1. General Seminars

Quantum Optical Control of Levitated Solids: a novel probe for the gravity-quantum interface

by Markus Aspelmeyer (Vienna Univ.)

Aula Salvini (LNF)

Aula Salvini


Via Enrico Fermi, 40 00044 Frascati (Roma)

The increasing level of control over motional quantum states of massive, solid-state mechanical devices opens the door to an hitherto unexplored parameter regime of macroscopic quantum physics. I will report on our recent progress towards controlling levitated solids in the quantum regime. I will discuss the prospects of using these systems for fundamental tests of physics, including the interface between quantum and gravitational physics.