Early Stage Researcher
09/2009 – 06/2013: Bachelor student in Applied Physics and Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia
Thesis: “Trion luminescence in semiconductor quantum wells”
09/2013 – 06/2015: Master of Science in Applied Physics and Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia
Thesis: “Stabilization of Ti:Sa frequency comb for precision spectroscopy”
09/2015 – present: PhD student in Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Current research topic
I’m working on a project aimed at observation of quantum effects in an optomechanical system consisting of a S3N4 nanobeam coupled to a SO2 microdisc. Such a system features high single-phonon cooperativity g0 ~ 1 that favors approaching the regime where the radiation pressure dominates thermal forces. In addition, at such high g0 and in the bad-cavity limit very efficient measurements of mechanical position can be performed. The position measurements can be used to efficiently cool down the oscillator motion down to few-phonon occupation level.