Seán Michael Meenehan

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  • S.-P. Yu, J. D. Hood, +8 authors Se an M. Meenehan
  • 2014
S.-P. Yu, 2, ∗ J. D. Hood, 2, ∗ J. A. Muniz, 2 M. J. Martin, 2 Richard Norte, 3 C.-L. Hung, 2 Seán M. Meenehan, 3 Justin D. Cohen, 3 Oskar Painter, 3, † and H. J. Kimble 2, ‡ Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics 12-33 Institute for Quantum Information and Matter Thomas J. Watson, Sr., Laboratory of Applied Physics 128-95, California Institute of Technology,(More)
We present the fabrication and characterization of an artificial crystal structure formed from a thin film of silicon that has a full phononic band gap for microwave X-band phonons and a two-dimensional pseudo-band gap for near-infrared photons. An engineered defect in the crystal structure is used to localize optical and mechanical resonances in the band(More)
A significant challenge in the development of chip-scale cavity-optomechanical devices as testbeds for quantum experiments and classical metrology lies in the coupling of light from nanoscale optical mode volumes to conventional optical components such as lenses and fibers. In this work we demonstrate a high-efficiency, single-sided fiber-optic coupling(More)
In optics, the ability to measure individual quanta of light (photons) enables a great many applications, ranging from dynamic imaging within living organisms to secure quantum communication. Pioneering photon counting experiments, such as the intensity interferometry performed by Hanbury Brown and Twiss to measure the angular width of visible stars, have(More)
We present an integrated optomechanical and electromechanical nanocavity, in which a common mechanical degree of freedom is coupled to an ultrahigh-Q photonic crystal defect cavity and an electrical circuit. The system allows for wide-range, fast electrical tuning of the optical nanocavity resonances, and for electrical control of optical radiation pressure(More)
We describe one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystals that support a guided mode suitable for atom trapping within a unit cell, as well as a second probe mode with strong atom–photon interactions. A new hybrid trap is analyzed that combines optical and Casimir–Polder forces to form stable traps for neutral atoms in dielectric nanostructures. By suitable design(More)
Seán M. Meenehan, Justin D. Cohen, Gregory S. MacCabe, Francesco Marsili, Matthew D. Shaw, and Oskar Painter Kavli Nanoscience Institute and Thomas J. Watson, Sr., Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,(More)
Seán M. Meenehan,1 Justin D. Cohen,1 Simon Gröblacher,1,2 Jeff T. Hill,1 Amir H. Safavi-Naeini,1 Markus Aspelmeyer,2 and Oskar Painter1,* 1Institute for Quantum Information and Matter and Thomas J. Watson, Sr., Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA 2Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology(More)
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Kavli Nanoscience Institute, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter and Thomas J. Watson, Sr., Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA University of Waterloo, 200 University(More)