Painter Research Group

Oskar Painter, John G Braun Professor of Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology, has a small dependence of his research activities at MPL in Erlangen. The research group brings interesting new topics to MPL and profits from the research environment here. Prof. Painter is a pioneer in the engineering and physics of optical devices at the nanoscale.  His current research activities focus on the use of radiation pressure to control the quantum mechanical behaviour of tiny mechanical objects.  A great many applications are envisaged, including quantum-limited precision sensors and quantum-optical communication networks.