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Cavity Optomechanics

Nano- and Micromechanical Resonators Interacting with Light

  • Markus Aspelmeyer
  • Tobias J. Kippenberg
  • Florian Marquardt
  • Provides a concise introduction to the burgeoning and fast-moving field of cavity-optomechanics

  • Introduces one of the most promising fields in laser and quantum science and its applications in quantum information and gravitational wave detection

  • Covers the applications of high Q optical micro- and nano-cavities


Part of the Quantum Science and Technology book series (QST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Markus Aspelmeyer, Tobias J. Kippenberg, Florian Marquardt
    Pages 1-4
  3. Aashish A. Clerk, Florian Marquardt
    Pages 5-23
  4. Klemens Hammerer, Claudiu Genes, David Vitali, Paolo Tombesi, Gerard Milburn, Christoph Simon et al.
    Pages 25-56
  5. Pierre-François Cohadon, Roman Schnabel, Markus Aspelmeyer
    Pages 57-81
  6. Ivan Favero, Jack Sankey, Eva M. Weig
    Pages 83-119
  7. A. Schliesser, T. J. Kippenberg
    Pages 121-148
  8. Gaurav Bahl, Tal Carmon
    Pages 157-168
  9. Hong Tang, Wolfram Pernice
    Pages 169-194
  10. Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Oskar Painter
    Pages 195-231
  11. Konrad W. Lehnert
    Pages 233-252
  12. Aaron O’Connell, Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 253-281
  13. Dan M. Stamper-Kurn
    Pages 283-325
  14. Philipp Treutlein, Claudiu Genes, Klemens Hammerer, Martino Poggio, Peter Rabl
    Pages 327-351
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 353-357

About this book


During the last few years cavity-optomechanics has emerged as a new field of research. This highly interdisciplinary field studies the interaction between micro- and nanomechanical systems and light. Possible applications range from novel high-bandwidth mechanical sensing devices through the generation of squeezed optical or mechanical states to even tests of quantum theory itself. This is one of the first books in this relatively young field. it is aimed at scientists, engineers, and students who want to obtain a concise introduction to the state of the art in the field of cavity optomechanics. It is valuable to researchers in nanoscience, quantum optics, quantum information, gravitational wave detection and other cutting edge fields. Possible applications include biological sensing, frequency comb applications, silicon photonics etc. The technical content will be accessible to those who have familiarity with basic undergraduate physics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Aspelmeyer
    • 1
  • Tobias J. Kippenberg
    • 2
  • Florian Marquardt
    • 3
  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität WienViennaAustria
  2. 2.SB - PH - LPQMÉcole polytechnique fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institut für Theoretische Physik IIUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information


“It covers both classical and quantum aspects of optomechanics, with a good balance between theory and experiment. … an authoritative introduction to optomechanics that will serve the needs of graduate students and more experienced researchers interested in moving into the fast-growing field. Cavity Optomechanics provides an introduction to many of the most interesting experimental systems … .” (Pierre Meystre, Physics Today, April, 2017)