Quantum Information and Coherence pp 65-85

Part of the Scottish Graduate Series book series (SGS)

Towards Macroscopic Superpositions via Single-photon Optomechanics

  • Brian Pepper
  • Petro Sonin
  • Evan Jeffrey
  • Hedwig Eerkens
  • Sven de Man
  • Dirk Bouwmeester
Chapter

Abstract

We describe and compare two proposals for creating macroscopic superpositions using single-photon optomechanical systems. The realization of the proposed experiments poses major technological challenges, which we examine. Reaching the quantum ground state is essential for both schemes. We present experimental results on optical cooling, which provides a way to reach the quantum ground state for low frequency optomechanical resonators.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Pepper
    • 1
  • Petro Sonin
    • 2
  • Evan Jeffrey
    • 1
  • Hedwig Eerkens
    • 2
  • Sven de Man
    • 2
  • Dirk Bouwmeester
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaCaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.Huygens LaboratoryLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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