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Quantum effects versus thermal noise in optomechanical systems
Author(s): Stefano Mancini; Vittorio Giovannetti; David Vitali; Paolo Tombesi
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Paper Abstract

We predict the appearance of purely quantum effects within a radiation field upon reflection on a movable mirror. The model of an optical cavity having an oscillating end mirror is employed, and the role of thermal noise associated to this mechanical motion is studied.

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Date Published: 16 May 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5111, Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics, (16 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.496945
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Stefano Mancini, Univ. di Camerino (Italy)
Vittorio Giovannetti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
David Vitali, Univ. di Camerino (Italy)
Paolo Tombesi, Univ. di Camerino (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5111:
Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics
Derek Abbott; Jeffrey H. Shapiro; Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Editor(s)

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