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Enhanced Quantum Nonlinearities in a Two-Mode Optomechanical System

Ludwig, Max and Safavi-Naeini, Amir H. and Painter, Oskar and Marquardt, Florian (2012) Enhanced Quantum Nonlinearities in a Two-Mode Optomechanical System. Physical Review Letters, 109 (6). Art. No. 063601. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.063601.

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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 quantum nondemolition detection processes using both analytical and numerical approaches.

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Safavi-Naeini, Amir H.0000-0001-6176-1274
Painter, Oskar0000-0002-1581-9209
Marquardt, Florian0000-0003-4566-1753
Additional Information:© 2012 American Physical Society. Received 19 February 2012; published 7 August 2012. 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 andMatter, an NSF Physics Frontiers Center with support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. M. L. thanks O. J. P. for his hospitality at Caltech.
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)UNSPECIFIED
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)UNSPECIFIED
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Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)UNSPECIFIED
NSF Physics Frontiers CenterUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Issue or Number:6
Classification Code:PACS: 42.50.Wk, 07.10.Cm, 42.50.Lc, 42.65.-k
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