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PUPSS Colloquium: Paul Barclay

Fri. Mar. 11 12:30 PM - Fri. Mar. 11 01:20 PM
Contact: Andrea Wiebe
Location: via Zoom

PUPSS Colloquium Speaker, Paul Barclay

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary

Member of the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology

Project co-leader at the National Research Council Nanotechnology Research Centre

Spin-optomechanics: Interfacing Spins, Photons, and Phonons

Optomechanical devices provide opportunities for interfacing light with a wide variety of quantum systems. Using micro- and nanoscale cavities fabricated from single crystal diamond, we have shown that NV centre quantum memories can be addressed optomechanically. The resulting spin-photon interface does not rely upon direct optical transitions, and is a first step towards connecting solid state spins to telecommunication wavelength quantum networks. These devices also allow routine coherent storage of light in the mechanical motion of the diamond resonator, and are a convenient platform for exploring multimode coherent optomechanics.

BIO: Prof. Barclay has been leading the Quantum Nanophotonics lab at the University of Calgary since 2011. During this time, team members under his supervision have been internationally recognized for their breakthroughs in nanofabrication, quantum photonics, and optomechanics. Lab graduates are highly sought after by academic research groups, the growing quantum technology industry, and government research labs. 

Thanks to the many successes led by group members, Prof. Barclay has been awarded the CAP Herzberg Medal and an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement, among other recognitions.


Missed the talk? Watch it here: https://uwcloud.uwinnipeg.ca/s/XrctsHTjsXQgNgn