Quantum squeezing of motion in a mechanical resonator

@article{Wollman2015QuantumSO,
  title={Quantum squeezing of motion in a mechanical resonator},
  author={Emma Edwina Wollman and Chan U. Lei and Aaron Jacob Weinstein and Junecue Suh and Andreas Kronwald and Florian Marquardt and Aashish A. Clerk and Keith C. Schwab},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={349},
  pages={952-955}
}
According to quantum mechanics, a harmonic oscillator can never be completely at rest. Even in the ground state, its position will always have fluctuations, called the zero-point motion. Although the zero-point fluctuations are unavoidable, they can be manipulated. Using microwave frequency radiation pressure, we have manipulated the thermal fluctuations of a micrometer-scale mechanical resonator to produce a stationary quadrature-squeezed state with a minimum variance of 0.80 times that of the… CONTINUE READING
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