Tobias J. Kippenberg

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Tobias J. Kippenberg is Associate Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at EPFL and leads the Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurement. He obtained his B.A. at the RWTH Aachen, and M.A. and Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech in Pasadena, US). From 2005 to 2009 he led an Independent Research Group at the MPI of Quantum Optics. He is an alumnus of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and winner of the 8th EU Contest for Young Scientists (1996) for his invention of an infrared-microwave radiation ice condition sensor for cars. For his invention of chip-scale frequency combs, he is co-recipient of the Helmholtz Price for Metrology (2009). Moreover, he is recipient of the EFTF Young Investigator Award (2010) and the EPS Fresnel Prize (2009).


Second-harmonic generation in microresonators through natural phase matching

Researchers have found a way to naturally double the frequency of laser light with an optical microresonator made from lithium niobate that supports “whispering gallery” modes. Read More »


Hybrid Atom-Optomechanics

Coupling a silicon nitride membrane resonator with a gas of ultracold atoms offers a novel approach to controlling mechanical systems at the quantum level. Read More »