International Summer Research Program in Gravitational-Wave Physics:
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Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Frequency dependent squeezed light in opto-mechanical systems:
    The sensitivity of future interferometric gravitational-wave detectors will be limited by the quantum nature of the light circulating in these instruments. This "standard quantum limit" is also being rapidly approached by measurements of cryogenic, opto-mechanical systems, such as the micro-pillar system at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (LKB). These opto-mechanical systems provide a platform for testing different techniques to surpass the standard quantum limit. One promising technique is to use frequency-dependent squeezed light, and a new source-apparatus of such light is being constructed at LKB. The student will work on aspects of the opto-mechanical and frequency-dependent squeezed light setups.
    Mentor: Pierre-François Cohadon


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