NAU physicist Ryan Behuninâ€™s research explores the physics of fluctuation-induced phenomena and optomechanics, investigating fundamental questions regarding the interaction of light, sound and matterâ€”from quantum friction to laser noise.
The University of Twente (UT), Netherlands, and the Fraunhofer Project Center recently demonstrated a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) device assembler designed to enable large-scale PIC production. Image courtesy of Yole Developpement.
Dr Laingâ€™s laboratory where the experiments were performed. Single
photons of light are generated using a powerful Ti-Sapphire laser, to
pump a series of nonlinear crystals, operated by PhD student and
co-author Nicola Maraviglia (left). The single photons are collected
into optical fibres and injected into the photonic chip, next to Laing
(right). Inset top left is a close up of the photonic chip taken by NTT
scientist and co-author, Nobuyuki Matsuda.
University of Bristol