Quadratic measurement and conditional state preparation in an optomechanical system

George A. Brawley, Michael A. Vanner, Warwick P. Bowen, Silvan Schmid, Anja Boisen

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    We experimentally demonstrate, for the first time, quadratic measurement of mechanical motion in an optomechanical system. We use this nonlinear easurement to conditionally prepare classical non-Gaussian states of motion of a micro-mechanical oscillator.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of CLEO 2014
    Number of pages3
    PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Electronic)9781557529992
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event2014 CLEO Conference & Exhibition: Laser Science to Photonic Applications - San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, United States
    Duration: 8 Jun 201413 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 34


    Conference2014 CLEO Conference & Exhibition
    LocationSan Jose Convention Center
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Jose
    SeriesOptics Infobase Conference Papers


    • Instrumentation
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Conditional state
    • Mechanical motions
    • Micromechanical oscillators
    • Non-Gaussian state
    • Nonlinear measurement
    • Opto-mechanical systems
    • Oscillistors

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    A. Brawley, G., Vanner, M. A., Bowen, W. P., Schmid, S., & Boisen, A. (2014). Quadratic measurement and conditional state preparation in an optomechanical system. In Proceedings of CLEO 2014 Optical Society of America (OSA). Optics Infobase Conference Papers