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Cavity Quantum Optomechanics

English title Resonator Quanten-Optomechanik
Applicant Kippenberg Tobias Jan
Number 122365
Funding scheme Project funding
Research institution Laboratoire de photonique et mesures quantiques EPFL - STI - IEL - LPQM2
Institution of higher education EPF Lausanne - EPFL
Main discipline Other disciplines of Physics
Start/End 01.12.2009 - 30.11.2012
Approved amount 367'225.00
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Keywords (2)

Cavity Optomechanics; Quantum Measurements

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
The proposed research program builds on the previously developed ultra-high-Q monolithic micro-resonators the applicant has studied over the past years. These micro-resonators offer unprecedented confinement of light in micro-scale volumes for extended amounts of time and have opened many lab-on-chip applications ranging from nonlinear optics, quantum optics to biochemical sensing. Over the last years it has become possible in these and related structures to observe the influence of radiation pressure in an experimental setting. Indeed, it has been shown by several groups including the applicants, that it is possible to use radiation pressure to cool a mechanical oscillator, in analogy to atomic laser cooling. The significance of the research program lies in its attempt to exploit the opto-mechanical system to study fundamental concepts of the Quantum Limits of Motion Measurements– a field which has sparked widespread interest in contemporary physics for quiet some time, but which to date remains experimentally unexplored and which is intimately related to concepts used in fields such as gravitational wave detection or scanning probe techniques. From a conceptual point of view, this research could tries to approach the quantum limits of a mechanical, mesoscopic object, which have so far not been probed or observed and which are part of the emerging research field "cavity Quantum Optomechanics".
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

