Talitha Weiss

Talitha Weiss
Early Stage Researcher
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Academic background

Since April 2013: PhD student in the group of Prof. Dr. F. Marquardt at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

August 2007 – January 2013: Bachelor and Master of Science in Physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Basel (Switzerland). Master thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. C. Bruder about dissipatively coupled optomechanical systems.

Current research topic (PhD)

Theory of optomechanics: Studies of strongly driven quantum optomechanical systems and support for (analysis of) corresponding experiments: Combining several optomechanical systems to form arrays has potential applications in quantum information processing and allows to study any-body physics of interacting photons and phonons. We are numerically simulating the behavior of different optomechanical array structures in the quantum regime with only a small number of excitations.


  1. Weiss, T.; Nunnenkamp, A.;Quantum limit of laser cooling in dispersively- and dissipatively-coupled optomechanical systems” Phys. Rev. A 88, 023850 (2013)
  2. Weiss, T.; Bruder, C.; Nunnenkamp, A.; “Strong-coupling effects in dissipatively coupled optomechanical systems” New Journal of Physics 15, 045017 (2013)


– DPG-Frühjahrstagung der Sektion AMOP, Hannover (Germany), 18.3.2013-22.3.2013

– Frontiers of Nanomechanics, Trieste (Italy), 9.9.2013-13.9.2013