Springer Theses

Exploring Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics in Optomechanical Devices

Authors: Miao, Haixing

  • An outstanding PhD thesis showing that advanced gravitational wave detectors are ideal instruments to explore the quantum mechanical nature of their macroscipic test masses
  • The author was awarded the 2010 GWIC (Gravitational Wave International Committee) Thesis prize
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Recent state-of-the-art technologies in fabricating low-loss optical and mechanical components have significantly motivated the study of quantum-limited measurements with optomechanical devices. Such research is the main subject of this thesis. In the first part, the author considers various approaches for surpassing the standard quantum limit for force measurements. In the second part, the author proposes different experimental protocols for using optomechanical interactions to explore quantum behaviors of macroscopic mechanical objects. Even though this thesis mostly focuses on large-scale laser interferometer gravitational-wave detectors and related experiments, the general approaches apply equally well for studying small-scale optomechanical devices.

The author is the winner of the 2010 Thesis prize awarded by the Gravitational Wave International Committee.

About the authors

Dr Haixing Miao was awarded the very rare "PhD with Distinction" from University of Western Australia. He is the winner of the 2010 GWIC (Gravitational Wave International Committee) Thesis prize.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Miao, Haixing

    Pages 1-12

  • Quantum Theory of Gravitational-Wave Detectors

    Miao, Haixing

    Pages 13-49

  • Modifying Input Optics: Double Squeezed-Input

    Miao, Haixing

    Pages 51-63

  • Modifying Test-Mass Dynamics: Double Optical Spring

    Miao, Haixing

    Pages 65-73

  • Measuring a Conserved Quantity: Variational Quadrature Readout

    Miao, Haixing

    Pages 75-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics in Optomechanical Devices
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25640-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25640-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-25639-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42645-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 206
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