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Publications

Publication
Slowing, advancing and switching of microwave signals using circuit nanoelectromechanics
Zhou Xiaoqing, Hocke Fredrik, Schliesser Albert, Marx Achim, Huebl Hans, Gross Rudolf, Kippenberg Tobias (2013), Slowing, advancing and switching of microwave signals using circuit nanoelectromechanics, in Nature Physics, 9, 179.
A hybrid on-chip optomechanical transducer for ultrasensitive force measurements
Gavartin Emanuel, Verlot Pierre, Kippenberg Tobias (2012), A hybrid on-chip optomechanical transducer for ultrasensitive force measurements, in Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 509.
Quantum-coherent coupling of a mechanical oscillator to an optical cavity mode
Verhagen Ewold, Deléglise Samuel, Weis Stefan, Schliesser Albert, Kippenberg Tobias (2012), Quantum-coherent coupling of a mechanical oscillator to an optical cavity mode, in Nature, 482, 63.
Optomechanical Coupling in a Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Defect Cavity
Gavartin E, Braive R, Sagnes I, Arcizet O, Beveratos A, Kippenberg TJ, Robert-Philip I (2011), Optomechanical Coupling in a Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Defect Cavity, in PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 106(20), 0-0.
Optomechanical sideband cooling of a micromechanical oscillator close to the quantum ground state
Rivière Rémi, Deléglise Samuel, Weis Stefan, Gavartin Emanuel, Arcizet Olivier, Schliesser Albert, Kippenberg Tobias (2011), Optomechanical sideband cooling of a micromechanical oscillator close to the quantum ground state, in Physical Review A, 83, 063835.
Cavity optomechanics with ultra-high Q crystalline micro-resonators
Hofer J, Schliesser A, Kippenberg TJ (2010), Cavity optomechanics with ultra-high Q crystalline micro-resonators, in Physical Review A - Rapid Communications, 82, 031804.
Determination of the vacuum optomechanical coupling rate using frequency noise calibration
Gorodetksy ML, Schliesser A, Anetsberger G, Deleglise S, Kippenberg TJ (2010), Determination of the vacuum optomechanical coupling rate using frequency noise calibration, in OPTICS EXPRESS, 18(22), 23236-23246.
Measuring nanomechanical motion with an imprecision far below the standard quantum limit
Anetsberger G, Gavartin E, Arcizet O, Unterreithmeier Q, Weig EM, Gorodetsky ML, Kotthaus JP, Kippenberg TJ (2010), Measuring nanomechanical motion with an imprecision far below the standard quantum limit, in Physical Review A - Rapid Communications, 82, 061804.
Optomechanically Induced Transparency
Weis S, Riviere R, Deleglise S, Gavartin E, Arcizet O, Schliesser A, Kippenberg TJ (2010), Optomechanically Induced Transparency, in SCIENCE, 330(6010), 1520-1523.
Theoretical Analysis of Mechanical Displacement Measurement Using a Multiple Cavity Mode Transducer
Dobrindt JM, Kippenberg TJ (2010), Theoretical Analysis of Mechanical Displacement Measurement Using a Multiple Cavity Mode Transducer, in Physical Review Letters, 104, 033901.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
CNRS-LPN France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Walter Meissner Institut Tieftemperatur Physk Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Seminar Nano- und Quantenphysik, Universität Basel Individual talk Nanooptomechanical systems for measurement applications 05.11.2012 Basel, Switzerland Verlot Pierre; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
SPIE Optics+Photonics Talk given at a conference Nanooptomechanical systems for measurement applications 12.08.2012 San Diego, United States of America Verlot Pierre; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
International Conference on Optical MEMS & Nanophotonics Talk given at a conference Cavity optomechanics: towards quantum control of micromechanical motion with light 08.08.2012 Istanbul, Turkey Weis Stefan Alexander; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
International Conference on Nanoscience + Technology Talk given at a conference A hybrid on-chip optonanomechanical transducer for ultrasensitive force measurements 23.07.2012 Paris, France Verlot Pierre; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
SPS Annual Meeting 2012 Talk given at a conference All Electrical Control and Slowing of Microwaves using Circuit Nano-electromechanics 21.06.2012 Zurich, Switzerland Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Seminar - Collège de France Individual talk Cavity optomechanics: Quantum coherent coupling of light and mechanical motion 19.06.2012 Paris, France Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
CLEO 2012 Talk given at a conference Coherent coupling of light and mechanical motion 06.05.2012 San Jose, United States of America Kippenberg Tobias Jan; Weis Stefan Alexander;
CLEO 2012 Talk given at a conference A hybrid on-chip optonanomechanical transducer for ultrasensitive force measurements 06.05.2012 San Jose, United States of America Verlot Pierre; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
CLEO 2012 Talk given at a conference Dynamical photothermal response of optical whispering-gallery silica microresonators in helium-4 cryogenic environments 06.05.2012 San Jose, United States of America Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Nanolight conference Talk given at a conference Coherent coupling of light and mechanical motion 11.03.2012 Benasque, Spain Kippenberg Tobias Jan; Weis Stefan Alexander;
March Meeting of the American Physical Society 2012 Talk given at a conference Optomechanically Induced Transparency and Slow Microwaves in Circuit Nanoelectromechanics 27.02.2012 Boston, United States of America Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
1st EOS Topical Meeting on Micro- and Nano-Optoelectronic Systems Talk given at a conference Cavity Optomechanics: towards quantum control of micromechanical motion with light 07.12.2011 Bremen, Germany Kippenberg Tobias Jan; Weis Stefan Alexander;
Nanoresonance Talk given at a conference Cavity Optomechanics 02.11.2011 Blaubeuren, Germany Kippenberg Tobias Jan; Weis Stefan Alexander;
International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies 2011 Talk given at a conference Cavity Optomechanics: Cooling Mechanical Oscillators into the Quantum Regime 01.11.2011 Honk Kong, China Weis Stefan Alexander; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Heraeus Seminar on Macro- and Micro Cavities Talk given at a conference Coherent coupling of light and mechanical motion 30.10.2011 Bad Honnef, Germany Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Engineering and Control of Quantum Systems Talk given at a conference Cavity Optomechanics: Coherent coupling of light and mechanical motion 10.10.2011 Dresden, Germany Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Quantum to Classical Crossover in Mechanical Systems Talk given at a conference Coherent coupling of light and mechanical motion 04.10.2011 Leiden, Netherlands Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Quantum Information Processing and Communication Talk given at a conference Optomechanically Induced Transparency 11.09.2011 Zurich, Switzerland Kippenberg Tobias Jan; Weis Stefan Alexander;
Quantum Information Processing and Communication Talk given at a conference Coherent coupling of light and mechanical motion 11.09.2011 Zurich, Switzerland Weis Stefan Alexander; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
The 11th international conference on intersubband transitions in quantum wells Talk given at a conference Cavity Optomechanics 11.09.2011 Sardegna, Italy Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Nonlinear Optics NLO Talk given at a conference Cavity optomechanics: towards quantum control of micromechanical motion with light 17.07.2011 Kauai, United States of America Weis Stefan Alexander; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Optique Marseille Talk given at a conference Cavity optomechanics 04.07.2011 Marseille, France Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
EGAS Conference Talk given at a conference Cavity Optomechanics 29.06.2011 Fribourg, Switzerland Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Gordon Research Conference for Atomic Physics Individual talk Cavity optomechanics 26.06.2011 West Dover, United States of America Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Phononics 2011 Talk given at a conference Cooling of a Micromechanical Oscillator into the Quantum Regime 29.05.2011 Santa Fe, United States of America Kippenberg Tobias Jan; Weis Stefan Alexander;
CLEO/Europe - IQEC 2011 Talk given at a conference Optomechanical coupling in a two-dimensional photonic crystal defect cavity 22.05.2011 Munich, Germany Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
CLEO/Europe - IQEC 2011 Talk given at a conference Optomechanically Induced Transparency 22.05.2011 Munich, Germany Weis Stefan Alexander; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
CLEO/Europe - IQEC 2011 Talk given at a conference Measuring nanomechanical motion with an imprecision below that at the standard quantum limit 22.05.2011 Munich, Germany Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
CLEO 2011 Talk given at a conference Optomechanical coupling in a two-dimensional photonic crystal defect cavity 01.05.2011 Baltimore, United States of America Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
CLEO 2011 Talk given at a conference Optomechanically Induced Transparency 01.05.2011 Baltimore, United States of America Weis Stefan Alexander; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
CLEO 2011 Talk given at a conference Measuring nanomechanical motion with an imprecision below that at the standard quantum limit 01.05.2011 Baltimore, United States of America Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Crans Montana Winter School on Quantum Nanosystems Individual talk Cavity Optomechanics 31.03.2011 Crans Montana, Switzerland Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
DPG Frühjahrstagung Talk given at a conference Optomechanically Induced Transparency 16.03.2011 Dresden, Germany Kippenberg Tobias Jan; Weis Stefan Alexander;
Second International Workshop on Fundamentals of Light-Matter Interaction Talk given at a conference Cavity Optomechanics 13.02.2011 Porto de Galinhas, Brazil Weis Stefan Alexander; Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Optomechanics Workshhop ITAMP, Harvard Universitz Individual talk Cavity optomechanics with microresonators 07.02.2011 Cambridge, United States of America Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Photonics West Talk given at a conference Cavity Optomechanics 24.01.2011 San Francisco, United States of America Kippenberg Tobias Jan;
Seminar Collège de France Individual talk Optomécanique avec des Microcavités de Haute Finesse 24.01.2011 Paris, France Kippenberg Tobias Jan; Weis Stefan Alexander;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Gordon Research Conference, Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime 04.03.2012 Galveston, United States of America
Monte Verita Summer school 18.07.2011 Monte Verita, Switzerland

