Microwave-to-Optical Photon Transducer

8 September, 2020 – Shabir Barzanjeh

Our paper Converting microwave and telecom photons with a silicon photonic nanomechanical interface has been published in Nature Communications. In this work we utilize the unique opportunities of silicon photonics, cavity optomechanics and superconducting circuits to demonstrate a fully integrated, coherent transducer interfacing the microwave X and the telecom S bands with a total (internal) bidirectional transduction efficiency of 1.2% (135%) at millikelvin temperatures.

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