Igor Pikovski

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Studying mechanical resonators via radiation pressure offers a rich avenue for the exploration of quantum mechanical behavior in a macroscopic regime. However, quantum state preparation and especially quantum state reconstruction of mechanical oscillators remains a significant challenge. Here we propose a scheme to realize quantum state tomography,(More)
Micro-optomechanical systems are central to a number of recent proposals for realizing quantum mechanical effects in relatively massive systems. Here we focus on a particular class of experiments which aim to demonstrate massive quantum superpositions, although the obtained results should be generalizable to similar experiments. We analyze in detail the(More)
Current attempts to probe general relativistic effects in quantum mechanics focus on precision measurements of phase shifts in matter-wave interferometry. Yet, phase shifts can always be explained as arising because of an Aharonov-Bohm effect, where a particle in a flat space-time is subject to an effective potential. Here we propose a quantum effect that(More)
Rainer Kaltenbaek , Markus Aspelmeyer, Peter F Barker, Angelo Bassi, James Bateman, Kai Bongs, Sougato Bose, Claus Braxmaier, Časlav Brukner, Bruno Christophe, Michael Chwalla, Pierre-François Cohadon, Adrian Michael Cruise, Catalina Curceanu, Kishan Dholakia, Lajos Diósi, Klaus Döringshoff, Wolfgang Ertmer, Jan Gieseler, Norman Gürlebeck, Gerald(More)
S. Singh, 2, ∗ L.A. De Lorenzo, I. Pikovski, 4 and K.C. Schwab Department of Physics, College of Optical Sciences and B2 Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 USA Department of Physics,(More)
Rainer Kaltenbaek, ∗ Markus Arndt, Markus Aspelmeyer, Peter F. Barker, Angelo Bassi, James Bateman, Kai Bongs, Sougato Bose, Claus Braxmaier, 7 Časlav Brukner, 8 Bruno Christophe, Michael Chwalla, Pierre-François Cohadon, Adrian M. Cruise, Catalina Curceanu, Kishan Dholakia, Klaus Döringshoff, Wolfgang Ertmer, Jan Gieseler, Norman Gürlebeck, Gerald(More)
S. Kolkowitz, I. Pikovski, N. Langellier, M. D. Lukin, R. L. Walsworth, and J. Ye JILA, NIST and University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA Harvard-Smithsonian Center for(More)
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