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"Quantum Experiments with Massive, Mechanical Oscillators"

Dr. Simon Groeblacher
University of Delft


Mechanical oscillators coupled to light via the radiation pressure force have attracted significant attention over the past years for their potential in testing quantum physics with massive objects, in gravitational wave detection and in quantum information processing. Early experiments included groundstate cooling of the mechanical motion and squeezing of the optical field. Recent advances have allowed to obtain coherent control over the mechanical degrees of freedom, with experiments involving nonclassical state preparation, entanglement between two oscillators, as well as violation of Bell's inequality. Here, we would like to discuss the latest results and highlight a promising route towards using mechanical systems as quantum memories, as light-matter quantum interfaces and for fundamental tests of quantum mechanics.

Monday, August 27, 2018
IQSE 578, 11:00 AM
Mitchell Physics Building

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

Coffee and Cookies to be served 15 minutes prior start time