Optomechanics: challenging quantum mechanics at the mesoscale

Seminar date and time: 
Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 14:00
Contact: 
julsta@ifae.es
Affiliation: 
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
Author: 
Oriol Romero-Isart
Location: 
Sala de Graus II

In this talk I will give a general motivation and introduction to the field of quantum optomechanics. I will then focus on our recent proposal to use optically levitating microspheres inside an optical cavity as an optomechanical system without clamping losses. I will review this proposal and explain some particular applications and further directions.

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