We compute the optomechanical characteristics (frequencies, masses) of silicon micro-mechanical oscillators and show that they allow to demonstrate quantum effects of radiation pressure (squeezing, QND measurements). Progress of the foregoing experiment is presented.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
P. Cohadon, O. Arcizet, T. Briant, A. Heidmann, and M. Pinard, "Toward Quantum Optics Experiments with Silicon Micro-Mechanical Oscillators," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper QMG7.
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