Our research is centered on the fabrication, investigation and control of novel solid-state nanosystems with tailored optical, electrical and mechanical properties. It is guided by the vision to unify and employ the coherent interaction of the three elementary excitations in the solid state, electrons, photons and phonons – ultimately in the limit of single quanta.

We cover three major areas of modern solid-state physics:

  • Quantum-optomechanics: coherent coupling of light, sound and matter in nanoscale circuits on a chip
  • Fabrication, characterization and control of hybrid active nanosystems
  • High-resolution acousto-optoelectronic spectroscopy of emerging solid-state materials