Type: 
Colloquium
Date-Time: 
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Weniger 153
Event Speaker: 
Hailin Wang, Department of Physics, University of Oregon
Local Contact: 
Michael Zwolak
Abstract: 

It is well known that mechanical forces of light can be used for the manipulation of mechanical motion in microscopic systems. Notable examples include laser cooling and laser tweezers. In this talk, I will discuss recent development on the use of mechanical forces of light to control mechanical motion in macroscopic systems. As an example of potential applications, I will also discuss our current work on quantum state mapping between optical and motional states for applications in quantum networks.