H2020 ETN Optomechanical Technologies (OMT)


The H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Optomechanical Technologies (OMT) is a European Training Network (ETN) targeting the successful training and research experience of the leading European research groups working in the field of cavity optomechanics. Our ENT unites a total of 14 leading groups in the field, of which two are major industrial players that utilize MEMS and NEMS - Bosch and IBM. The main goal of the project is to exploit optomechanical interactions in views of novel functionality and possible applications of cavity optomechanical systems that were envisioned by consortium partners during their previous research activities. The possible applications include for instance MEMS sensors based on two-dimensional materials like graphene, quantum limited microwave amplifiers, and low noise optical to microwave frequency photon converters. While the majority of the experiments will firmly reside in the realm of classical, albeit weak, signals or fields, the aspired performance will also allow exploiting schemes in scenarios where quantum nature of the signal is relevant.

In particular, the Konstanz node of the ETN focusses on cavity optomechanics with atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) membranes such as BN or MbS2. The 2D membranes are processed in a device architecture suitable for insertion in a high finesse fiber based Fabry-Perot cavity. Dispersive and dissipative optomechanical interaction will be explored. In particular, dynamical backaction leading to self-oscillation and cooling will be investigated, shedding light on the use of atomic-scale mechanical resonators for optomechanical technologies.



  • FB Physik
Funding sources
Name Project no. Description Period
Europäische Union675/1601.10.2016 – 30.09.2020
Further information
Period: 01.10.2016 – 30.09.2020
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