Optomechanical Schr\"odinger Cats - a Case for Space

@inproceedings{Kaltenbaek2015OptomechanicalSC,
  title={Optomechanical Schr\"odinger Cats - a Case for Space},
  author={R. Kaltenbaek and M. Aspelmeyer},
  year={2015}
}
  • R. Kaltenbaek, M. Aspelmeyer
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • Quantum optomechanics exploits radiation pressure effects inside optical cavities. It can be used to generate quantum states of the center-of-mass motion of massive mechanical objects, thereby opening up a new parameter regime for macroscopic quantum experiments. The challenging experimental conditions to maintain and observe quantum coherence for increasingly large objects may require a space environment rather than an earth-bound laboratory. We introduce a possible space experiment to study… CONTINUE READING

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