Witnessing Optomechanical Entanglement with Photon Counting

Ho, Melvyn and Oudot, Enky and Bancal, Jean-Daniel and Sangouard, Nicolas. (2018) Witnessing Optomechanical Entanglement with Photon Counting. Physical Review Letters, 121. 023602.

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The ability to coherently control mechanical systems with optical fields has made great strides over the past decade, and now includes the use of photon counting techniques to detect the nonclassical nature of mechanical states. These techniques may soon be used to perform an optomechanical Bell test, hence highlighting the potential of cavity optomechanics for device-independent quantum information processing. Here, we propose a witness which reveals optomechanical entanglement without any constraint on the global detection efficiencies in a setup allowing one to test a Bell inequality. While our witness relies on a well-defined description and correct experimental calibration of the measurements, it does not need a detailed knowledge of the functioning of the optomechanical system. A feasibility study including dominant sources of noise and loss shows that it can readily be used to reveal optomechanical entanglement in present-day experiments with photonic crystal nanobeam resonators.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Quantum Physics (Sangouard)
UniBasel Contributors:Sangouard, Nicolas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Physical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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