Quantum state preparation of a mechanical resonator using an optomechanical geometric phase

Author(s): K.E. Khosla, M. R. Vanner, W.P. Bowen, G. J. Milburn

Journal: New Journal of Physics

Volume: 15

Page(s): 043025

Year: 2013

DOI Number: 10.1088/1367-2630/15/4/043025

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We theoretically show that a geometric phase, generated by a sequence of four optomechanical interactions can be used to generate or increase nonlinearities in the evolution of a mechanical resonator. Interactions of this form lead to new mechanisms for preparing mechanical squeezed states of motion, and the preparation of non-classical states with significant Wigner negativity.

Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.0642

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