Xu Chen

Xu Chen
Experienced Researcher
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Academic background

2010-2014: Ph.D. Physics, University of Western Australia, Australia
2008-2010: Visitor, University of Western Australia, Australia
2003-2007: B. Sc, Qingdao University, China

Current research topic

Developing a highly optimized optomechanical resonator by integrating a nanomembrane in the middle of a microscopic optical cavity.


L. Ju, X. Chen, Z Yan, C Zhao, D.G. Blair, “Scattering in sapphire test masses for gravitational wave detectors”, Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics 11, 125205 (2009).
X. Chen, L Ju, R. Flaminio, H. Luck, C. Zhao, D.G. Blair, “Rayleigh scattering in fused silica samples for gravitational wave detectors”, Optics Communications 284, 4732–4737 (2011).
A. Sunderland, D.G. Blair, L. Ju, H. Golden, F. Torres, X. Chen, R. Lockwood, P. Wolfgram, “High performance rotational vibration isolator”, Review of Scientific Instruments 84, 105111 (2013).
J. Qin, C. Zhao, Y. Ma, X. Chen, L Ju, D.G. Blair, “Classical demonstration of frequency dependent noise ellipse rotation using Optomechanically Induced Transparency,  submitted to Physical Review A.
X. Chen et al., L. Ju, D.G. Blair, H. Wang, S.P. Vyatchanin, “Observation of Three-Mode Parametric Instability”, submitted to Physical Review Letters.

Conference Presentations
“Three-mode opto-acoustic parametric interactions in a coupled optical cavity”, 2011 AIP PG Conference, Perth, September 2011.
“First observation of three-mode parametric instability in a free-space optical cavity”, 10th Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, Warsaw, July 2013.