Macroscopic tunneling of a membrane in an optomechanical double-well potential

L. F. Buchmann, L. Zhang, A. Chiruvelli, Pierre Meystre

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Abstract

The macroscopic tunneling of an optomechanical membrane is considered. A cavity mode which couples quadratically to the membranes position can create highly tunable adiabatic double-well potentials, which together with the high Q factors of such membranes render the observation of macroscopic tunneling possible. A suitable, pulsed measurement scheme using a linearly coupled mode of the cavity for the verification of the effect is studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number210403
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume108
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - May 23 2012

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Macroscopic tunneling of a membrane in an optomechanical double-well potential. / Buchmann, L. F.; Zhang, L.; Chiruvelli, A.; Meystre, Pierre.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 108, No. 21, 210403, 23.05.2012.

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Buchmann, L. F. ; Zhang, L. ; Chiruvelli, A. ; Meystre, Pierre. / Macroscopic tunneling of a membrane in an optomechanical double-well potential. In: Physical Review Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 108, No. 21.
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