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Quantum measurement and control in optomechanical systems

A series of lectures delivered from 9 to 12 of May by prof. Gerard Milburn at UNICAMP

“Quantum measurement and control in optomechanical systems

Prof. Gerard J. Milburn

The Univerity of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Director of  the “Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems”

The emerging field of quantum optomechanics combines quantum optics and new fabrication techniques to control the quantum state of macroscopic mechanical resonators. This now provides a new approach for controlling the mutual interaction between light and mesoscopic structures, which is one of the eminent goals in quantum information science and of importance for fundamental experiments at the quantum-classical boundary. I will give an overview of this new field and discuss some specific models. These include a scheme to conditionally prepare a macroscopic mechanical resonator in an energy eigenstate by measurement, single photon optomechanics, and quantum entanglement in optomechanical networks.

Date and time: 09 to 11/05/2011 at 14:00 and colloquium in 12/05/2011 at 16:00.

Place: Sala de Seminários do DFMC/IFGW/UNICAMP e auditório do IFGW

Lecture slides: campinas-2011

  1. EXERCISES FOR THE FIRST LECTUREexercises1
  2. EXERCISES FOR THE SECOND LECTURE exercises2
  3. EXERCISES FOR THE THIRD LECTURE exercises3
  4. Additional material for photocounting (in portuguese) pcport

REFERENCES:

[1] Quantum Optics, D.F. Walls, G.J. Milburn, Springer; 2nd edition (February 6, 2008) .

[2] C. W. Gardiner e P. Zoller, Quantum Noise, Springer; 3 edition (October 15, 2004) .

[3] H. Wiseman, G.J. Milburn, Cambridge University Press, (December 2009).

Contact: 

Gerard J. Milburn: milburn@physics.uq.edu.au

Marcos C. de Oliveira: marcos@ifi.unicamp.br