Talk on "Novel Regimes of Quantum Optomechanics"

01.07.2019 09:32 - 09:32

by Lukas Neumaier

In everyday life the impact of light on the motion of mechanical objects is negligible. However, modern experiments making use of high-quality optical resonators are able to observe significant effects originating from the forces associated with photons on small mechanical systems. The common feature of these systems is the dependence of the optical resonance frequency on the position of the mechanical object, laying the framework of optomechanics. Many interesting regimes have been explored which allow for photon-light entanglement, laser cooling of motion, generation of squeezed states of light, and even the detection of gravitational waves. 

Interestingly, the optomechanical interaction is so generic that its underlying concepts and derived insights can be generally applied to a large variety of systems. In this talk, we will identify until now unexplored regimes of optomechanics, analyze their remarkable consequences, and show how these regimes can be reached in existing state-of-the-art experiments.

 

Host: M. Aspelmeyer

Location:
Schrödingerroom, Boltzmanngasse 5, 4th floor, 1090 Wien