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Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime
Exploring and Interfacing Different Quantum Worlds
March 9-14, 2014
Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA

Related Meeting Information
The Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime Gordon Research Conference was held in conjunction with the Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime Gordon Research Seminar. Please refer to the Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime GRS web page for more information.

Mechanical systems are currently making giant strides into the quantum regime. Both nano-electromechanical and optomechanical setups have been cooled down to the quantum ground state of mechanical motion, ushering in a new era of quantum phononics. This meeting will provide a platform for presenting and discussing the latest advances in this burgeoning, interdisciplinary field, with its significant implications for quantum information processing, sensitive measurements and fundamental research. The meeting will cover the diverse variety of concepts and experimental systems that are contributing to these developments. It will include topics such as coherent control of phononic systems, conversion of quantum information involving vibrational modes, nonclassical mechanical quantum states, multimode systems and phononic circuits, hybrid quantum systems, and other new approaches. Both theoretical and experimental aspects of the field will be represented.


Contributors

SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmLevitation Approaches to Optomechanics
7:40 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion Leader: Darrick Chang (ICFO, Barcelona)
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmPeter Barker (University College London)
"Levitated Cavity Optomechanics of Nanospheres in a Paul Trap"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmNikolai Kiesel (University of Vienna)
"Towards Quantum Experiments with Levitated Nanospheres"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQuantum Interfaces and Mechanics
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Hailin Wang (Oregon)
9:30 am - 10:05 amKonrad W. Lehnert (JILA, Univ. of Colorado and NIST)
"Memory, Entanglement, and Quantum Transduction with Electromechanical Circuits"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 amAndrew Cleland (UC Santa Barbara)
"Development of a Microwave-to-Optical Quantum Converter"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pmHong Tang (Yale)
"Phase Coherence Manipulation of Optical, Microwave and Mechanical Motion in Cavity Electro-Opto-Mechanical System"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNew Directions in Theory
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Girish Agarwal (Oklahoma State University)
8:00 pm - 8:35 pmYanbei Chen (Caltech)
"Testing Quantum Mechanics with Macroscopic Objects"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:20 pmKjetil Børkje (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen)
"Motivations for Increasing the Single-Photon Coupling Strength in Cavity Optomechanical Systems"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmElectromechanical Systems
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Fabio Pistolesi (Univ. Bordeaux)
9:30 am - 10:05 amAdrian Bachtold (ICFO, Barcelona)
"Mechanical Resonators Based on Nanotubes and Graphene"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 amYaroslav Blanter (Delft Univ. of Technology)
"SQUID-Based Nanomechanics"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pmPer Delsing (Chalmers)
"Interaction Between Propagating Phonons and Superconducting Qubits"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPhotonic Circuits & Nanophotonics
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Amir Safavi-Naeini (Stanford and ETH Zürich)
8:00 pm - 8:35 pmPhilip Russell (Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen)
"Optomechanical Nonlinearities in Nanostructured Glass Fibres"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:20 pmPeter Rakich (Yale)
"Photons and Phonons in Guided-Wave Systems"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNanomechanics and Two-Level Systems
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Patrick Maletinsky (Basel)
9:30 am - 10:05 amCharles Tahan (Laboratory for Physical Sciences)
"Cavity Quantum Phonodynamics and More in Silicon and Other Semiconductors"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 amTobias Kippenberg (EPFL Lausanne)
"Cavity Optomechanics with Two Level Systems and the Reversed Dissipation Hierarchy"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pmAnia Bleszynski Jayich (UC Santa Barbara)
"Diamond Spins and Resonators"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOptomechanics with Cold Atoms
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Dan Stamper-Kurn (Berkeley)
8:00 pm - 8:35 pmPierre Meystre (The University of Arizona)
"Hybrid Optomechanical Systems with Ultracold Atoms"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:20 pmJózsef Fortágh (Tübingen)
"Interfacing Cold Atoms and Nanostructures"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMultimode Nanomechanics
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Ron Lifshitz (Tel Aviv University)
9:30 am - 10:05 amMichal Lipson (Cornell)
"Synchronization of Mechanical Oscillators Using Light"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 amRosario Fazio (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
"Quantum Synchronization in Coupled Optomechanical Systems"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pmJohn Teufel (NIST Boulder)
"Quantum Optomechanics with Microwave Photons"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session IV
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMechanics with Superfluids
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Jack Harris (Yale)
8:00 pm - 8:35 pmKeith Schwab (Caltech)
"Superfluid Optomechanics: Quest for the Ultimate Mechanical Material"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:20 pmDavid Schuster (University of Chicago)
"Coupling Ripplons and Phonons in Superfluid He4 with Superconducting Resonators"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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