Mechanical oscillators coupled to light via the radiation pressure force have attracted significant attention over the past years for allowing tests of quantum physics with massive objects and for their potential use in quantum information processing. Here we would like to discuss recent experiments where we demonstrate various non-classical mechanical states by coupling a mechanical oscillator to single optical photons. These results are a promising route towards using mechanical systems as quantum memories, for quantum communication purposes and as light-matter quantum interfaces.
Delft University of Technology
2018-07-06 (周五) 10:00