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Quantum Photonics Group

Research in the Painter Lab looks at ways to create new optical materials and devices through the development of nano-scale fabrication techniques and through the exploration of novel physics. The type of research ranges from theory and design, to the fabrication and characterization of devices, and is naturally inter-disciplinary including fields such as quantum optics, nanomechanics, superconducting microwave circuits, and atomic physics. Currently, our research efforts can be divided into the following topical areas:

  • quantum physics of mechanical devices
  • hybrid superconducting quantum circuits 
  • optomechanical sensors

As part of our lab infrastructure we operate our own cleanroom for the in-house fabrication of devices.