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Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime
Gordon Research Conference

Mechanical Quantum Systems: From Fundamental Physics to Real World Applications

Dates

March 6-11, 2016

Location

Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA

Organizers

Chairs:
Oskar Painter & Eva M. Weig

Vice Chairs:
John Teufel & Markus Aspelmeyer

Meeting Description

The 2016 Gordon Research Conference in Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime seeks to bring together scientists and engineers across a broad spectrum of fields to discuss ongoing fundamental research and application of mechanical systems exhibiting uniquely quantum phenomena. The study of mesoscopic mechanical systems in the quantum regime has evolved tremendously over the last decade, where it is now possible to utilize a variety of cooling techniques to prepare and measure mechanical objects in their quantum ground-state, to monitor their quantum vacuum fluctuations, and to create non-classical states of their motion. Looking beyond the quantum ground-state, the 2016 Conference will explore the application of mechanical quantum objects for quantum information processing, quantum metrology and precision measurement, and in the study of quantum physics from the Planck-scale to the macro-scale. Materials and device research will also be a focus of the Conference, including topics such as low dimensional materials, superconducting electro-mechanics, superfluids, levitated nanoparticles, and ultra-cold atoms.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmElectro-Mechanical Quantum Systems
Discussion Leader: Konrad Lehnert (JILA, University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmOpening Remarks
7:45 pm - 8:00 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
8:00 pm - 8:35 pmPertti Hakonen (Aalto University, Finland)
"Superconducting SETs and Quantum Dots in Cavity Optomechanics"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:20 pmMichael Tobar (University of Western Australia, Australia)
"Precision Read Out of High-Q Acoustic Systems to Test Fundamental Physics and Read Out Massive Systems in the Quantum Ground State"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPrecision Measurement and Fundamental Physics
Discussion Leader: Klemens Hammerer (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:20 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:20 am - 9:55 amJun Ye (JILA, University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Ultrastable Laser with a Crystalline Cavity"
9:55 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:35 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 amRoman Schnabel (Universitaet Hamburg, Germany)
"Dissipative and Dispersive Optomechanical Coupling in Cavity-Enhanced Laser Interferometers"
11:10 am - 11:20 amDiscussion
11:20 am - 11:55 amJess Riedel (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada)
"Decoherence Detection: Dark Matter and Nanomechanical Resonators"
11:55 am - 12:05 pmDiscussion
12:05 pm - 12:25 pmRana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLevitated Mechanical Objects
Discussion Leader: Peter Barker (University College London, United Kingdom)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmJack Harris (Yale University, USA)
"Optomechanics in a Superfluid-Filled Optical Cavity"
8:25 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmLukas Novotny (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Cooling and Amplification of a Vacuum-Trapped Nanoparticle"
9:10 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNonlinear Dynamics and Multi-Moded Systems
Discussion Leader: Jacob Taylor (University of Maryland, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:20 am - 9:55 amWarwick Bowen (University of Queensland, Australia)
"Optomechanics in Nanoscale Superfluid Films"
9:55 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:35 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 amVittorio Peano (Erlangen University, Germany)
"Topological Transport of Light and Sound"
11:10 am - 11:20 amDiscussion
11:20 am - 11:55 amHiroshi Yamaguchi (NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan)
"Mechanical Systems Hybridized with Semiconductor Quantum Structures"
11:55 am - 12:05 pmDiscussion
12:05 pm - 12:25 pmSimon Groeblacher (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
"Non-Classical State Preparation of a Nano-Mechanical Oscillator"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCold-Atom Optomechanics
Discussion Leader: Monika Schleier-Smith (Stanford University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmDan Stamper-Kurn (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Cavity Opto-Magneto-Dynamics"
8:25 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmPhilipp Treutlein (University of Basel, Switzerland)
"Hybrid Atom-Membrane Optomechanics"
9:10 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNanoscale Devices
Discussion Leader: Ivan Favero (Université Paris Diderot / CNRS, France)
9:00 am - 9:20 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:20 am - 9:55 amAlex Fainstein (Centro Atómico Bariloche, Instituto Balseiro, Argentina)
"Cavity Polariton Optomechanics"
9:55 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:35 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 amJohn Davis (University of Alberta, Canada)
"Cavity Optomechanics in a Millikelvin Environment"
11:10 am - 11:20 amDiscussion
11:20 am - 11:55 amJohannes Fink (Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria)
"Integrated Quantum Electro-Opto-Mechanics on Dielectric Nanomembranes"
11:55 am - 12:05 pmDiscussion
12:05 pm - 12:25 pmJeremy Clark (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
"Cooling Beyond the Resolved Sideband Limit with Squeezed Light"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
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 pmOpto- and Electromechanics of Low Dimensional Materials
Discussion Leader: Shahal Ilani (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmGary Steele (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
"Microwave Optomechanics with Graphene and Silicon Nitride Membranes"
8:25 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmWolfgang Wernsdorfer (Institut Néel, CNRS, France)
"Molecular Quantum Spintronics with Mechanical Degrees of Freedom"
9:10 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmHybrid Quantum Systems
Discussion Leader: Ania Bleszynski Jayich (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:20 am - 9:55 amAlexey Feofanov (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Quantum Optomechanics in the Reverse Dissipation Regime"
9:55 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:35 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 amAashish Clerk (McGill University, Canada)
"Dissipation as a Quantum Resource in Hybrid Optomechanical Systems"
11:10 am - 11:20 amDiscussion
11:20 am - 11:55 amMarko Loncar (Harvard University, USA)
"Diamond Optomechanics and Quantum Photonics"
11:55 am - 12:05 pmDiscussion
12:05 pm - 12:25 pmHaitan Xu (Yale University, USA)
"Topological Energy Transfer in an Optomechanical System with Exceptional Points"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMechanical Transducers as Quantum Interfaces
Discussion Leader: Andrew Cleland (University of Chicago, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmCindy Regal (JILA, University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Towards a Quantum Interface Between Electricity and Light"
8:25 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmYasunobu Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Magnonic Systems in the Quantum Regime"
9:10 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:25 pmGeneral Discussion
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmClosing Remarks
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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