Engineering single-phonon number states of a mechanical oscillator via photon subtraction

M. Miskeen Khan, M. Javed Akram, M. Paternostro, F. Saif

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Abstract

We introduce an optomechanical scheme for the probabilistic preparation of single-phonon Fock states of mechanical modes based on photosubtraction. The quality of the produced mechanical state is confirmed by a number of indicators, including phonon statistics and conditional fidelity. We assess the detrimental effect of parameters such as the temperature of the mechanical system and address the feasibility of the scheme with state-of-the-art technology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063830
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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