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Quantum Optics seminar - Dr André Xuereb: Strong Coupling in Multielement Optomechanics (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bad Mirrors)

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Thursday 22 August 2013,  at 10:15 - 11:00

Title: "Strong Coupling in Multielement Optomechanics (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bad Mirrors)"

Speaker: Dr André Xuereb, Queen's University Belfast & Unversity of Malta

Time & place: Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 10:15, 1520-732

Abstract: Optomechanical systems are often seen as ideal for the investigation of several phenomena involving light and matter, and lead the way in the exploration of quantum effects at the meso-scale. Currently-used topologies, generally making use of one moving element interacting with a single-mode light field, suffer from a distinct problem: the coupling strength between the light and the motion is rather small. We have recently described an alternative topology involving the use of several mobile elements interacting with the same field.

I will discuss some implications of this topology, including strongly-enhanced optomechanical coupling, and the possibility of long-ranged element--element interactions.

Coffee, tea and breadrolls will be served at 10.

Aurelien Dantan