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Quantum control of an optomechanical system with a single photon

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Quantum Control Engineering: Mathematical Principles and Applications

Co-authors: S Basiri-Esfahani (The University of Queensland), C Myers (The University of Queensland), J Combes (The University of Queensland)

Progress in the technology of optomechanical systems is reaching the point where the mechanical action of a single photon can be significant. In this talk I will describe how single photon states can be used to control the quantum state of a mechanical resonator coupled via radiation pressure to the light in a cavity. The photons can be used as a quantum probe of the mechanical state . This enables the engineering of non classical states of the mechanical oscillator with applications to metrology and experiments to look for gravitational decoherence.

This talk is part of the Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series series.

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