oops Quantum Optomechanics Lab


Welcome to the Quantum Optomechanics Lab at the University of Arizona. We couple nano-mechanical resonators and optical cavities to investigate various aspects of quantum physics at the macroscale. Questions we explore include: Can a solid state object be cooled to its ground state using radiation pressure? What are the signatures of the uncertainty principle in an interferometric measurement? Can a light field be squeezed by reflecting it from a mirror? Answers to these questions yield insights into the possibility of a new generation of optomechanical quantum technologies, such as squeezing-enhanced force sensors. Along similar lines, we are interested in using optomechanical systems as precision measurement tools, accessing fundamental physics such as non-Newtonian gravity and ultralight dark matter.

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Mailing address:
  College of Optical Sciences
  University of Arizona
  1630 E. University Blvd.
  Tucson, AZ 85721, USA

  Phone: 520-621-2584 (Office)

Last modified: Septemer 6, 2020