Feb 20 – 25, 2017
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Canada/Mountain timezone

Quantum-limited and backaction evading measurements in optomechanics

Feb 23, 2017, 8:00 AM
1h 6m
Mount Temple A (Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise)

Mount Temple A

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise, AB, CANADA
Invited Talk


Prof. Aashish Clerk (McGill University)


In this tutorial-style talk, I’ll give an introduction to various aspects of how quantum mechanics constrains measurements in optomechanics. Among the topics I’ll cover include the formal definition of the quantum limit on continuous position measurement, techniques for beating the “standard” quantum limit, and back-action evading measurement strategies. Time permitting, I will end by discussing our recent work on two-mode backaction evading measurements and connections to autonomous feedback protocols (i.e. “reservoir engineering”) for stabilizing entangled mechanical (or magnonic) states.

Primary author

Prof. Aashish Clerk (McGill University)

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