Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Producing Squeezed Light Using a Silicon Micromechanical System

August 07, 2013

Oskar J. Painter, Professor of Applied Physics, and colleagues have produced squeezed light using a silicon micromechanical system. "This system should enable a new set of precision microsensors capable of beating standard limits set by quantum mechanics," says Professor Painter. "Our experiment brings together, in a tiny microchip package, many aspects of work that has been done in quantum optics and precision measurement over the last 40 years." [Caltech Release]

Oskar Painter

Oskar Painter

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