For the first time, Researcher at the LPENS manage to act on the motion of a mechanical oscillator, a diamond levitating in an electrostatic trap, using the spin of the few billions of NV centers contained in the diamond.
Broad audience talk : William D Phillips, noble prize 1997
10 december 2019, Auditorium de Jussieu
This award is the European Commission’s initiative to recognise and celebrate outstanding projects that have used their results to provide value for society.
Valentina Parigi, associate professor at Sorbonne University and a member of the Kastler Brossel Laboratory (LKB) and of SIRTEQ has been awarded a 2018 ERC Consolidator Grant for her COQCOoN project and is one of the 32 French winners of these highly coveted scholarships.
The CiViQ project, in which 4 SIRTEQ teams are involved, aims at developing coherent systems of quantum communication, in particular for the QKD realization.
The group of Gabriel Hétet of SIRTEQ has reported on observations of Ramsey interferences and spin echoes from electron spins inside a levitating macroscopic particle. The experiment is realized using nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers hosted in a micron-sized diamond stored in a Paul trap both under atmospheric conditions and under vacuum.
T. Delord et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 053602