Technical Conference:
13 – 18 May 2018
15 – 17 May 2018

Optomechanics: Towards the Second Quantum Revolution

Symposium Organizers
Pierre-François Cohadon, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris, France
Jean-Philippe Poizat, Institut Néel, Grenoble, France
Pierre Verlot, Institut Lumière Matière, Lyon, France

The field of Optomechanics explores the reciprocal interactions between light and mechanical motion. Early proposed for supporting the first Gedanken Experiments at the foundation of Quantum Mechanics, the picture of a movable object interacting with photons has been further formalized and developed in the 1970’s for investigating the quantum limits in interferometric measurements, which represents a pivotal contribution to Quantum Measurement Theory.

At present, the field of optomechanics has started stepping into the quantum regime. After 20 years of intense development, the first quantum manifestations have been observed with macroscopic systems, such as quantum groundstate laser cooling and radiation pressure induced quantum backaction. This symposium will review the most recent advances achieved and enabled by quantum optomechanics and will introduce the upcoming challenges towards the Second Quantum Revolution and their consequences in Science and Technology.

Invited Speakers

Antoine Heidmann, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, France
Quantum Optomechanics with Micro- and Nano-Mirrors

Tobias Kippenberg, EPFL, Switzerland
Force Metrology Using Quantum Correlations of Light Generated Due to a Room-temperature Mechanical Oscillator

Florian Marquardt, Max Planck Institute for Science of Light, Germany
Topology of Light and Sound

David McClelland, The Australian National University, Australia
Non-classical sources of light and their applications to gravitational wave detection

Philip Treutlein, University of Basel, Switzerland
Hybrid Atom-Membrane Optomechanics

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