Quantum Opto-Mechanics with Whispering Gallery Modes in Crystalline Materials

  • Lam, Ping (PI)
  • Aspelmeyer, Markus (CoI)
  • Buchler, Ben (CoI)
  • Furusawa, Akira (CoI)
  • Sandoghdar, Vahid (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    This proposal aims to develop technology to manufacture whispering gallery mode (WGM) disc and toroidal resonators from crystalline materials. Ultra-high optical and mechanical Q-factors of the resonator are attained through precision lathe machining down to smoothness of a few atomic layers. Using these high-Q resonators, we aim to (1) develop optical sensors and metrological devices with unprecedented sensitivity and accuracy; (2) investigate novel opto-mechanical quantum phenomena between the circulating light field and mechanical modes; and (3) generate robust optical states that exhibit strong quantum characteristics for quantum communication and quantum computation applications.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/1031/12/12

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$300,000.00

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