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Preparing a Mechanical Oscillator in Non-Gaussian Quantum States

Khalili, Farid and Danilishin, Stefan and Miao, Haixing and Müller-Ebhardt, Helge and Yang, Huan and Chen, Yanbei (2010) Preparing a Mechanical Oscillator in Non-Gaussian Quantum States. Physical Review Letters, 105 (7). Art. No. 070403. ISSN 0031-9007.

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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 nonclassicality in macroscopic optomechanical systems, but also presents a new and elegant approach for solving non-Markovian open quantum dynamics in general linear systems.

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Additional Information:© 2010 The American Physical Society. Received 5 February 2010; revised manuscript received 19 April 2010; published 11 August 2010. We thank our colleagues at Caltech Theoretical Astrophysics group and LIGO MQM group for fruitful discussions. We thank R. Schnabel and C. Zhao for useful comments. F. K.’s research has been supported by NSF and Caltech Grant No. PHY-0651036. S. D., H. M.-E., H.Y., and Y. C. are supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Sofja Kovalevskaja Programme, NSF Grants No. PHY-0653653 and No. PHY-0601459, as well as the David and Barbara Groce startup fund at Caltech. H. M. is supported by the Australian Research Council and Department of Education.
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Classification Code:PACS: 03.65.Ta, 03.65.Ud, 04.80.Nn, 42.50.Dv
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:03 Sep 2010 21:38
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