August 30, 2021 to September 3, 2021
University of Innsbruck
Europe/Zurich timezone

【435】Quantum control of levitated nanoparticles

Sep 1, 2021, 6:00 PM
Room E

Room E

Talk Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics


Uros Delic (University of Vienna)


Owing to its excellent isolation from thermal environment, an optically levitated silica nanoparticle in ultra-high vacuum is a strong candidate to observe quantum behavior of massive objects at room temperature, with applications ranging from sensing to testing fundamental physics. With the help of a new, non-standard cavity interaction – cavity cooling by coherent scattering – we have achieved a first step toward full quantum control of the nanoparticle motion: quantum ground state cooling. I will present our recent results on cavity interaction and discuss prospects of creating macroscopic quantum states with levitated nanoparticles.

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Uros Delic (University of Vienna)


Mr Manuel Reisenbauer Kahan Dare Prof. Vladan Vuletic (MIT) Prof. Nikolai Kiesel Markus Aspelmeyer

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