Organization of 2012 Cavity Optomechanics Incubator Meeting
Final rept. 15 Sep-14 Dec 2012
OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA WASHINGTON DC
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In recent years with the advent of high Q optical and mechanical micro-cavities, it has been possible to observe coupling between optical radiation and the mechanical modes in moveable structures in fine detail. Light when confined within a resonator exerts radiation pressure on the mechanical structure which gives rise to the effect of dynamic back-action. This leads to, among other things, parametric instability and opto-mechanical back-action cooling. Recently the dynamic manifestations of radiation pressure forces on micro- and Nano-mechanical objects have become an experimental reality. These observations have created a great deal of interest in exploiting these effects to study fundamental properties of light and mechanical systems and research in this topic has grown quickly over the past few years to include areas such as optical micro and nano-mechanical resonators, entanglement, generation of squeezed states of light, measurements at or beyond the standard quantum limit, single photon non-linearities, and fundamental sources leading to decoherence. In this incubator meeting, we examined the emerging areas referred to as cavity opto-mechanics and cavity quantum opto-mechanics with the goal of discussing the latest advances which define the state of the art, and exploring the opportunities afforded by this new technology to better understand coupled systems and the quantum phenomena encompassing both optical and mechanical systems.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices