Exploring Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics in Optomechanical Devices

  • Haixing Miao

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

About this book


Recent state-of-the-art technologies in fabricating low-loss optical and mechanical components have significantly motivated the study of quantum-limited measurements with optomechanical devices. Such research is the main subject of this thesis. In the first part, the author considers various approaches for surpassing the standard quantum limit for force measurements. In the second part, the author proposes different experimental protocols for using optomechanical interactions to explore quantum behaviors of macroscopic mechanical objects. Even though this thesis mostly focuses on large-scale laser interferometer gravitational-wave detectors and related experiments, the general approaches apply equally well for studying small-scale optomechanical devices.

The author is the winner of the 2010 Thesis prize awarded by the Gravitational Wave International Committee.


Award winning thesis Gravitational-wave detectors Macroscopic quantum states Optomechanics Quantum mechanics Quantum optics Quantum-limited measurement Springer Theses

Authors and affiliations

  • Haixing Miao
    • 1
  1. 1., Caltech M350-17Theoretical AstrophysicsPasadenaUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25639-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25640-0
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