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Novel micro-optomechanical mirrors

Novel micro-optomechanical mirrors

The development of novel micro-optomechanical mirrors and their application in high-precision optical metrology and novel light sources.


  • 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


Chichkov NB, Evlyukhin AB, Chichkov BN. Massive surface-plasmon polaritons. Nanophotonics. 2021 Okt 2;10(14):3777-3778. doi.org/10.1515/nanoph-2021-0293

Chichkov NB, Chichkov BN. On the origin of photon mass, momentum, and energy in a dielectric medium [Invited]. Optical materials express. 2021 Aug;11(8):2722-2729. doi.org/10.1364/OME.436306

Flügge J, Kroker S, Schnatz H. Fundamental length metrology. Handbook of Laser Technology and Applications: Laser Applications: Medical, Metrology and Communication (Volume Four). 2021;4:2.

Gulkin DN, Popkova AA, Afinogenov BI, Shilkin DA, Kuršelis K, Chichkov BN et al. Mie-driven directional nanocoupler for Bloch surface wave photonic platform. Nanophotonics. 2021 Sep;10(11):2939-2947. doi.org/10.1515/nanoph-2021-0295

Junker J, Wilken D, Huntington E, Heurs M. High-precision cavity spectroscopy using high-frequency squeezed light. Optics express. 2021 Feb 10;29(4):6053-6068. doi.org/10.1364/OE.416713, doi.org/10.15488/11389

Nery MT, Venneberg JR, Aggarwal N, Cole GD, Corbitt T, Cripe J et al. Laser power stabilization via radiation pressure. Optics letters. 2021 Apr 14;46(8):1946-1949. doi.org/10.1364/OL.422614

Trad Nery M. Laser power stabilization via radiation pressure. Nature Reviews Physics. 2021 Okt;3(10):677. doi.org/10.1038/s42254-021-00361-y, doi.org/10.15488/11012

Ulbricht S, Dickmann J, Müller RA, Kroker S, Surzhykov A. Impact of Earth's gravity on Gaussian beam propagation in hemispherical cavities. Physical Review D. 2021 Sep 15;104(6). 062002. doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.104.062002

Bruns F, Vyatchanin SP, Dickmann J, Glaser R, Heinert D, Nawrodt R et al. Thermal charge carrier driven noise in transmissive semiconductor optics. Physical Review D. 2020 Jul 15;102(2). 022006. doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.102.022006

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

Evlyukhin AB, Tuz VR, Volkov VS, Chichkov BN. Bianisotropy for light trapping in all-dielectric metasurfaces. Physical Review B. 2020 Mai 13;101(20). 205415. doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.101.205415

Evlyukhin AB, Matiushechkina M, Zenin VA, Heurs M, Chichkov B. Lightweight metasurface mirror of silicon nanospheres [Invited]. Optical materials express. 2020 Sep 30;10(10):2706-2716. doi.org/10.1364/OME.409311, doi.org/10.15488/11391

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

Kaseberg T, Siefke T, Kroker S, Bodermann B. Inverted plasmonic lens design for nanometrology applications. Measurement science and technology. 2020 Jul;31(7). 074013. doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/ab7e6b

Nery MT, Danilishin SL, Venneberg JR, Willke B. Fundamental limits of laser power stabilization via a radiation pressure transfer scheme. Optics letters. 2020 Jul 10;45(14):3969-3972. doi.org/10.1364/OL.394547

Siefke T, Hurtado CBR, Dickmann J, Dickmann W, Käseberg T, Meyer J et al. Quasi-bound states in the continuum for deep subwavelength structural information retrieval for DUV nano-optical polarizers. Optics express. 2020 Aug 3;28(16):23122-23132. doi.org/10.1364/OE.396044

Ulbricht S, Dickmann J, Müller RA, Kroker S, Surzhykov A. Gravitational light deflection in Earth-based laser cavity experiments. Physical Review D. 2020 Jun 15;101(12). 121501. doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.101.121501

Zenin VA, Garcia-Ortiz CE, Evlyukhin AB, Yang Y, Malureanu R, Novikov SM et al. Engineering Nanoparticles with Pure High-Order Multipole Scattering. ACS PHOTONICS. 2020 Feb 28;7(4):1067-1075. doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.0c00078

Dickmann W, Dickmann J, Bruns FF, Kroker S. Key signal contributions in photothermal deflection spectroscopy. Journal of applied physics. 2019 Jul 14;126(2). 025106. doi.org/10.1063/1.5098304

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