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Single-photon Optomechanics

By A. Nunnenkamp, K. Borkje and S. M. Girvin

Abstract

Optomechanics experiments are rapidly approaching the regime where the radiation pressure of a single photon displaces the mechanical oscillator by more than its zero-point uncertainty. We show that in this limit the power spectrum has multiple sidebands and that the cavity response has several resonances in the resolved-sideband limit. Using master-equation simulations, we also study the crossover from the weak-coupling many-photon to the single-photon strong-coupling regime. Finally, we find non-Gaussian steady-states of the mechanical oscillator when multi-photon transitions are resonant. Our study provides the tools to detect and take advantage of this novel regime of optomechanics.Comment: 4 pages, 4 figure

Topics: Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Quantum Physics
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.063602
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1103.2788
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