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Novel micro-optomechanical mirrors

Novel micro-optomechanical mirrors


  • Development of low-noise optical systems based on micro-structured metasurfaces
  • Testing in cavity experiments
  • Development of reflective micro-optomechanical oscillators for cavity experiments near and below the SQL


  • Optical and multi-physics simulations and design
  • Processing of micro- and nano-structured surfaces
  • Optical characterization (spectrophotometry, cavity ringdown)
  • Coating technology for dielectric materials
  • Optical jointing and integration


Dickmann W, Götze T, Bieler M, Kroker S. Intensity dependent deflection spectroscopy for the characterization of absorption mechanisms in semiconductors. Journal of applied physics. 2020 Jul 28;128(4). 045701. doi.org/10.1063/5.0012702

Hurtado CBR, Dickmann J, Bruns FF, Siefke T, Kroker S. Bound states in the continuum for optomechanical light control with dielectric metasurfaces. Optics express. 2020 Jul 6;28(14):20106-20116. doi.org/10.1364/OE.392782

Involved QF Members
Members Institution Relevant Expertise
Stefanie Kroker, LeaderPTB / TUBSComplex Coupled High Index Waveguide Arrays ; Photonic Nanomaterials in the Strong Optomechanical Coupling Regime
Liam Shelling-NetoTUBSComplex coupled high index waveguide arrays
Johannes DickmannPTB/TUBSLow-noise optical systems
Michèle HeursAEI / LUHBackaction-Evading Techniques; Quantum Optomechanics
Nived JohnyAEI / LUHTheoretical investigations of and experiments with novel micro-optomechanical oscillators
N.N.AEI / LUHBackaction-Evading Techniques
Mayra Garcés-SchröderTUBSNanophotonics for Atom and Ion Manipulation
Uwe SterrPTBNovel Frequency References
Daniele NicolodiPTBNovel Frequency References
Ernst M. RaselLUHQuantum Gravimeters; Atom-Chip Based Gravimeters and Inertial Sensors
Karsten DanzmannAEI / LUHExperimental Quantum Opto-Mechanics
Harald LückAEINext Generation Gravitational Wave Observatories; Sub-Standard Quantum Limit Interferometry
Benno WillkeAEISqueezed Light Sources; Advanced Light Sources
Gerhard Heinzel AEILaser Gradiometers, Optical Simulations
Boris ChichkovLUHNanoscale Materials Processing
Ulf HinzeLUHNanoscale Materials Processing
Frederik LüssmannTUBSMicrostructured mirrors for VCSELs
Marina Trad NeryAEILaser stabilization with optomechanical mirrors.
Thomas LegeroPTBUltrastable laser cavities
Jan MeyerTUBS