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Quantum Electromechanical Systems QEM-2

December 13 - 15, 2006
The Inn at Morro Bay
Morro Bay, California

This workshop follows on the theme of the first QEM workshop held at Caltech in April 2001. QEM-2 will be a small "working meeting" focusing on universal challenges that currently confront the research community QEM2 Participantspursuing quantum limited measurements with nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS). The format will be a series of half-hour presentations over three days that focus on state-of-the-art techniques, issues, fundamental physics, and potential applications in mechanically-based quantum measurement and information. Each presentation will be followed by up to a half hour of discussion. To facilitate lively and constructive interchange after each presentation, a separate moderator will join each speaker to stimulate the post-presentation discussion.

QEM-2 will be kept small to insure a vibrant and open exchange of ideas. Registration for open slots will be on a first-come, first-served basis until filled. The registration fee for the workshop is $550 USD (paid in advance*), which includes three night’s lodging, continental breakfasts, box lunches, coffee breaks, and the conference banquet.

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*On-line registration (all participants): Closed.

Speakers Include: Markus Aspelmeyer (Vienna), Miles Blencowe (Dartmouth), Eyal Buks (Technion), Michael Geller (U Georgia, Athens), Jack Harris (Yale), Matt LaHaye (Caltech), Konrad Lehnert (JILA), Ron Lifshitz (Tel Aviv University), Gerard Milburn (U Queensland), Michael Roukes (Caltech), Dan Rugar (IBM Almaden), Keith Schwab (Cornell), Sasha Shnirman (Karlsruhe), John Worlock (University of Utah).

Conference Organizers
Michael Roukes, Caltech
Keith Schwab
, Cornell

*Waived for speakers, invited participants, and their guest. Others please see payment info when registering.

Program
The format will be a series of half-hour presentations over three days that focus on state-of-the-art techniques, applications, and issues. Each presentation will be followed by up to a half hour of discussion. To facilitate lively and constructive interchange after each presentation, a separate moderator will join each speaker to stimulate the post-presentation discussion.

A non-exclusive list of possible topics includes:

  • Transduction at the Quantum Limit
    • What is "measurable," limits of linear measurement
    • Parametric amplification
  • Dissipation and Decoherence
    • Measurements of dissipation
    • Lifetimes and coherence times for various states
  • What is the Environment?
    • Coupling NEMS to Quantum Electronics
    • NEMS coupled to SETs, qubits, Josephson Junctions, etc.
  • Coupling NEMS to Spins
    • Single-electron-spin magnetic resonance force microscopy
    • Toward NEMS detection of single nuclear spins: what will it take?
    • Direct detection at the Larmor frequency
  • QND, BAE, Squeezing
    • QND coupling schemes
    • Measurements schemes with high-Q electromagnetic resonators?
  • Thermalization, Energy Transport, Active Mode Cooling
    • Optical dissipation
    • Electron phonon-coupling in reduced dimensions
    • Limits of back-action cooling
  • Quantum Information and Testing the Limits of Quantum Mechanics
    • NEMS as qubit readout devices
    • NEMS as a bosonic bus, quantum memory
    • New decoherence mechanisms: e.g., spontaneous localization, gravitational collapse
  • Dynamics
    • Non-linear response, mechanical bifurcation amplification
    • Coupling mechanics to inverted media (spins, SETs, etc.), i.e., "cantilasing"
    • Dynamics in optical fields and cavities
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