Quantum measurement and control in optomechanical systems

During the week of 9-13 of May prof. Gerard Milburn is visiting us and is delivering a series of lectures from 9 to 12 on

“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: Seminar room DFMC/IFGW/UNICAMP and colloquium hall IFGW

More information please go to the course page

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