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
144977 Cryogen Free Dilution Refrigerator for Circuit Optomechanical Experiments 01.12.2013 R'EQUIP
143404 Resonator Quanten Optomechanik 01.12.2012 Project funding

Abstract

The proposed research program builds on the previously developed ultra-high-Q monolithic micro-resonators the applicant has studied over the past years. These micro-resonators offer unprecedented confinement of light in micro-scale volumes for extended amounts of time and have opened many lab-on-chip applications ranging from nonlinear optics, quantum optics to biochemical sensing. Over the last years it has become possible in these and related structures to observe the influence of radiation pressure in an experimental setting. Indeed, it has been shown by several groups including the applicants, that it is possible to use radiation pressure to cool a mechanical oscillator, in analogy to atomic laser cooling. The significance of the research program lies in its attempt to exploit the opto-mechanical system to study fundamental concepts of the Quantum Limits of Motion Measurements- a field which has sparked widespread interest in contemporary physics for quiet some time, but which to date remains experimentally unexplored and which is intimately related to concepts used in fields such as gravitational wave detection or scanning probe techniques. From a conceptual point of view, this research could tries to approach the quantum limits of a mechanical, mesoscopic object, which have so far not been probed or observed and which are part of the emerging research field "cavity Quantum Optomechanics".
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