Towards a Photonic Quantum Standard for Mass and Force

Ryan Wagner, Felipe Guzman, Gordon Shaw

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Abstract

A fundamental standard for measuring small forces can potentially be realized using single photons to transfer a known number of quantized photon momenta using the process of reflection. For such an experiment, a resonant optical cavity will maximize the number of momentum transfers per photon, making it possible to scale the total force generated. We have developed and tested such a system that operates in the many photon regime as a stepping stone towards a photonic quantum force standard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCPEM 2018 - Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609736
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, CPEM 2018 - Paris, France
Duration: Jul 8 2018Jul 13 2018

Publication series

NameCPEM 2018 - Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements

Conference

Conference2018 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, CPEM 2018
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/8/187/13/18

Keywords

  • Force sensors
  • measurement
  • optics
  • quantum mechanics
  • standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiation

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