Pulsed quantum optomechanics

Vanner, M. R., Pikovski, I., Cole, G. D., Kim, M. S., Brukner, C., Hammerer, K., Milburn, G. J. and Aspelmeyer, M. (2011) Pulsed quantum optomechanics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 39: 16182-16187. doi:10.1073/pnas.1105098108

Author Vanner, M. R.
Pikovski, I.
Cole, G. D.
Kim, M. S.
Brukner, C.
Hammerer, K.
Milburn, G. J.
Aspelmeyer, M.
Title Pulsed quantum optomechanics
Journal name Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0027-8424
Publication date 2011-09-27
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1105098108
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 108
Issue 39
Start page 16182
End page 16187
Total pages 6
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher National Academy of Sciences
Language eng
Abstract Studying mechanical resonators via radiation pressure offers a rich avenue for the exploration of quantum mechanical behavior in a macroscopic regime. However, quantum state preparation and especially quantum state reconstruction of mechanical oscillators remains a significant challenge. Here we propose a scheme to realize quantum state tomography, squeezing, and state purification of a mechanical resonator using short optical pulses. The scheme presented allows observation of mechanical quantum features despite preparation from a thermal state and is shown to be experimentally feasible using optical microcavities. Our framework thus provides a promising means to explore the quantum nature of massive mechanical oscillators and can be applied to other systems such as trapped ions.
Keyword Optomechanics
Quantum measurement
Squeezed states
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID FF0776191
W 1210
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mathematics and Physics
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