Cavity Optomechanics: Nano- and Micromechanical Resonators Interacting with Light

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Markus Aspelmeyer, Tobias J. Kippenberg, Florian Marquardt
Springer, Jul 5, 2014 - Science - 357 pages
During the last few years cavity-optomechanics has emerged as a new field of research. This highly interdisciplinary field studies the interaction between micro and nano mechanical systems and light. Possible applications range from novel high-bandwidth mechanical sensing devices through the generation of squeezed optical or mechanical states to even tests of quantum theory itself. This is one of the first books in this relatively young field. It is aimed at scientists, engineers and students who want to obtain a concise introduction to the state of the art in the field of cavity optomechanics. It is valuable to researchers in nano science, quantum optics, quantum information, gravitational wave detection and other cutting edge fields. Possible applications include biological sensing, frequency comb applications, silicon photonics etc. The technical content will be accessible to those who have familiarity with basic undergraduate physics.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Basic Theory of Cavity Optomechanics
5
3 Nonclassical States of Light and Mechanics
24
From Test Masses to Micromechanics
57
5 Mechanical Resonators in the Middle of an Optical Cavity
83
6 Cavity Optomechanics with WhisperingGalleryMode Microresonators
120
7 Gallium Arsenide Disks as Optomechanical Resonators
149
8 Brillouin Optomechanics
157
9 Integrated Optomechanical Circuits and Nonlinear Dynamics
169
10 Optomechanical Crystal Devices
195
11 Introduction to Microwave Cavity Optomechanics
233
12 MicrowaveFrequency Mechanical Resonators Operated in the Quantum Limit
253
13 Cavity Optomechanics with Cold Atoms
282
14 Hybrid Mechanical Systems
327
Index
352
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