Mechanical resonators are gradually becoming available as new quantum systems. Quantum optics in combination with optomechanical interactions (quantum optomechanics) provides a particularly helpful toolbox for generating and controlling mechanical quantum states. We highlight some of the current challenges in the field by discussing two of our recent experiments.
Journal of the Optical Society of America B Optical Physics
- Pub Date:
- June 2010
- Quantum Physics;
- Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
- J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, A189-A197 (2010) - JOSA B Feature Issue on Quantum Optical Information Technologies, P. Grangier, A. Jordan, G. Morigi (Eds.)