Preparing a Mechanical Oscillator in Non-Gaussian Quantum States

F. Khalili*, S. Danilishin, H.X. Miao, H. Muller-Ebhardt, H.A. Yang, Y.B. Chen

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Abstract

We propose a protocol for coherently transferring non-Gaussian quantum states from an optical field to a mechanical oscillator. We demonstrate its experimental feasibility in future gravitational-wave detectors and tabletop optomechanical devices. This work not only outlines a feasible way to investigate non-classicality in macroscopic optomechanical systems, but also presents a new and elegant approach for solving non-Markovian open quantum dynamics in general linear systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number070403
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume105
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DETERMINISTIC GENERATION
  • SINGLE PHOTONS
  • CAVITY
  • LIGHT

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