IBM Research – Zurich is one of IBM’s 12 research centers around the globe. This network with some 3000 scientists is one of the largest industrial IT research organizations in the world. The Zurich laboratory was established in 1956 and is home to world-class scientists representing more than 45 nationalities. The lab is renowned for its cutting-edge projects and outstanding scientific achievements – most notably Nobel Prizes in Physics in 1986 and 1987 for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope and the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, respectively.
Dr. Paul Seidler’s research is part of the Quantum Technology group. His current interests involve device concepts in exploratory photonics and particularly the physics of optical cavities with ultra-high quality factor-to-mode volume ratios with the aim of exploiting non-linear optical and optomechanical phenomena. Optomechanics, in particular, provides a promising mechanism for interconversion of electrical and optical signals, including coherent transduction in the quantum regime.