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Dissipation and oscillations on optomechanical cavities

Grant number: 20/00100-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2020
Effective date (End): February 28, 2023
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal researcher:Thiago Pedro Mayer Alegre
Grantee:Flávio Campopiano Dias de Moraes
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/15580-6 - Optomechanical cavities towards single photon strong coupling, AP.JP2

Abstract

In this proposal, we plan to study the fundamental interaction between photons and phonons. By the use of modern microfabrication techniques, simulations and theory we expect to achieve optomechanical oscillations and dissipative optomechanical interactions for nonlinear interaction between the light and sound confined to these structures. Such achievement could pave the way to explore coherent coupling exchange between photons and phonons and to study quantum mechanics within mesoscopic devices. Using very low linear and nonlinear losses materials such as silicon nitride, diamond, and others, we expect to achieve high-frequency oscillators and a very low-phonon number even at room temperature. (AU)

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