Ludwig, Max and Safavi-Naeini, Amir H. and Painter, Oskar and Marquardt, Florian (2012) Optomechanical photon detection and enhanced dispersive phonon readout. . (Submitted) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120510-111058655
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In cavity optomechanics, nanomechanical motion couples to a localized optical mode. The regime of single-photon strong coupling is reached when the optical shift induced by a single phonon becomes comparable to the cavity linewidth. We consider a setup in this regime comprising two optical modes and one mechanical mode. For mechanical frequencies nearly resonant to the optical level splitting, we find the photon-phonon and the photon-photon interactions to be significantly enhanced. In addition to dispersive phonon detection in a novel regime, this offers the prospect of optomechanical photon measurement. We study these QND detection processes using both analytical and numerical approaches.
|Item Type:||Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||This work was supported by the DARPA/MTO ORCHID program through a grant from the AFOSR, the DFG Emmy-Noether and an ERC starting grant, and the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, an NSF Physics Frontiers Center with support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. ML thanks OJP for his hospitality at Caltech.|
|Group:||Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, IQIM|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||11 May 2012 15:26|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 15:11|
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