Wolfram Pernice

Wolfram Pernice

born 1978
Member since 2013
subject: Physics/Electrical Engineering

Contact
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Institut für Physik
Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße 10
48149 Münster

Tel.: (0251) 83-639 57
wolfram.pernice@uni-muenster.de

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Research Areas

  • Nano photonics

  • Quantum optics

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2015

    Professor for Experimental Physics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

  • Since 2011

    Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader at the KIT (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

  • 2008-2011

    Postdoc, Yale University

  • 2008-2010

    Feodor Lynen-Scholarship, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

  • 2004-2007

    PhD, University of Oxford

  • 2001-2002

    Studied Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington

  • 1998-2004

    Studied Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg

Featured Publication

Diamond-integrated optomechanical circuits

Diamond-integrated optomechanical circuits

Diamond offers unique material advantages for the realization of micro- and nanomechanical resonators because of its high Young’s modulus, compatibility with harsh environments and superior thermal properties. At the same time, the wide electronic bandgap makes diamond a nice material for integrated optics because of broadband transparency and the absence of free-carrier absorption commonly encountered in silicon photonics. We took advantage of both to engineer full-scale optomechanical circuits in diamond thin films. Such films fabricated by chemical vapour deposition provide a convenient wafer-scale substrate for the realization of high-quality nanophotonic devices. Using free-standing nanomechanical resonators embedded in on-chip Mach–Zehnder interferometers, we demonstrate efficient optomechanical transduction via gradient optical forces. Fabricated diamond resonators reproducibly show high mechanical quality factors. Such low cost, wideband, carrier-free photonic circuits hold promise for all-optical sensing and optomechanical signal processing at ultra-high frequencies. P. Rath, S. Khasminskaya, C. Nebel, C. Wild, W. Pernice, Nature Communications 4, 1668 (2013).

Publications

  • High speed travelling wave single-photon detectors with near-unity quantum efficiency

    W. Pernice, C. Schuck, O. Minaeva, M. Li, G. Goltsman, A. Sergienko, H. Tang, “High speed travelling wave single-photon detectors with near-unity quantum efficiency”, Nature Communications, 3, 1325 (2012).

  • Dynamic manipulation of mechanical resonators in the high amplitude regime through optical backaction

    M. Bagheri, M. Poot, M. Li, W. Pernice, H. Tang “Dynamic manipulation of mechanical resonators in the high amplitude regime through optical backaction”, Nature Nanotechnology 6, 726 (2011).

  • Tunable bipolar optical interactions between guided lightwaves

    M. Li, W. Pernice, H. Tang, “Tunable bipolar optical interactions between guided lightwaves”, Nature Photonics 3, 464 (2009).

  • Harnessing optical forces in integrated photonic circuits

    M. Li , W. Pernice, C. Xiong, T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg, H. Tang , “Harnessing optical forces in integrated photonic circuits.”, Nature, 456, 480 (2008).

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