "Optomechanics & Electromechanics: Physics and Applications" that will be held at the next Condensed Matter Days (Journées de la Matière Condensée) is now open. The JMC17 which will be held online from August 24 to 27.Please do...

MecaQ webinar #1: Pr. Jack Harris

MecaQ webinar #1: Pr. Jack Harris

Time: Friday 28th May, 4pm CET (Paris Time);Title: Measuring the higher-order phonon statistics in a nanogram volume of superfluid heliumAbstract: We detect the individual sideband photons produced by an optomechanical device consisting of a nanogram of superfluid...

MecaQ webinar series: kick-off with Pr. Jack Harris!

MecaQ webinar series: kick-off with Pr. Jack Harris!

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the MecaQ webinar series. The webinar will be held monthly by internationally renowned speakers in the fields of optomechanics and nanomechanics and related applications. We are delighted to start our webinar series with...