Springer Theses

Quantum Opto-Mechanics with Micromirrors

Combining Nano-Mechanics with Quantum Optics

Authors: Gröblacher, Simon

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Quantum effects in macroscopic systems have long been a fascination for researchers. Over the past decade mechanical oscillators have emerged as a leading system of choice for many such experiments. The work reported in this thesis investigates the effects of the radiation-pressure force of light on macroscopic mechanical structures. The basic system studied is a mechanical oscillator that is highly reflective and part of an optical resonator. It interacts with the optical cavity mode via the radiation-pressure force. Both the dynamics of the
mechanical oscillation and the properties of the light field are modified through this interaction. The experiments use quantum optical tools (such as homodyning and down-conversion) with the goal of ultimately showing quantum behavior of the mechanical center of mass motion.

Of particular value are the detailed descriptions of several novel experiments that pave the way towards this goal and are already shaping the field of quantum optomechanics, in particular optomechanical laser cooling and strong optomechanical coupling.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Opto-Mechanics with Micromirrors
Book Subtitle
Combining Nano-Mechanics with Quantum Optics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-34955-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34955-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-34954-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44596-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 144
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