Constraining modified gravity with quantum optomechanics

  title={Constraining modified gravity with quantum optomechanics},
  author={Sofia Qvarfort and Dennis R{\"a}tzel and Stephen Stopyra},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
We derive the best possible bounds that can be placed on Yukawa- and chameleon-like modifications to the Newtonian gravitational potential with a cavity optomechanical quantum sensor. By modelling the effects on an oscillating source-sphere on the optomechanical system from first-principles, we derive the fundamental sensitivity with which these modifications can be detected in the absence of environmental noise. In particular, we take into account the large size of the optomechanical probe… 
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