Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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Quantum Reservoir Engineering in Optomechanical Systems

Jun 18, 2015, 9:15 AM
CCIS L2-200 (University of Alberta)

CCIS L2-200

University of Alberta

Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Condensed Matter and Materials Physics / Physique de la matière condensée et matériaux (DCMMP-DPMCM) R1-1 Optomechanics -- minisymposium I (DCMMP-DAMOPC) / Optomécanique -- minisymposium I (DPMCM-DPAMPC)


Aashish Clerk (McGill University)


The field of quantum optomechanics involves studying the interaction of a mechanical resonator and photons in a cavity. It has seen remarkable progress in the past few years, and holds considerable promise for both fundamental studies of quantum phenomena, as well as applications to quantum information processing and ultra-sensitive detection. In this talk, I will discuss recent theory work exploring how mechanical dissipation can be used as a quantum resource in optomechanics. This kind of "reservoir engineering" allows one to generate both squeezed and entangled light, and also allows the construction of devices which break time-reversal symmetry and reciprocity without the use of magneto-optic effects. While very general, the approaches I discuss are particular well-suited to superconducting circuit realizations of optomechanics.

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Aashish Clerk (McGill University)

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