The theory group of A. Pálffy (Heidelberg) proposed a new mechanism to connect between optical photons and X-rays. This interface is an optical resonator, where one of the cavity mirrors is formed by a micro-mechanical cantilever. The tip of the cantilever contains specific nuclei of interest (e.g. 229Th), which resonantly absorb X-rays in a Mössbauer-type fashion. The preprint is entitled “An Optomechanical Interface Bridging X-Ray and Optical Photons” and can be found here: arXiv:1508.06769.
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