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Quantum Limits of Optical Beam Deflection Measurements of a Nanomechanical Resonator

TitleQuantum Limits of Optical Beam Deflection Measurements of a Nanomechanical Resonator
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsS. Hao, R. Singh, and T. P. Purdy
Conference NameConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN Number978-1-943580-76-7
Abstract

Optical lever detection is a simple and robust method to measure small displacements. We report on our experimental efforts toward reaching and surpassing the quantum backaction limits of this method when probing a high Q nanomechanical resonator. (C) 2020 The Author(s)