A team from the Center for Quantum Optical Technologies published results in the journal Nature Photonics. The paper demonstrates for the first time the conversion of microwave photons to optical photons using a device based on Rydberg atoms and operating at room temperature. The invention provides a new and highly sensitive method for measuring microwaves, opening new avenues in communications, radar science and radio astronomy.
We encourage you to view a short video from the lab (https://youtu.be/rBiHHxH56Bs) and a full press release on the UW website (https://en.uw.edu.pl/uw-researchers-paper-in-nature-photonics/).
The “Quantum Optical Technologies” project is implemented as part of the International Research Agendas programme of the Foundation for Polish Science, co-financed from EU resources, obtained from the European Regional Development Fund under the Smart Growth Operational Programme.